PPP, PTI would fail to charge PM: Saira

PPP ref­er­ence to bring govt to its log­i­cal end; rid na­tion of cor­rup­tion, nepo­tism: Chan­dio

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Se­nior lead­er­ship of Pakistan Mus­lim League (N) on Tues­day said that Pakistan Peo­ples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-In­saf (PTI) would fail to prove any charge against the Prime Min­is­ter at the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pakistan (ECP).

“This was not for the first time that Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif was fac­ing a con­spir­acy against his gov­ern­ment which was to stop way of trans­par­ent politi­cians to run the gov­ern­ment,” Min­is­ter for Na­tional Health Ser­vices, Reg­u­la­tions and Co­or­di­na­tion Saira Afzal Tarar said while talk­ing to APP.

Se­nior politi­cian and cen­tral leader of PML-N, Syed Za­far Ali Shah said that such type of ref­er­ences could not be sub­mit­ted di­rectly with the ECP as ac­cord­ing to law, ref­er­ence only could be sent to the Speaker Na­tional As­sem­bly or Chair­man Se­nate, who could fur­ther move that ref­er­ence to the ECP.

He said that it was high time that main­stream po­lit­i­cal par­ties should play their due role in devel­op­ment of the coun­try rather than cre­at­ing hur­dles in smooth run of the af­fairs of the gov­ern­ment just for petty gains.

Min­is­ter for Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs Sheikh Aftab Ah­mad said that PML-N and its lead­er­ship had trans­par­ent record and that those who filed ref­er­ence would face de­feat as they could not pro­vide ev­i­dence in sup­port of their ref­er­ence.

PML-N mem­ber Na­tional As­sem­bly Mian Ab­dul Manan said that some el­e­ments did not want eco­nomic sta­bil­ity in the coun­try as they had started hatch­ing con­spir­a­cies against democ­racy.

Karachi: Ad­vi­sor to Chief Min­is­ter Sindh on In­for­ma­tion & Ar­chives, Maula Bux Chan­dio said on Tues­day that PPP’s ref­er­ence against PML-N gov­ern­ment will bring Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif’s gov­ern­ment to its log­i­cal end and rid the na­tion of cor­rup­tion and nepo­tism. ‘Nawaz Sharif has de­ceived the na­tion since long by es­tab­lish­ing off-shore com­pa­nies in the name of their close rel­a­tives. Panama Leaks is a big proof against the record cor­rup­tion and plun­der­ing of na­tional ex­che­quer.

Pana­ma­nian law firm and cor­po­rate ser­vice provider Mos­sack Fon­seca, who re­vealed Panama Leaks, has linked Nawaz Sharif’s chil­dren his brother She­baz Sharif’s in-laws to off-shore com­pa­nies, which is a clear trea­son with the coun­try and the na­tion,’ the ad­vi­sor said in a state­ment. The ad­vi­sor said: ‘Panama Leaks link PM Nawaz’s daugh­ter Maryam Nawaz and her broth­ers Hus­sein and Has­san to four off­shore com­pa­nies-Nescoll Limited, Niel­son Hold­ings Limited, Coomber Group Inc., and Han­gon Prop­erty Hold­ings Limited. The com­pa­nies ac­quired lux­ury real es­tate in London dur­ing 2006–2007.

The real es­tate was col­lat­eral for loans of up to $13.8 mil­lion, ac­cord­ing to the Panama Pa­pers.’ Chan­dio said that Nawaz should re­sign im­me­di­ately as he had failed to de­clare his as­sets to the na­tion, as keep­ing as­sets hid­den is not only tax eva­sion but pil­fer­age of na­tional wealth.

The ad­vi­sor said that in view the na­tion’s de­mand of tak­ing ac­tion against plun­der­ing of na­tional wealth, PPP had filed a ref­er­ence with the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pakistan (ECP) seek­ing the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of Sharif as the coun­try’s ruler. Chan­dio also re­ferred to a re­port as say­ing: ‘Nawaz Sharif has also de­faulted on Rs6 bil­lion loan when he filed his nom­i­na­tion pa­pers with the ECP in 2013.’

‘The anti-demo­cratic forces backed by PML-gov­ern­ment once again are out to harm PPP’s Sindh gov­ern­ment, but PPP lead­er­ship is wise en­gogh and has been con­tin­u­ing its strug­gle to fos­ter democ­racy, save na­tional ex­che­quer and serve drown-trod­den peo­ple as per the lessons given by Sha­heed Zul­fiqar Ali Bhutto and Sha­heed Be­nazir Bhutto,’ the ad­vi­sor con­cluded.

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