Public transport to be converted into electric buses 70pc PML-N members not standing by Nawaz’s narrative: Fawad


Observer Report

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry claimed on Sunday that 70 percent of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) members are not supporting their party’s supreme leader Nawaz’s narrative.
“70 per cent of PML-N members are not standing by Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz’s [narrative] of targeting state institutions,” Fawad said while addressing a press conference here on Sunday.
He said that Nawaz Sharif is criticising state institutions just to protect his looted money. He said that the former prime minister has been visiting restaurants regularly in London and he should return back to Pakistan morally.
“Government is trying to bring back Nawaz Sharif,” he said and added that it would be easier for the incumbent in bringing Nawaz back to Pakistan as “he is a culprit”.
He urged the PML-N leadership to refrain from targeting state institutions, saying that it is against the national interest.
Commenting over PML-N disgruntled MPAs, Fawad claimed, “more disgruntled PML-N MPAs are in contact with PTI leadership and they will reject the narrative of Nawaz Sharif and join PTI soon”.
Commenting on the PDM, the federal minister said the movement’s only objective is to spread chaos in the country.
The PTI minister advised opposition parties to hold their rallies in marriage halls as they have been failed totally in gathering public
Moreover, Fawad Chaudhry vowed to convert Karachi’s public transport into electric buses.
He said that efforts are underway to make Islamabad as the first-ever city of Pakistan to convert its public transport into electric vehicles in near future.
“There is no doubt that Karachi is facing issues of public transport and the present government will fix this problem soon,” he said, adding that the federal government will talk with the provincial government for converting Karachi’s transporting into electric vehicles.
Chaudhry noted that global warming and climate change are attributed over 25 percent to transport and thus concluded that shifting to electric mode of public transportation will be a good initiative towards environment protection.
Last month, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Capital Development Authority to mark their interest in shifting public transport towards electric buses.