Fawad says Pakistan's politics will fall apart without PM Imran

Giving media briefing after cabinet meeting, Fawad terms Maulana’s win as unfortunate for the country

By: News Desk
Published: 06:55 PM, 21 Dec, 2021
Fawad says Pakistan's politics will fall apart without PM Imran
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Federal Minister for Information Fawad Hussain Chaudhry Tuesday said Pakistan's politics will fall apart without Imran Khan so it is important for PTI workers to strengthen the PM.

According to the 24News HD TV channel, Fawad had given a briefing to the media after the cabinet meeting in Islamabad and termed the win of Maulana Fazlur Rehman in the first phase of Local bodies elections in KP as unfortunate for the society.

About a defeat of his ruling party in the LB polls, he said when three to four people from the same party contest in a constituency, they will lose.

He suggested to the party leaders and workers that they should now put aside their differences and strengthen Imran Khan.

Political dwarfs try to increase their stature by criticizing PM Imran, he added.

Fawad said it was not encouraging for any society to give power to those who are against women's rights and support a religiously violent policy like JUI-F.

The information minister said parties like JUI couldn’t be a substitute for the PTI.

Commenting on the tapes issue, Fawad said whenever the situation worsened for his government, Maryam Nawaz never disappointed to bring them out. And the tape that is playing today is a link in the same chain, he added.

He said Asif Ali Zardari had not succeeded to get a deal so delivering such speeches in public gatherings.

Today, those who are talking about managing the economy have drowned the economy by taking loans in their past governments. He said in five years, his government have to repay a loan worth $55 billion taken by Nawaz Sharif and Zardari in their tenures.

They had made payments of Rs134 billion to IPPs, he said adding that these payments were made due to expensive deals made under Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif regimes.

They have installed expensive plants on imported fuel which has resulted in a high cost of electricity today, he said adding that an IPP can generate 100 MW of electricity and if we need 25 MW then we have to pay for 100 MW of electricity.

Fawad said the OIC meeting will be held in March and Kashmir will be an integral part of it.

He said car manufacturing in Pakistan has raised 69% and sales of Suzuki Cultus increased by 161%, Suzuki Wagon R by 79%, Suzuki Bolan by 32% and Suzuki Alto by 180%. He also said that 85% of motorcycles are manufactured in Pakistan, and their parts are also manufactured locally.

He raised a question in connection with the said increase that how have these things increased if the economy has gone down?

Anyhow, he further said that the electricity consumption has increased by 13% and diesel by 26% in the PTI tenure while the construction, agriculture and textile sectors are experiencing historic improvements.

The minister said the foreign exchange reserves have been increased from $20.3 billion to $25.2 billion while the volume of exports has also been increased by 29% over the previous year.

At present, there are 200,000 companies in Pakistan that are registered with SECP, out of which 150,000 companies have been established and registered in the three years of PTI tenure.

He said a request for a meeting of ministers will be made with the Chief Election Commissioner tomorrow. He said the Cabinet has recommended an amendment to Section 22 of the Election Act.

Fawad said that a summary of contract employees was presented to the Cabinet. The cabinet has approved the loans obtained by the government, he added.

He said the appointment of official members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants was approved as well as members of the Human Commission for Children were also approved in KP in the cabinet meeting.

He said the cabinet has approved the name of Najam Riaz for the post of Commercial Attach in Saudi Arabia,

Fawad also claimed that the electricity has not become expensive but the fuel adjustment charges have increased.