Buzdar not quitting, Nisar not coming: Sh Rashid

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LAHORE, Apr 24 (APP):Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said Wednesday that Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar was not quitting as Prime Minister Imran Khan was standing with him.

Addressing a press conference here at PR headquarters, he said that Ch Nisar Ali Khan was not expected to take oath as Member Punjab Assembly and no change was expected in Punjab in near future.

He said that PM Imran Khan was the second name of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) and he (Imran) would never spare any looter or corrupt in the country.

He said that former finance minister Asad Umar was a great man, whereas newly appointed Adviser to PM on Finance Hafeez Sheikh was an asset for the country.

To a question, he said that Shehbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif were names of two different narratives and Shehbaz was playing both sides of the wicket.

“However, Imran Khan will not allow any corrupt to prevail,” he added.

To another question about PPP’s politics, he said that Asif Ali Zardari was using his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to protect his looted money.

“Politics of Asif Zardari is based on a fake testament which was found in the bag of his servant,” he added.

The minister appealed to the Chief Justice of Supreme Court Asif Saeed Khan Khosa to release those poor innocent account holders on bails who were allegedly involved in transferring money to the accounts of Sharif and Zardaris as the real culprits were enjoying bails.

Regarding railways, the minister expected that during prime minister’s visit to China from April 25, the both countries would sign an agreement about design and feasibility of up-gradation of Main Line-1.

He said that work on Nullah Lai project was under progress which would be completed in few months.

About Sir Syed Express train, the minister informed that date for inauguration of the train would be set on the availability of the prime minister and its inauguration would be made in Rawalpindi or Karachi.

“The train will comprise economy, Air-conditioned and AC Sleeper compartments,” he added.

He said that complementary meals would be provided in the train not only to the AC passengers but also economy class passengers as well.

“The train will be run between Karachi and Rawalpindi via Faisalabad,” he disclosed.