Govt to fight in court if PTI challenges Punjab interim CM’s appointment
Ijaz Kakakhel Islamabad
Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf over its decision to withdraw resignations from National Assembly, saying that Imran Khan was heading gradually towards a complete political failure.
“Imran Khan is gradually heading towards a complete political failure as all his decisions were proving wrong and miscalculated,” the Defence Minister said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad.
Khawaja Asif hoped that under the leadership of Mohsin Raza Naqvi ascaretaker Punjab chief minister, free and fair elections would be held in the province.
He also welcomed the Election Commission of Pakistan’s decision being taken as per law and said that the entire process was done according to the constitution.
The minister clarified that the nominees presented by PTI and others did not have good exercise as one of the nominees was a serving government employee and the other was a dual national. “Their vetting was not good for these nominees. So that’s why they had to face humiliation in this case,” he added.
Moreover, the government’s nominees had one ex-civil servant and one media personality, he said, adding: “PTI also gave the name of another honourable bureaucrat who himself apologised to take the task.