Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Nation is being baffled on presidential system debate unnecessarily: Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that the current debate regarding presidential system is for the purpose of deviating the attention from the problems, saying that the nation is being unnecessarily baffled in a debate on presidential system.

President said that the presidential system has few merits and demerits; however, the debate over it should be made in parliament.

President Dr Arif Alvi said that nation is being puzzled using the issue of the presidential system and attempts being made to divert the people from real issues. The president was expressing these views in an interview with a private TV channel.

Arif Alvi said that 58-2 (B) section in the constitution was wrong which was included by dictators and there should be no such section, saying that it is good that the said section was removed.

He said that the designation of prime minister should be most powerful in the government and it should be challenged then it should be challenged in the parliament.

Arif Alvi said that he keeps on talking to prime minister and sometime prime minister agrees to his views and mostly he agrees to prime minister’s views. President said that solution of the problems of the country is to lessen imports and increase exports.

Replying over his meeting with chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) retired Javed Iqbal, he said that anti-graft watchdog chairman told him that he would have to pay more attention to major scam cases and will increase the number of accountability courts.

In his reaction over the allegations or spending national exchequer on Mushaira, Dr Alvi said that he had not held such program as it was organized by information ministry and only used the presidential Hall to save money.

The president said that the officials of Ex Zone Oil Company, who are drilling in the sea for oil, came to meet him and he asked different questions from them and they replied that better picture will surface in two or three weeks, however, they are optimistic.