Federal Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday dispelled the impression the government had any vendetta against PTI Chairman Imran Khan, saying the former premier was not being victimised politically.

Ahsan sees Parvez Elahi’s purported audio ‘a bad omen’ for judicial system


ISLAMABAD: Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that the judiciary has been called into question over the alleged audio of former Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi.

Speaking to media, Mr Iqbal said, “The alleged audio of Pervaiz Elahi surfaced in which he was planning about match fixing.” Mr Iqbal urged to conduct investigation over the matter.

Talking about the significance of the supremacy of the rule of law, Iqbal said: “Without the rule of law, the law of the jungle exists in the country.”

He urged all stakeholders to deliver on their commitments taking into account their responsibilities.

Recalling the significance of CPEC, Mr Iqbal said, “The project is quite vital for the prosperity of the country.”

“Imran is targeting the institutions of the state,” Mr Iqbal said of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan.

Mr Iqbal deplored the conviction of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif over baseless and fanciful stories, adding that there is no Everywhere there is an example of a person being convicted in another case.

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