Govt believes in strong state institutions: Farrukh

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Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said on Monday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government believed in strong state institutions. Responding to the statement of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan was not like former prime minister and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, on whose orders the PML-N workers had once even stormed the Supreme Court (SC) building.

He further said Nawaz was the same man who in 90s had asked the Justice Qayyum of the Lahore High Court to write down the verdict of his liking. “All is well when the PML-N is in power. And when it is in the opposition, it always drags institutions into politics,” the minister said, adding that the PML-N should refrain from criticizing the institutions, particularly when the country was confronted with incidents of terror on a daily basis.

“Our officers and jawans are almost daily laying down their lives. Only yesterday, a Pakistan Army captain and jawan embraced martyrdom,” Farrukh said. He said that for the past three and a half years the opposition was talking about tabling a no-trust motion in the National Assembly.

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