ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad asked Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif to stay calm as he does not intend to ‘misbehave’ or ‘fight’ with anyone after his inclusion in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
In a press conference on Thursday, Rasheed underscored that he was the most senior parliamentarian of Pakistan and after consultations, he learnt that a minister can become a member of the PAC and “Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated me in the place of Riaz Fatyana.”
“There will be two Public Accounts Committees – one of Shehbaz and other would be of Sheikh Rasheed,” the minister remarked, assuring the Opposition Leader of the National Assembly that he was not coming to the PAC with any ‘malicious intent’ to misbehave or fight.
“I will play my constitutional role in the PAC,” the minister vehemently said.
Criticizing the issuance of production order for the detained PAC chairman every now and then, Rasheed recounted “My production order was not even issued when my mother passed away.”
He further noted, it was unlawful to issue production order for someone who is under remand.
Rasheed last week said, the government’s decision to appoint Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee was a blunder.
The minister claimed that “those involved in committing the mother of all crimes have been appointed to hold others accountable”. He added that there were no moral grounds for appointing Shehbaz.
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