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Asif Zardari must be in Jail, says Shafqat Mehmood

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LAHORE:– Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training in Pakistan Shafaqat Mehmood said that Co-chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari must be in jail.

He said this while addressing a media conference after meeting the former chief minister Punjab Pervaiz Elahi, he added that Asif Ali Zardari cannot lead mass demonstrations against government.

Meanwhile, Pervaiz Elahi went on to discuss matters pertaining to the national issues and local government bill with Shafaqat in the meeting.

On the other hand, the meeting was also attended by Secretary Punjab Assembly Muhammad Khan Bhatti and greeted Shafaqat Mehmood on becoming President DG parliamentary affairs Punjab.

On the occassion, Shafqat said that the government will see when Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan. The opposition has been talking about minus-one from past three years. Nawaz Sharif holds Rs16 billion in his accounts but he is unaware.

He added that PTI is working to prepare for the local bodies election in Punjab while the meeting with Pervaiz Elahi remained successful. PTI and PML-Q are at one page and both the parties will send their best candidates in elections. The participation of opposition in standing committee is favorable.

PML-Q leader said that the local government bill will be passed after mutual agreement, The larger committee was developed to finalize local government bill which comprises participation of all opposition parties including PPP, PML-N and various other parties.

Earlier today, Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood called on Chief Minister of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar to discuss organizational matters of party as well as over political situation of the country.

CM Punjab congratulated Shafqat Mahmood on appointment as PTI Punjab President.

During the meeting, the federal minister lauded Usman Buzdar over completion of Abdul Sattar Edhi underpass in record time and said that the underpass will facilitate hundreds of thousands of people every day.

Usman Buzdar said that work on projects worth billions of rupees is underway for development of Lahore and government has set an example by reducing the cost of projects by millions of rupees.

While criticizing opposition, he said that future of those who rely on politics of lies is dark. They should know that masses cannot be served through empty promises, he added.


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