Fawad Chaudhry foresees Punjab CM election next week

By: News Desk
Published: 02:16 PM, 2 Jun, 2022
Fawad Chaudhry foresees Punjab CM election next week
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Former information minister and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday that he was foreseeing an elected government taking over in Punjab following an election for the provincial chief minister next week rendered necessary after the de-notification of 25 PTI MPAs by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

Speaking to the media outside the office of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), he said there was a constitutional crisis in both the Punjab and Center.

He further said that despite the fact that Hamza Shehbaz had taken oath as Punjab chief minister, not a single minister had been appointed as yet. 

He went on to add there was also a crisis at Center as Prime Minister was presently on his sixth foreign visit in less than two months along with his large entourage. “As many as 54 people are accompanying him to Turkey,” he said, adding, “Earlier, he had taken 103 people, including leaders and ministers from coalition parties, to Saudi Arabia.”    

“If you count the number of days both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders spend abroad while they are in the government, you will come to know that the days they spend outside the country outnumber those they spend in the country.”

PTI leader wondered that while on one hand the PML-N leaders said the government was short of money, on the other hand they did not hesitate to go on foreign tours at government expenses. “If you are so much worried about meager resources, you should cut down your expenditures,” he said, and regretted that truth of the matter was that right now the country had an imported government, which was also incompetent. 

Former minister also lashed out at the government for not controlling loadshedding in the country. “If you cannot run the country, you better quit,” he advised.

Fawad also condemned the use of force by the authorities against the PTI workers and leaders during the party’s long march towards Islamabad.