Ready to discuss framework for next elections with coalition govt: Fawad
LAHORE ( Web News )
Senior leader of Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Fawad Chaudhry has said that the Pakistan PTI was ready to discuss the framework for the next general elections with the coalition government.
“We need a new charter of democracy driven by a new election commission and fresh polls,” he said while addressing a news conference in Lahore.
The former minister said that the PTI had its right over five reserved seats of Punjab and to deny it of its right of representation is unfortunate. He added that the reserved seats had nothing to do with the by-elections in the province.
Fawad lamented at “the way Hamza Shehbaz was made the chief minister of the province”. The Election Commission, he added, played the role of an enabler in this regard.
He also termed the unopposed election of “800” candidates in Sindh a “joke”, saying it was selection, and not election.
On the recent accountability law amendments, he said that the “National Accountability Bureau has practically died… all it now needs is the burial”.
The PTI leader hoped that the top court would hear the cases related to the accountability law reforms and the replacement of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor.
He claimed that the incumbent government has no idea which policies to pursue and public is in a state of confusion.
The “fake Aristotle” Ahsan Iqbal says development is possible if tea is not drunk but today grocery shops are being forcibly closed here… they are not getting enough electricity and oil while the common man is contemplating on how to live, he remarked.
Fawad Chaudhry further said that the state of our justice system is such that the cabinet has decided that retired judges should not be given plots, adding that pension of judges is the highest and there is no tax on it.
The former information minister said that the government is based on the “worst fascism” but the PTI is fighting against fascism and dictatorship and will resist the way former prime minister Imran Khan is being pushed against the wall.