Govt doesn’t see Maryam: Taking issue with the opposition’s plan to organize an all-party conference on election reforms, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said on Tuesday that the government does not regard Nawaz Sharif, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, or Maryam Nawaz as stakeholders in the current political system.
After a meeting of the federal Cabinet, the minister told the media that opposition leaders were trying everything they could to disrupt the current system and that the opposition’s plan to conduct an APC on election reforms was actually designed at weakening the parliament.
However, Chaudhry stated that the administration was willing to meet with legislative leaders to discuss the proposed electoral reforms.
He said that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were employed in 20 nations, with Estonia being the most digitized, having shifted from EVMs to internet voting. He went on to say that Pakistan was considering introducing electronic voting machines (EVMs) to ensure that elections were held in a transparent manner.
He also emphasized that settling on a mechanism for holding elections was the responsibility of the country’s political leadership, not the ECP or bureaucracy. Anyone planning to write a letter to the ECP should keep in mind that the parliament’s sanctity should not be breached in the process, according to the minister.
The electoral commission, Chaudhry claimed, has no authority to review laws passed by parliament. The ECP is responsible for enforcing all laws passed by Parliament, while the Supreme Court will deal with any laws that are in violation of the Constitution, he clarified.
‘Reclaiming encroached government lands’ is a phrase that means ‘reclaiming encroached government lands.’
During the press conference, the minister stated that the cabinet had approved the introduction of the Public Properties Removal of Encroachment Bill 2021, which would allow for the recovery of government lands that had been encroached upon by some elements. Govt doesn’t see Maryam
Under the law, the federal government will select an official who will be empowered to issue a show-cause notice to an encroacher, and, in the event of an unsatisfactory response, he can proceed to take required measures, including penalty and fine imposition. He claimed that if the encroacher refused to surrender the property, a rent would continue to accrue against him, which he would have to pay when he left.
According to Chaudhry, an appellate tribunal will be established with the jurisdiction to rule in such situations within 30 days. Encroachers have encroached on government sites, and encroachers have forcibly taken various properties owned by the National Press Trust. Pakistan Railways and the Evacuee Trust will also be permitted to reclaim their holdings. The acceptability of vaccines is a contentious issue.
In response to requirements set by some nations on vaccine adoption, the minister stated that countries refusing to accept particular vaccines were in talks with the World Health Organization. He said that this is a global issue that he expects to be fixed shortly.
He claimed the government had noticed a trend among the general public to receive vaccines, which was promising, adding that this specific desire was shown notably when we offered immunizations for all persons over the age of 18. On average, 0.4 million people are getting vaccinated every day, and our goal is to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of the year, he added.
The minister also revealed that a cabinet committee had been formed to study policies pertaining to NGOs and that following an inspection, the committee will report back to the cabinet. The government has also approved the appointment of five independent directors to the Diamer-Bhasha Company, he said.
The cabinet had also approved a three-month extension of Asim Rauf’s tenure as Chief Executive Authority of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP), according to the minister. His extension is only good till the next CEO is appointed, he added. Govt doesn’t see Maryam
The government had previously been approached with a request to build the Supreme Court Staff Colony. A cabinet committee has been constituted, with Shireen Mazari as its chairperson, to oversee the processes of such a colony’s formation Added he.
He also revealed that the Cabinet has approved dual nationality for Pakistanis living in Luxembourg. He said They have been allowed to hold Luxembourg nationality while being Pakistani nationals. Maryam had claimed during her Saturday speech that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s sole qualification is taabedaari (being servile). A response to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s address in Chakwal yesterday, the PML-N leader delivered various rebuttals.
We want to introduce an electoral system on which no one can raise a finger, the minister stated, emphasizing that parliament is the finest place for discourse. Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, has always favored dialogue.
Maryam Nawaz, the PML-vice-president, N’s has no political experience, according to Chaudhry, who also claims that she has bitterness in her remarks towards all the country’s institutions. PDM is disbanding, and the PPP has distanced itself from Nawaz Sharif and Fazlur Rehman’s statements, he claimed. Govt doesn’t see Maryam
Fazlur Rehman’s party, the minister claimed, would continue to grow apart in the coming days, adding that Maryam’s politics has drowned her party, and all her pronouncements are based on lies. Despite continuing to issue ultimatums to the PTI-led government, the federal minister stated that opposition leaders’ actions are faltering. The Opposition’s movement has almost come to a halt. He continued, Lahore has proven to be a ‘Waterloo’ for them.
He went on to say that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Maryam Nawaz, and Bilawal are not a threat to the government of Imran Khan and that no one from the existing government will resign at their request.
They [Opposition leaders] are showpieces, says one observer. We don’t need to strengthen our policies against them because of their flaws. In fact, I support the administration providing a path out of this impasse for the opposition, he said. Govt doesn’t see Maryam
Fawad Chaudhry, referring to Maryam’s speech at the workers’ convention in Sukkur on Saturday, said the PML-N leader is unwilling to answer where the billions of rupees she transferred from her accounts to 32 firms originated from.
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