Published in 12 January 2021 11:15 p.m.
The PPP describes itself as a champion of democracy but issues a maximum rule: Murad Saeed
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Communications and Postal Service Minister Murad Saeed said the Pakistan People’s Party described itself as a fighter for democracy but issued maximum regulations during his own rule.
Speaking in the Senate about motions under Rule 218 sponsored by Opposition Leaders and other opposition lawmakers, he said the PPP government had passed a total of 150 regulations, adding that 74 were passed by the PPP in the first two years of its rule.
He said the PPP government had issued a no objection certificate (NOC) to the federal government for the development of Bundal Island.
He said, before giving his remarks, the opposition must also understand the articles of the Constitution regarding property ownership.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had paid special attention to the development of South Balochistan and an amount of Rs. 600 billion is allocated for the development and prosperity of this region. He said that the previous government was responsible for poverty in Balochistan.
The Minister said that with the development of the Islands, local youth would have job opportunities. He said that the opposition did politics by using different cards on the basis of regions such as the Sindh Card, Baloch Card etc.
He said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif offered a bribe to British law firm Broadsheet investigating his foreign assets. On the other hand, he said that the whole world recognized Imran Khan as a sincere and honest leader.
He said in the Panama case, the ‘Qatri letter’ was given because they did not hide their corruption. She said that when Nawaz Sharif’s sons couldn’t get an ID card, they bought a flat in London.
The minister also quoted a BBC report on Nawaz Sharif’s property and accused the former PML-N Minister of printing money by acquiring Iqama.
He said the former PML-N minister accused the PPP of being involved in money laundering and remittances on board, but they had now forgotten all the charges against each other. He said fake accounts were dug up and fake companies were given loans while Ayan Ali was found in a money laundering case.
He said that PPP and PML-N are currently trying to protect each other but Prime Minister Imran Khan will not give them the NRO from their corruption.
Murad Saeed said that Nawaz Sharif was holding meetings with various lobbies and conducting politics in London. He said that Nawaz Sharif and Ishaq Dar were fugitives.
He demanded the Chairman of the Senate to hold a debate on London property and all other important issues related to the corrupt practices of his previous tenure.
He said that no dams had been built since the Ayub Khan era and the economy had collapsed in the previous tenure.
The only agenda of the Opposition is to target state institutions and punish the NRO for its corrupt practices.
He said Pakistan was on the FATF gray list during the previous government’s tenure, but that the opposition tried to blackmail the government into FATF-related legislation.
The minister said the head of JUI-F had assets in all cities in the country and he was trying to save them.
The minister said that 172 textile units were closed during the last year of PML-N’s service but are now fully operational due to the efforts of the incumbent government.
He said the 6147 kilometers long road project would start in the near future, adding that 3,000 kilometers and 1,800 kilometers of roads had been built over the tenure of PPP and PML-N respectively.