Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry chatting with media in Jehlum, on September 25, 2021. — YouTube/HumNewsLive

Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday stated the federal government wouldn’t maintain talks with Chief of the Opposition within the Nationwide Meeting Shahbaz Sharif over the appointment of the Nationwide Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) new chairman.

Consulting with Shahbaz over the matter is akin to asking a suspect who their interrogating officer must be, the knowledge minister stated whereas chatting with media in Jhelum.

“Shahbaz Sharif has been declared a suspect by NAB […] and we’ll maintain no consultations with him over the appointment of the NAB chairman,” Chaudhry stated.

“At the moment, Part 6 of the Nationwide Accounta­bility Ordinance (NAO) suggests the president will appoint NAB chairman in session with the chief of the home and the chief of the opposition within the Nationwide Meeting for a non-extendable interval of 4 years,” in accordance with a report in Daybreak.

Earlier, rejecting media experiences, Federal Regulation Minister Farogh Naseem had clarified that his ministry had not drafted an ordinance to increase the tenure of Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal because the NAB chief.

Speaking to media individuals, the regulation minister stated the problem of the potential extension of the incumbent NAB chairman’s tenure has come up in conferences with Prime Minister Imran Khan 4 to 5 occasions in accordance with native media.

The scenario will turn into clear subsequent week, he hoped, including that it was the prime minister’s prerogative to choose an individual for the submit of the top of the anti-corruption watchdog and that he might solely give his recommendation on the problem.

‘Nawaz Sharif, Ashraf Ghani residing related lives’

In the meantime, slamming PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, the knowledge minister stated when Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested, the previous prime minister prevented commenting on the matter.

He remarked that Nawaz was residing a life just like that of ousted Afghan president Ashraf Ghani — with one in London and the opposite in Dubai.

“Nawaz Sharif and Ashraf Ghani fled overseas with {dollars},” he stated.

Prime Minister Imran Khan successfully raised the problem of India-occupied Jammu and Kashmir within the 76th session of the United Nations Common Meeting, the minister added.

PTI to type majority authorities in subsequent  common elections

The data minister expressed the boldness that PTI would type a majority authorities within the 2023 elections, and that the polls would show to be PPP and PML-N’s “final” elections.

“We’ll type a 2/three majority authorities within the Centre […] we needed to type a coalition authorities this time, and we needed to make compromises on account of that,” Chaudhry stated.

The data minister predicted the PML-N and PPP would disintegrate in the course of the subsequent common elections, claiming that no politician is able to take each the events’ tickets.

“Bilawal provided Rs50 million to every individual in South Punjab who would contest elections from PPP’s ticket […] PPP doesn’t have candidates to subject in Punjab,” he stated.

The data minister claimed {that a} weekly toss is held between Maryam Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif to determined who will lead the PML-N.

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