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Opposition’s demand to nominate Shehbaz as PAC chairman unreasonable: Fawad

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Monday that the opposition’s demand to nominate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif as Public Accounts Committee chairman is unreasonable.

The federal minister was addressing a press conference, where he said that the commission was constituted to stop receiving of kickbacks.

He said that if a relevant department fails to provide information within 10 days then the commission can be approached.

The federal minister said that forming a commission to promote accountability is the first step towards a corruption-free society.

Chaudhry said that those who did corruption worth billions in the past will be held accountable.

“These people have no remorse over their doings, they remain unabashed… Thankfully, it was their last election,” said the minister.

While responding to the criticism on the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s 100-day plan, Fawad Chaudhry said that 34 measures were taken within the initial 100 days, adding that the steps taken under Prime Minister Imran Khan are exemplary.

The federal minister for information accused the opposition of not letting the government perform its duties and putting hurdles in its way through the parliamentary platform.

Last month, the parliamentary leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday decided that Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will not be appointed the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

The lawmakers concluded that an impartial person would be selected in consultation with the prime minister.