KARACHI: The Minister of Railways, Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad, has said he had indicated that in December, broad action would be taken against ‘those elements’.
The federal minister responded to questions about the indictment of former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur by an accountability court earlier in the day at a press conference on Monday.
Regarding Nawaz, he said that the former prime minister had eliminated the legal options available to him to return to Pakistan. He alleged that Sharif had projected an Indian narrative against the Pakistani Army. “He (Nawaz Sharif) used to say that he was not fighting Imran Khan because of his fight against other people,” he said. “I fail to understand why maybe the people protected by General Ziaul Haq would turn against the army,” he said.
Responding to the PPP chairman’s statement that he would not attend the briefing where Shaykh Rasyid was also present, the railway minister said he did not know why the PPP chairman was so afraid of him, but the chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party must be careful. its status as MNA. “I am of the view that Bilawal Bhutto has the potential to play a positive role in Pakistani politics,” he said. “There is no more damage in my statement,” he stressed
Sheikh Rasheed said he would hold a public meeting at the same venue wherever the opposition holds a public meeting after the All Parties Conference. “Time has passed now when the attendance of just 5,000 people in public gatherings is being exaggerated to project attendance of up to 50,000 people,” he said. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was steadfast because he (PM) had decided to prosecute corrupt politicians in a constitutional and legal perspective.
He said that soon all encroachment would be removed from the rail area and added that a map of the railroad fields relating to the British colonial era would be released in the next 15 days to show encroachment on federal land. He said the KCR project would be revived in collaboration with the chief minister of Sindh. “If he (CM) is interested in running the KCR, we will submit it,” he said.