PM Abbasi is Nawaz Sharif’s choice, has trust of everyone: Marriyum

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ISLAMABAD Aug 4 (APP): Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Friday said that Prime
Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is the choice of former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and has trust of the entire party.
Talking to a private TV channel, she said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would move forward in conformity with the
vision of former prime minister for completing the unfinished agenda
of the previous government and the development projects initiated by it.
The Minister of State said: “All the projects initiated by the
previous government will be completed at fast pace and PML-N
will implement its manifesto by 2018.”
She said that there would be no change in the foreign,
economic and security policies of the previous government.
She said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),
economic development, security, regional peace and the law and
order situation in Karachi were the top most priority areas of the new government, headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
She said that former Prime Minister was contemplating to
expand the cabinet for quite some time as it was the last mandated
year of the PML(N) government and the party wanted to go into
2018 general election on the basis of its performance.
To a question about foreign policy, she said, the new
cabinet would continue the policies of the former Prime
Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
Marriyum said that Khwaja Muhammad Asif would be an
effective foreign minister and he would carry forward the vision
of former prime minister regarding regional peace and good
rapport with neighbouring countries.
About replacement of former minister for planning and
development Ahsan Iqbal as interior minister, she said, Ahsan Iqbal
had the capacity and capability to perform in every ministry.
To another question about electing Shahbaz Sharif as the
new prime minister, the minister said all such issues would be
decided in the parliamentary party meeting of PML-N, adding
that whosoever was the prime minister, this cabinet would carry the
PML-N to the next general polls.
About energy projects, she said the new Prime Minister
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi would make all out efforts to fulfill the
promise of Nawaz Sharif to end load-shedding from Pakistan by 2018.
The Minister said that the new cabinet represented the
entire country, adding that all cabinets in the world were
political but what mattered was their actual performance.
The minister said that the former Prime Minister would go to Lahore through Motorway and the former interior minister was personally
supervising all the arrangements in that regard.
Responding to a question the minister said that PML(N) had a
number of talented women in its rank. She said that Prime
Minister’s Youth Programme was being handled by Laila Khan, and
Marvi Memon was in charge of BISP while Polio Programme was
being supervised by Aeysha Raza.
Answering a question about Daniyal Aziz, she said that he
had himself clarified that he would accept the decision of
the party leadership.
Marriyum said that development fund were given
through the representatives of the people and during the last
four years huge development funds had been given to the members
of the parliament.
The minister answering a question said that the decision to appoint Khaqan Abbasi, Prime Minister for 45 days was taken by the parliamentary party of the PML (N) and the same body would decide whether
Abbassi should continue till 2018 or not.
Marriyum said that the whole country knew on what ground
the former Prime Minister had been disqualified. She reiterated
that Nawaz Sharif was the leader of the PML (N) and would continue
to lead and guide the party.