ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Senator Shibli Faraz said the only purpose of the opposition’s union is to pressurize the federal government and it cares about personal wealth, not the country. The federal minister addressed a news conference along with Chairman Prime Minister’s Inspection Team Ahmad Yar Hiraj and stressed that the political opponents should not waste time as PM Imran Khan will not come under any pressure.
Shibli Faraz said Uzair Baloch joint investigation team (JIT) report has proven Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) nexus with criminals and same activities were committed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). The time has now come when corruption can no longer sustain in Pakistan, he added. Shibli Faraz said the government is fully committed to bring reforms in all national institutions. The minister said opposition’s diatribe in this regard will not distract the government from its top agenda. Corrupt practices during previous governments have deteriorated the performance of institutions, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Ahmad Yar Hiraj said under the reforms agenda of the government, Inspection Commission has completed 24 inspections during 18 months. He said reports of these inspections have been sent to the Prime Minister and actions are being taken against the culprits involved in corruption and embezzlement.
The Chairman Inspection Team said the government is paying the cost of corrupt practices that have been committed by the employees of different institutions, however, previous governments remained silent over it.
Ahmad Yar Hiraj said recommendations regarding reforms in AGPR are also being sent to the Prime Minister. He said FIA has also been directed to take action against the employees of AGPR who were involved in malpractices after evaluating the details of their assets.
He expressed hope that within few months, AGPR performance will improve and its system will become more transparent.
Replying to a question Senator Shibli Faraz said due to the prudent policies of the incumbent government, we have handled the Coronavirus pandemic effectively and now flattening of curve is being observed in the cases.
Replying to another question pertaining to the economy of the country, the Minister said that IMF has appreciated our initiatives and nation will hear good news soon.