Governor’s Rule won’t be imposed in Sindh: Fawad Chaudhry

Islamabad: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry Monday said the federal government had no intention to impose Governor’s Rule in Sindh or topple the provincial government. Talking to journalists, he said an impression was being given that the federal government wanted to interfere or destabilize the Sindh government. The minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that no such impression should be attributed to the federal government. Chaudhry, however, said that Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah should resign in the circumstance of serious allegations of corruption leveled against him. He said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)’s provincial government in Sindh is facing pressure from inside the Assembly for an in-house change. He alleged Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif had mercilessly plundered national wealth and bought properties abroad. He said for the first time in the history of Pakistan, federal government believes in independence of institutions and providing equal level playing field to work independently and freely. He said Asif Ali Zardari and others had plundered the money meant for the people of Sindh and spent it for personal benefits. Regarding filing of 16 references as mentioned in the JIT on fake bank accounts, the Minister said the government has nothing to do with the findings of the report. He said it is prerogative of the Supreme Court to discuss merits and demerits of the JIT and the government would follow instructions of the apex court. Chaudhry said government wanted stability in the country but it should not be construed as that drive against corruption will lead to instability. He said that the accountability process under the leadership of Imran Khan will continue unabated and it will bring economic stability to Pakistan. Referring to a report submitted by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the Supreme Court regarding Asghar Khan case. The minister said the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) believed it was the worst example of political maneuvering in a democratic society and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) had managed all that. He said FIA should have not asked for closing that case even if he had no prosecutable evidence. He said that Director General FIA will soon brief Prime Minister Imran Khan over this matter.