LAHORE: PML-N says every element of government and international diplomacy has been pushed to the brink of disaster by a mafia government led by Imran that has embarrassed Pakistan around the world.
In the Joint Parliamentary Party meeting PML-N, the leaders issued a resolution that said after the reasons quoted by the honorable Supreme Court and the explanation of its decision, the NAB as an institution and its head had no reason to exist, which is why the head of the NAB had to resign. They said the verdict issued by the high court was no less than a bill to the NAV as an institution and to the head of this institution. The NAV must be abolished and new and inclusive laws must be implemented to create an accountability institution in accordance with the principles of justice, law and the correct Constitution.
The meeting expressed solidarity with all leaders and workers, who had been arrested and jailed by NAB for reasons of being unjustly motivated politically. It was noted that politicians were not the only victims of the NAB-Niazi alliance but that many dissidents who dared to criticize the government were targeted by the government through the NAB which had become an instrument of political persecution and retaliation led by the Imran government. It is said the media has been one of the top targets where Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has been victimized, Channel 24 is closed and Matiullah Jaan has disappeared for the same reason. The meeting demanded the immediate rescue of Matiullah. The meeting expressed concern over the devaluation of rupees and shared concerns about the possibility of further devaluation of the national currency.
This demands that a meeting of the Joint Interests Council be called upon immediately to discuss the country’s sugar, wheat and gasoline crises. The meeting decided that this government had left the people of Pakistan at the mercy of the mafia which had plundered the nation under the protection of the government led by Imran.
PML-N leaders condemned the non-provision of funds for the FATA region which had joined the KP province. They welcomed the Gilgit-Baltistan election and praised all that Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman had achieved with his leadership and government. They warned of the imposition of partisan management cabinet and postponement of the election. The meeting expressed great concern over the coronavirus which is spreading rapidly in the country. It condemns mismanagement and misinformation spread by the government because of its confusion which exacerbates epidemic epidemics. It expressed concern over the HRCP report about the true state of COVID-19 in the country and said that an honest assessment of the situation must be submitted to the relevant parliamentary committee.
The meeting paid tribute to the doctors, nurses and paramedics who risked their lives to serve the nation during the pandemic. PML-N leaders protested the dire situation of a power outage in Karachi in the heat. They say the government is torturing the people of Karachi just to settle its value with the PPP. They say if the government fails to provide aid packages to farmers who have been hit by heavy losses due to locust attacks and the collapse of the COVID-19 economy, it will cause a food security crisis for Pakistan. The meeting expressed concern over worsening law and order conditions in Punjab. It is said that the level of crime and infrastructure degradation under the government in Punjab is terrible and it seems that the PTI is punishing the people of Punjab for choosing PML-N.
The meeting noted that this government had failed to meet people’s expectations for Kashmir. This shows that the absence of Imran Khan’s actions and diplomatic calm have strengthened Indian brutality in Kashmir. It said secret regulations to facilitate Indian RAW spies who served Kulbhushan Jadhav pointed to a hidden agenda that was questioned from this government. The meeting highlighted the humanitarian crisis that is happening in Kashmir occupied by India due to illegal annexation of New Delhi, destroying curfews and blackouts of communication in the valley since August 5.
The meeting said Pakistan must join hands with China to present a resolution at the United Nations Security Council, ask the United Nations to ensure implementation of the resolution in occupied Kashmir and give its promise to ensure the right of self-determination of Kashmiris. The meeting condemned the ongoing violation of the ceasefire by Indian troops along the Control Line and the Work Line. That shows that cowardly Indian troops are deliberately targeting civilian areas. The meeting condemned the election of India as a temporary member of the UNSC and condemned the diplomatic failure of the PTI government which helped India be elected by a majority.
Our correspondent added from Islamabad: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), meanwhile, demanded the resignation of the NAB Chairman, Judge (R) Javed Iqbal after a detailed verdict from the Supreme Court regarding the petition to guarantee Khawaja Saad Rafique and his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique.
“The continuation of the NAB chair in that position is contrary to moral ethics, because after a detailed assessment the NAB’s credibility has been revealed and it is the moral responsibility of the NAB chairman to resign now,” PPP Information Secretary Parliament Member Dr Nafisa Shah said in a statement.
Dr Nafisa Shah said it was proven that dictators and their remnants used accountability as a political tool. He said PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s attitude proved correct when he said that NAB was used for political engineering.
He said a detailed Supreme Court ruling had revealed the NAV and identified that dwarfs and shady past people had been imposed on the people. “Now, the time has come that death under NAB detention is declared murder and the killer must be brought to justice,” he said. He said the credibility of the NAB had fully ended and had become a factory of lies.