Published On: Wed, Jan 11th, 2023
Published in Category: Lahore

Imran Khan had left Pakistan on the brink of default: Saad Rafique

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LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways and Aviation Khawaja Muhammad Saad Rafique on Tuesday said the centre alone could not bring political stability in the country as all political parties would have to join hands for the purpose.

Talking to reporters outside the accountability court in Lahore, where he appeared in connection with the Paragon City scam case, he said steps had been taken to improve the institutions and that the people would see results soon.

He said Imtan Khan had left Pakistan on the brink of default, adding the PDM parties had joined hands for political stability despite political and ideological differences.

The former minister said that no one could be minus in the political scenario, adding late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was not even minus. “A person is minus because of his/her works.”

Saad Rafique was of the view that the economic and general devastation created in the country could not be fixed in two or four months.

Saad Rafique said a case related to the railways had been fixed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan for hearing and that the Chief Justice had already said that railways was lifeline for Pakistan and the state s support was needed to improve the railways.

Earlier, an accountability court adjourned the hearing in the Paragon Housing Society scandal case against federal minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq and his brother MPA Khawaja Muhammad Salman Rafiq till January 23.

The court had summoned the witnesses against the acquittal of the Khawaja brothers for the next hearing to record their statements. A total of 122 witnesses are included in the NAB reference.

The Khawaja brothers, who have already been indicted in the Paragon scandal, denied allegations. The court has summoned the witnesses after the accused had denied allegations.

According to the NAB reference, Khawaja brothers were accused of receiving financial benefits in Paragon City. The Khawaja brothers and Nadeem Zia sold 800 marla land worth Rs4 billion.