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Iftikhar Ch’s activism created fin. chaos: Fawad Ch

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain today said that judicial activism of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had created financial chaos in Pakistan.
In Panama issue, there was a need to have “Judicial Activism” but as far as the matter of administrative and executives are concerned, it was not necessary to intervene in that affairs.
Giving examples of interventions, he said the Recodek, RPPs, Karkay, leasing out lands of railways for construction of ML-I, etc., were not the matters which need meddling or judicial activism. In the past, the executives had to face consequences of such decisions, he added.
There had been an exercise of interventions into the domains of other institutions, the minister said, adding, this had created immense trouble for the smooth working of executives affairs.
Expressing optimism of good working relationship among the three pillars of the state, he said the new Chief Justice of Pakistan had concerned to bring improvement in the judicial system.
In Pakistan, he was of the view, the parliamentary form of the system was very sophisticated, and there was dire need to have better coordination and relationship among the three pillars of the state.
Commenting on projects of Orange Line Train for people of Lahore, he said the current set up of the government would face financial crunch due to criminal planning of such projects in Punjab. The Orange Train Project was completed with a cost of 400 billion rupees and for keeping the wheels of that train on tack, the state institutions would have to bear 10 billion rupees every year.
To a question, he said, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) had raised the slogan during the election campaign to wipe out corruption from all parts of the country. The federal minister said the PTI had won the general election due to that slogan. He said whenever we tried to launch an inquiry against the elements involved in corruption practices including the leader of Pakistan Peoples Party Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, he said the Opposition went on a walkout from the assemblies.
He said the Opposition wanted relief and asked NRO for Zardari and Nawaz but the PTI could not spare the elements who plundered the national money.
To another question about minus PPP and PML-N, he said the politics in Pakistan would be called as regional and local politics if both the parties log out from the country. Chaudhry Fawad Hussain stressed the need to have dialogue or debate at the forum of Parliament for the better working relationship among the institutions. He said ensuring good governance was the priority of the PTI government.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.