LAHORE, Sep 23 (APP):Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain on
Sunday said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given three
basic principles for new local bodies system in the
The principles based on empowering local bodies,
elections to be held through direct polls and system
to be simple, he added.
Talking to the media after the Punjab cabinet meeting
presiding over by the prime minister here, the information
minister said that law making would be based on the given
He said that village council experiment in KP remained
successful whereas there was union council system in Punjab
like Sindh and Balochistan.
“It was discussed in detail in the cabinet meeting that
whether union council is fine or village councils should be
constituted in the province,” he added.
The federal information minister said the government
would have to give Rs 8 billion annually for the Metro
Bus projects, adding that the audit report of the projects
had been received and now forensic report was being prepared.
“Forensic report is a technical one so it will take
some time, he added.
He said the PTI wanted that its government should be
a better one than the PML-N which should be based
on the people’s will.
To a question, he said that Nawaz Sharif had no political
future so he should now pray for his personal future as
a decision of the next case of Nawaz Sharif was coming soon.
“We have no personal enmity with Nawaz Sharif, he should just
return the looted money of the nation,” he added.
The minister said that the prime minister had directed to
investigate all those records which had been burnt during the
era of the PML-N government as whenever record was sought
from the PML-N rulers, fire had burnt the record.
“Records will be re-opened after JIT and I think
the most of the people from the previous government will be
in jail,” he said.
Commenting on the statement of the Indian army chief,
he said that the Indian government was facing internal
scandals, adding Indian Prime Minister Narendara Modi was
facing Rafale scandal like Nawaz Sharif facing Panama scandal
so the Indian government wanted to throw its pressure
Fawad clarified that Pakistan invited India for dialogue
but it should not be considered weakness of Pakistan.
“War is not in the interest of anyone, Pakistan and India
have been fighting for 70 years,” he said.
About the by-polls, he expressed his hope that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf will succeed in the by-polls.