Former Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Sunday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) was ready to discuss the framework for the upcoming parliamentary elections with the coalition government.
“We need a new democracy charter led by a new electoral commission and new polls,” he told a press conference in Lahore.
The former minister said that the PTI had its right to five Punjab reserved seats and stripping it of its right to representation is regrettable. He added that the reserved seats had nothing to do with the by-elections in the province.
Fawad lamented “the way Hamza Shehbaz was appointed chief minister of the province”. The Electoral Commission, he added, played a facilitating role in this regard.
He also called the unopposed election of “800” candidates in Sindh a “joke”, saying it was a selection and not an election.
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Regarding recent amendments to the Accountability Act, he said “the National Accountability Office is pretty much dead…all it needs now is burial.”
The PTI chief hoped the Supreme Court would hear cases related to accountability law reforms and the replacement of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor.
He claimed that the incumbent government had no idea what policies to pursue and the public was in a state of confusion.
The “false Aristotle” Ahsan Iqbal says that development is possible if tea is not drunk, but today the grocery stores are forcibly closed here… they don’t get enough electricity and oil while the common man wonders how to live, he remarked.
Fawad Chaudhry further said that the state of our judiciary is such that the cabinet has decided that retired judges should not receive any parcels, adding that judges’ pension is the highest and there is no there is no tax on it.
Ex-information minister says government is based on ‘worst fascism’ but PTI is fighting fascism and dictatorship and will resist the way former PM Imran Khan is being pushed against the wall .