Sheikh Rasheed gives two-week deadline for fresh finance minister appointment

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News)- Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed has given Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a two-week deadline tyo appoint a fresh finance minister.

Rasheed addressed a press conference in Islamabad and claimed that today’s army and judiciary do not represent tendencies of those of the past. He said that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has two weeks to appoint a fresh finance minister as Ishaq Dar is fighting corruption cases in accountability courts.

He said that International Monetary Fund does not accept a finance minister that has accusations of money laundering chasing him.

AML chief asserted that economic prospects of Pakistan are bleak unless corrupt leaders are made to step down. Sheikh Rasheed said that army is obliged under Article 190 to stand behind judiciary.

Earlier in the day today, he termed Liquefied Natural Gas agreement with Qatar as ‘mother of all thefts’.

Talking to media in Islamabad, Sheikh Rashid lashed out at Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and said that he will be presenting record of incumbent government’s Rs200 billion corruption in National Assembly Wednesday.

He predicted that Pakistan is soon going to be hit by severe financial crisis for which ‘disqualified Prime Minister and his party’ will be responsible. There is no option left except taking to streets against the corruption, he continued.

AML chief termed Hudaibiya Paper Mills “Mother of all Crimes”, and said: “I am hopeful that Nawaz Sharif will face reference filed against him.

Sheikh Rashid notified that Sharif family lawyers only argued over the past facts but the SC verdict was comprehensive, authentic and historical that all the review petitions were dismissed by the court.

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