Fawad terms Fazl’s statement about security institutions irresponsible

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PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia to further boost bilateral ties


Staff Reporter
Islamabad

Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ch Fawad Hussain has said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman has given an irresponsible statement about the security institutions.

Minister said upcoming visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would prove a milestone in bilateral relations and cooperation in diversified areas especially economic field would get further boost.

Taking to media persons along with Sindh Governor Imran Ismail, he said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoyed deep fraternal relations.

Fawad remarked that the visit of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman after PTI’s induction in the corridors of power helped in improving relations between the two brotherly counties.

Criticizing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman over his irresponsible statement about defence capabilities, he said Fazl was disappointed with his political future and in this frustration, had been targeting national institutions.

Expressing disappointment over the remarks of JUI-F chief , he said entire nation stood by the armed forces.

Fawad said in the past Fazl had claimed that Taliban, a creation of his friends had reached near Islamabad.

He said no body should underestimate the valiant armed forces and law enforcement agencies which defended every inch of the motherland and successfully checked the scourge of terrorism.

To a question, he said so far no decision was made about lockdown but if ratio of coronavirus positive cases reached 15 per cent, there would be no option left but to impose the lockdown.

He said National Command and Control Centre was making calculations regarding requirements of edibles and other daily use items.

The minister said it was the duty of foreign missions to extend the best possible services to Pakistanis and all possible steps would be taken in that regard.

Speaking on the occasion Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said Prime Minister Imran Khan is committed to across the board accountability in the country adding that PM cannot show any flexibility in accountability.

Imran Ismail said Jahangir Tareen will face inquiry of the allegations against him like any other person.

He said Senator Ali Zafar has been given the task to get details about the matter and submit report to the Prime Minister. He said Jahangir Tareen also expressed confidence in Ali Zafar.

The Governor said the Prime Minister is focused on improving economy of the country; and due to prudent policies of the government, positive indicators are being witnessed in several sectors. He said exports and foreign exchange reserves are on the rise and rupee is stabilizing.

He said the entire world is facing inflation due COVID-19; however, the government is working to control it.

The Sindh Governor said the situation of the pandemic is highly serious in the country, and people must follow the SOPs to control its surge.