Fawad criticizes LHC’s verdict on Ravi Urban Development project

Says whenever courts ‘crossed’ their limits it hurts country: LHC decision has been challenged in SC

By: News Desk
Published: 03:34 PM, 28 Jan, 2022
Fawad criticizes LHC’s verdict on Ravi Urban Development project
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Criticizing the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict against the Ravi Urban Development Authority (RUDA), Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Friday that the government had already challenged the court’s decision in the Supreme Court (SC), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.  

Talking to the media in Lahore, he said, “Let the executive and the parliament do their own job.”

He was of the view that whenever the judiciary had transgressed its limits, it had proved harmful for the country. 

He expressed the hope that the Ravi Urban Development Project would be completed on time. 

Commenting on the passage of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Amendment Bill, 2022 by the Senate today, Fawad said the government had proved its numerical strength in the Upper House. “As was the case in the past, the opposition parties’ dream of blocking the passage of the government-sponsored bill could not come true even today,” he said, adding, “Here I would like to thank former prime minister and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani whose absence at the time of voting proved crucial for the passage of the bill by the Senate.  

Fawad said now after the passage of the bill, all the conditions laid down by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had been fulfilled. “Now the SBP will be an autonomous organization, and the country’s economy as well as its currency will also strengthen,” he hoped. 

Regarding the reports of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returning to the country, the minister said already his two appeals against the sentence handed down to him had been rejected. “He is not coming on his own, but is being brought to the country,” he claimed.

Belittling the opposition parties, he went on to say that these parties neither had any vision nor any policy. “The fragmented opposition has paid the price for its poor strategy,” he opined.