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PM’s move against corruption wins public support on arrest of Zardari, Hamza: Basharat

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: Poor public reaction on the arrest of Asif Ali Zardari and Hamza Shehbaz shows that the people support Imran Khan’s firm stand on eradication of the corrupt and looters from the country.
It is a fact that Imran Khan broke this vicious hookup of the corrupt politicians after a long struggle, earlier looked impossible. It was stated by the provincial Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government Raja Basharat during a media briefing on next Budget Session of Punjab Assembly (PA) on Wednesday.
Raja Bsashrat said that the PA session commencing from 13th would be the budget session while Annual Budget for the year 2019-20 would be presented in PA on 14th June. Lauding the federal government on presenting a good budget in hard economical circumstances, Raja assured that the Punjab Budget would be public friendly too.
Commenting on the anticipated agitation on Judges’ reference, the minister said “Chief Justice of Pakistan has clarified that the matter of Judges’ reference will be purely decided by the judiciary and not by the government.
The government has only this point of view that nobody is above the law and accountability for which the patriotic lawyers of Pakistan are also supporting the government. So far, more than 25 Bar Associations of Punjab have assured the government that they would not be a part of any such move that may play havoc on the country. Those lawyers’ organizations have also explicitly told that they would not assist a constitutional and judicial matter be converted into a political one.
The government greatly honor such positive thinking prevailing in a large faction of lawyers’ community’’ Raja told that the PA was leading the country by passing 17 original and basic legislations during last 8 months and would do more in coming sessions. Lamenting on the former government of PML(N), Raja Basharat said that in 2008, then government left Rs. 100 billion surplus in the kitty but the PML (N) left heavy debts of Rs 2600 billion instead.
“Why the country should not face bankruptcy whereof the sitting Prime Minister deliberately helps a NAB accused Finance Minister flee from the country in his official plane? How ridiculous that the person who once claimed to tear the belly of Zardari to recover looted money, now is pleading for his production order? But Imran Khan is laudable in contrary that is concealing nothing from the nation and telling what is the fact.
We want to assure that this government will not leave anything behind that might go contrary to our claims casing disapproval by the public. In the past, billions of rupees from the national exchequer spent to benefit the personal belongings such as construction of drains for sugar mills and roads for personal residences.’’ He added.
The Law minister connected the present price hike to the foreign debts and loans in billions and trillions borrowed by the former two governments.
He assured that the local bodies’ elections in Punjab would be conducted in accordance with the schedule submitted by

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