Govt wants to hold talks with opposition for reforms in electoral process: Fawad

PTI’s replacement with JUI is thought provoking: Fawad Chaudhary


Lahore: The Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Fawad Chaudhary, speaking at a conference in Islamabad, said that the return of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI) to replace Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is thought-provoking.

National economic statistics are improving. The income of farmers has increased. In terms of cotton production, the estimated profit is 19.5%. At the same time, a 31% increase in income tax was observed during COVID-19.

He said that ECP must send the tender to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The government has also paid back debts of Rs55 billion of Zardari and Nawaz government. Due to expensive agreement of IPPs, country faced economic difficulty.Government has returned IPPs of Rs34 billion dur to the wrong decisions of PPP and PML-N governments in past.

He said that the upcoming OIC conferences will also take place in Pakistan. Fawad Chaudhary said that the country also faced the rise in growth of textile. He added that expensive plants of electricity were installed in PML-N era while the country still pays off pending debts of PPP and PML-N government leaders.

The minister said that government aims to increase the production of cars to 5 million in the country. Pakistan currently is producing 2 million 40 thousand cars. He said that 85 per cent of bikes are being manufactured across country which has increased the employment opportunities.

He went on to add that in order to ensure the transparency of the election, the cabinet has approved amendments to the election law. He said that the amendment was made in accordance with the decision of the Supreme Court.

Favard said the government has also set up another committee to resolve the country’s food and security crisis.

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