Sharafat Kazmi Islamabad
Chaudhary Fawad Hussain Minister for Information and Broadcasting said Tuesday that the government has fulfilled its commitment of tabling a resolution condemning the blasphemous acts against the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatam-un-Nabiyeen.
Briefing media persons outside the Parliament House about the Federal Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan here he said we should not forget the great sacrifices rendered by the policemen to maintain law and order in the country added that action will be taken against those, who were involved in it.
We just can’t forget the five martyred policemen, whereas those held under the Maintenance of Public Order can be released by the government,” he maintained while 800 cops were attacked and wounded during these protests held by TLP.
The minister dispelled the impression that the government had not initiated the dialogue process with TLP early and said it was the government that had begun the process.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the government is working on introducing electronic votingmachine and to grant overseas Pakistanis internet based voting rights.
He was briefing the media at the Parliament House in Islamabad this evening about the decisions taken in the federal cabinet, which met with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, in Islamabad today (Tuesday).
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said Prime Minister Imran Khan is very keen about electoral reforms in the country and it was informed that Pakistan has completed the technological part of the EVM, while its rules are yet to be decided.
He said besides, manufacturing of EVM in Pakistan, two machines have been imported from abroad.
The Minister said Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad and Minister for Religious Affair and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri briefed the cabinet about talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan.
He said the cabinet discussed the need of a countrywide centralized database about supply and demand of edible items in the country to avert any kind of shortage in this regard.
Chaudhry Fawad said the cabinet allowed transportation of containers pertaining to United Nations Children’s Fund from Karachi to Kabul on UNICEF’s request.
He said the cabinet approved appointment of Zaheer Abbas Khokhar as chairman of Pakistan Bait-ul-Maal.
He strongly condemned the threat of PML-N leader and ex-PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to hit the NA speaker with a shoe and hoped his own party could condemn it. “It is very unfortunate that people like Shahid Khaqan even become PM.
And it is just like the saying that chairs have come down for them, they have not reached these positions in terms of mental quality,” he argued.
The minister regretted that they had no etiquettes as to how to talk to the Speaker and ‘you talk in a way, as if you have done something outstanding for Pakistan.
It was during your tenures that the state institutions were destroyed and the situation being witnessed in terms of economy, social attitudes and extremism, all was nurtured during your stints’ while Imran Khan was here for the last two and a half years’.
He went on to allege how hypocritical they had been in their conduct, as if they had the pain for all the problems of Pakistan in their heart.
“Whether it is Shahid Khaqan, Ahsan Iqbal, Maulana Fazlur Rehman or others, their fight is not for Islam but for Islamabad.