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Imran Khan saved country from bankruptcy, says Rasheed

LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday said Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan saved the country from a catastrophe like “bankruptcy”, reported ARY News.

Addressing a press conference, Rasheed said PM Khan played a key role in minimising the foreign conditions attached in exchange for loans.

“China, Qatar and Saudi Arabia extended their helping hand,” he added. “People will be surprised to discover the amount of investment Saudi Arabia going to make in the future.”

He added that appointing Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee was a serious mistake of the incumbent government.

“Those who made him the PAC chairman will regret the decision all their lives,” he stated. “I will keep supporting Imran Khan in all weathers.”

Regarding circular railway project in Karachi, he said pieces of land for the project were retrieved as much as possible and more land can be reclaimed if the Sindh government cooperates with them.

“The case of Asif Ali Zardari was bigger than the cases of Shehbaz and Nawaz,” he said in response to a question.

Rasheed dismissed reports pertaining to PML-N coming out on the streets. “Sharif and Maryam said this in the past too but nothing happened.”

He also expressed certainty that PM Khan will bring all the people responsible for the Sahiwal incident to book. “I know Imran Khan, and he is not going to spare anyone involved in the case.”

Before concluding his media talk, he said Pakistan Railways will run VIP trains between March 23 and March 30.



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