Govt to resolve country’s problems within a year: Shiekh Rashid


MULTAN, Feb 6 (APP)::Railways Minister Shiekh Rashid Ahmed said on Wednesday the government would resolve the problems of the country within a period of one year.
Talking to the media persons at DS Railways office here, he said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was struggling in this regard and hoped that he would succeed in resolving the country’s problems.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was an honest person and no one could level allegation of corruption on him. The whole world acknowledges Imran Khan’s quality and have immense respect for him (IK), he added.
Shiekh Rashid said that Imran Khan brought financial packages from China, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The incumbent government has zero tolerance against corruption, he said and added that massive corruption was done in past, due to which, the country was facing financial problems.
Pakistan Railways was also following a policy of zero tolerance against the corrupt elements, he said.
The minister said that he had raised slogan “Aaram Haram Hay” (Rest is forbidden) in Railways department.
To a query about his name for Public Account Committee (PAC), Shiekh Rashid said that his name for the membership of PAC was given by Prime Minister Imran Khan. He has no objection on making Khawaja Saad Rafique and Rana Sanaullah as members of Public Accounts Committee. He maintained that he would present his viewpoint respectfully in the PAC. Dispelling the impression of confrontation in PAC, he said that he thought there would be no such thing.
Sheikh Rashid claimed that he was one of the senior politician and parliamentarians and he knew very well the rules and procedures of Public Accounts Committee.
He said that there were dozens of cases of corruption against Opposition and he was going to the Supreme Court against them.
He said that masses had assured him of complete cooperation towards the government during his journey to different railways station. He said that people wished that Prime Minister Imran Khan
should take strict action against corrupt elements.
He said that he would address a press conference on Feburary 8 and disclose many things. He, however, added that no deal was possible without consent of Imran Khan.