No party opposes military courts: Sh Rashid
LAHORE: Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said that no Opposition party would oppose military courts established to ensure peace in the country.
Addressing a press conference at Railways Headquarters, he said that there was no option other than Prime Minister Imran Khan to uplift the country.
He said that a huge investment would come with the visit of Saudi Arabia King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al e Saud to Pakistan which was expected soon.
He also predicted that US President Donald Trump would also come to Pakistan as the world was well persuaded by the policies of the PTI’s government.
He said that with the support of friend countries like China and Saudi Arabia, Pakistan was now able to talk to International Monetary Fund (IMF) in strong position.
To a question about mini budget, he assured that common man would not be affected with the mini budget. “Nawaz and Zardari were responsible for inflation in the country,” he added.
To another question, he said that there was no threat to the PTI’s government and Pakistan Muslim League (Q) was not going anywhere.
“All institutions and the nation was standing with Imran Khan against corruption,” he added.
He said that thieves and looters were responsible for the current crises in the country and the PTI government was working against corruption.
To another question, the minister said that Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairman was unable to sleep well after opening his fake accounts case. “I am worried about PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto as he should follow Zulfikar Ali Bhutto instead of his father in politics,” he added.
Sheikh Rashid said that there was no room for Sharif and Zardari families in politics in future.
He said that Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif was trying to get National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) in favour of him. “Shehbaz Sharif can never be succeeded in getting NRO,” he added.
To another question about his membership in Public Accounts Committee (PAC), the minister said that he had written a letter for this purpose to speaker and claimed no one could stop him from being member of the PAC. “It is Sheikh Rashid who will summon PML-N leaders in the PAC in corruption cases,” he added.
Responding a question, he said that it was matter of PTI to whose name it might withdraw from the PAC for making him (Sheikh Rashid) member of the PAC. “I am the most senior parliamentarian and well experienced member, so it is my right to be member of the PAC,” he added. He said that there was no place for corrupt people in the country.
He said that it was dishonesty that Shehbaz Sharif had become chairman of the PAC. “Imran Khan wants to run assembly so he got agreed on chairmanship of the PAC,” he added.