LAHORE: Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday expressed his interest in becoming a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) with the intent of making sure that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leadership is held accountable for its work.
Addressing a press conference, the railways minister said that he would take the necessary steps in this regard. “I will write a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, asking him to replace any of his members with me in the PAC,” he said.
He further announced to challenge PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif’s appointment as the PAC chairman before the Supreme Court.
“We can’t allow a cat to guard milk. The man who is facing 121 cases should himself feel ashamed of probing others,” he opined while adding that he would also meet the premier to discuss the matter on Monday.
Moreover, he also told that he has requested the premier to inaugurate new trains, while 100 new shops, as well as a new shopping mall, will be built in Rohri. “We have also decided to introduce gift scheme for our frequent travellers,” he added.
The railways’ minister said that the police would be allowed to check the tickets at all railway stations after 15 days.
While commenting on the economic situation of the country, Rasheed said Pakistan is bound to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) but the government will take the loan on its own conditions. “Aid from allies has strengthened our position,” he added.