PTI’s nomination of Minister for Finance Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as a candidate for Senate elections was closely criticised by PML-N spokesperson Muhammad Zubair on Friday.
Sheikh was given a ticket by PTI on the final seat for Islamabad and his nomination papers have been authorized by the Election Fee of Pakistan.
He isn’t a member of the parliament and was beforehand appointed as Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Finance; he was appointed as Minister for Finance in December final yr.
Article 91 (9) of the Structure states that the appointment can’t final greater than six months until he’s a member of one of many homes of parliament. This is the reason he should change into a Senator this March so he can proceed as finance minister after June.
“PTI MNAs should look into who Hafeez Sheikh even is,” Zubair mentioned, whereas addressing a press convention in Islamabad.
He claimed that every one of Hafeez’s belongings are overseas and that he’s not even a member of the PTI.
“Hafeez Sheikh is not a member of the PTI. He did not fill the membership form. The day the PTI government ends, Hafeez Sheikh will leave the country,” Zubair claimed.
Zubair derisively mentioned that if the automobile that Hafeez Sheikh travels in “does not have an official flag on it then the politician does not even wish to stay in Pakistan”.
He mentioned that somewhat than PML-N being probed and criticised for the debt state of affairs Pakistan is in, the PTI needs to be investigated as it’s they who’ve “borrowed the most”, claiming that his social gathering has an entire file of the loans obtained.
The PML-N spokesperson additionally demanded to know why Prime Minister Imran Khan, regardless of the passage of two-and-a-half years had not but supplied any solutions for the failure of the Outcomes Transmission System within the 2018 basic elections.
Zubair mentioned that PM Imran Khan and Asad Umar used to say prior to now that “Hafeez Sheikh destroyed the economy”. “[But then] Asad Umar was removed and replaced by a servant of the IMF and World Bank,” he mentioned.
The PML-N chief mentioned that PM Imran Khan ought to let go of the thought of fielding Hafeez Sheikh as a candidate and as a substitute “let Yousuf Raza Gillani (Opposition candidate) win”.