PTI decides to file reference against former President Zardari: Information Minister

PTI decides to file reference against former President Zardari: Information Minister
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Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says PTI has decided to file a reference against former President Asif Ali Zardari for not mentioning his foreign assets in the nomination papers.

Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said PTI Sindh leader Khurram Sher Zaman has been directed to file the reference with Election Commission of Pakistan.

The Minister said Asif Ali Zardari owns an apartment in the United States and he has not mentioned that property in his nomination papers, which is obligatory under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution.

He said Asif Ali Zardari is not eligible to remain a member of the parliament anymore.

Fawad Chaudhry said it was commitment of the PTI to bring corruption-free political structure in the country. He said the government is not facing any political threat at the moment.

The Minister said government has given a free hand to all institutions for indiscriminate treatment to all. Talking to newsmen outside Parliament House in Islamabad today, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain says the government has strengthened the institutions and its policy of investigating corruption is bringing investment to the country. He said the agenda of corruption-free Pakistan is earning the country international acclaim.

The Minister said investment by Saudi Arabia and resumption of flights by British Airways have endorsed the confidence of international community in Pakistan.

Reacting to an article in Washington Post, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the people are appreciating Prime Minister's continued focus on plight of the poor.

He said the working-class Pakistanis are excited about the chicken and egg anti-poverty program of the Government.

Fawad Chaudhry said even more-affluent families appreciated Imran Khan's continued focus on the plight of the poor, which he vowed to prioritize.

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