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PAC chairmanship: Rasheed says he will win the case in SC

RAWALPINDI: Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Sunday claimed he would win the case against Shehbaz Sharif in Supreme Court.

Speaking to journalists in Rawalpindi, the minister said that Shehbaz couldn’t be made the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) because of corruption references against him.

He had moved the top court seeking Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif’s removal as chairman of PAC last month.

Rasheed said the biggest reason for inflation in the country was corrupt practices of rulers in the last 10 years.

“The country has been deprived of its wealth and resources due to corruption of past rulers,” he added. Hitting out at the Pakistan People’s Party Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Rasheed said the if corruption had another name, it would be Zardari.

He also ridiculed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who had strongly castigated Rasheed in his press talk on Saturday.

The federal minister has time and again reiterated his reservations over the decision of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government to nominate the name of the Opposition Leader in National Assembly for the coveted chairmanship of PAC.

Couple of days ago, Rasheed had asked Shehbaz to stay calm as he did not intend to ‘misbehave’ or ‘fight’ with anyone after his inclusion in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

In a press conference on Thursday, Rasheed underscored that he was the most senior parliamentarian of Pakistan and after consultations, he learned that a minister can become a member of the PAC and “Prime Minister Imran Khan has nominated me in the place of Riaz Fatyana.”

It is pertinent here to mention that the federal government was not ready to consider Shehbaz Sharif’s name for chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). The opposition and federal government later agreed to appoint him.

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