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SIC names Marwat as PAC chairman

We have named Sher Afzal Marwat as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee; says Gohar

By Mumtaz Alvi
April 20, 2024
PTI leader and MNA Sher Afzal Marwat speaks with journalists outside a court in this still taken from a video. — X/@sherafzalmarwat/File
PTI leader and MNA Sher Afzal Marwat speaks with journalists outside a court in this still taken from a video. — X/@sherafzalmarwat/File

ISLAMABAD: The PTI-backed Sunni Ittehad Council has nominated Sher Afzal Marwat as the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman.

His nomination was approved by the party’s founder chairman Imran Khan, a few weeks back.

Talking to the media, PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan said the SIC had more members in the assembly numerically; therefore, it should get the slot of chairman PAC.

Gohar explained that he would give the names of his members to the speaker in response to the letter related to the committees of 35 ministries of the National Assembly.

Out of 20 members in the committees, he pointed out, six were from the opposition, while in the judicial committee of the appointment of judges, two members were from the opposition.

He said, “We have named Sher Afzal Marwat as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Meanwhile, the PTI has strongly condemned the transfer of Barrister Hassan Niazi and Mian Ebad Farooq from a military jail to an undisclosed location.

According to the party’s spokesman, the transfer of Hassan Niazi and Ebad Farooq to an undisclosed location was an attack on the sanctity of law and justice and a violation of basic human and constitutional rights.

“The secret transfer of the two youths to an undisclosed location after an illegal trial in military courts is a clear example of state fascism and political vendetta. Military courts are the worst means of state repression and murder of justice and the trial of civilians under military laws is totally unconstitutional,” the PTI spokesman charged.

In the guise of May 9 false flag operation, he alleged, about 100 innocent and innocent civilians are being subjected to false revenge by keeping them in illegal military custody. He contended the treatment meted out to young leaders Hassan Niazi and Ebad Farooq was purely political.

“The Supreme Court, he stressed, should take immediate notice of their ‘enforced disappearances’, immediately recover them and ensure their access to the families. Those who illegally abducted them while in military jail should be brought to book and the court should also order their immediate release,” he said.