ISLAMABAD: The 23rd Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Monday referred to the ‘threat letter’ and announced that he would convene an in-camera session of the Security Committee of Parliament.
In his address to the National Assembly, PML-N President Sheikh Baz Sharif, who voted 174 votes against Shah Mahmood Qureshi taking over as prime minister, announced a camera meeting of the parliamentary security committee. He proposed that all heads of the armed forces, including the foreign minister and Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, would be present.
Shehbaz Sharif said if there is sufficient evidence or our involvement in this, I will immediately resign as prime minister.
The PMLN leader further stated that today is a great day for the country. The House of Representatives has removed the elected prime minister in accordance with the constitution and the law.
Speaking of the success of constitutional rights, he said that truth has succeeded and lies have been defeated. He even congratulated the Supreme Court for upholding the Constitution and the law.
He added that the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional.
Shehbaz Sharif said the PML-N led coalition government would work hard with unity to resolve issues prevailing in the country.
The Prime Minister pointed out the current economic condition of the country and mentioned that unfortunately, this fiscal year is going to be the biggest budget deficit in history.
Inflation is on the rise and 6 million have lost their jobs, he added.
He even brutally criticized the previous government for inflicting such a misery and stated that it’s hard to understand that how they even used to sleep at night, considering the poor condition of the state.
He said people have been suffering a lot due to high inflation and unemployment. He announced 10 percent increase in salaries of government employees who are drawing up to 10,000 rupees. He also announced 10 percent raise in pensions.
Shehbaz Sharif expressed confidence that with the efforts of the new government, the situation will improve within a few days. He said that as a servant of Pakistan, he would do his best to bring the country out of the crisis.