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Government ready to talk to opposition on public-interest issues: Faisal Javed

December 30, 2020 | | Share:

Islamabad, December 30, 2020 (PPI-OT):Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting Faisal Javed says the government is ready to talk to the opposition on public-interest issues such as electoral reforms and COVID-19, but not on the corruption cases against opposition leaders. Talking to the media at Parliament House in Islamabad on Wednesday, he categorically stated that Prime Minister Imran Khan will not give NRO to the opposition leaders facing corruption cases at any cost.

Presenting before the media draft of the opposition for amendments in the NAB law, Senator Faisal Javed said the opposition proposed amendments in 34 of the 38 provisions of the NAB Act. He said the opposition wanted that all the corruption cases before 1999 should be closed and corruption below one billion rupees should not be taken up by the NAB. He said the opposition also desired change in the definition of Benami and that the international evidence should not be presented before the NAB.

Faisal Javed said the opposition’s public meetings were flopped shows, and therefore, they are also showing reluctance to give resignations from assemblies. Speaking on the occasion, Senator Zeeshan Khanzada said the PDM’s campaign has failed as people have rejected them. He said people have understood that the PTI government is following long-term policies for betterment of the country.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

Category: English, Official News