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April 8, 2020

Hasil Bazinjo demands PM resign after sugar scam

Lahore

April 8, 2020

LAHORE:Senator Hasil Bazinjo has demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan summon a cabinet meeting immediately and tender his resignation after recent scandals.

He claimed the government had already been a failure on the economic front and after the sugar scandal involving its key figures, it had no justification to remain in power. Talking to The News he said that practically, it was evident that there existed no government in the country. He alleged the government had already collapsed on the economic front and after the sugar scandal, the government had no justification to stay, adding a minister, whose name was echoing with the scam had been awarded a new portfolio whereas Jehangir Tareen, who according to the government, had been removed from the headship of a task force, denied heading any such body.

"There has been scandal after scandal in the government whose leadership used to point fingers at others in the past over similar reasons" he said. Expressing similar views, PPP Punjab General Secretary Chaudhry Manzoor said that an “earthquake” had jolted the government and exposed the claims of transparency by the Prime Minister. He said that the government would continue to face the aftershocks of the political earthquake and the PM couldn’t save his skin while making Razzaq Daud or Jehangir Khan Tareen as scapegoat.

Aslam Gill, another senior leader of PPP, demanded recovery of billions of rupees earned by the people associated to the government in sugar scandal. Aslam Gill demanded the money recovered from the corrupt elements should be utilised in the Corona fund.

Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, central PPP leader and former federal finance minister, said he hadn’t read the FIA report and would comment after studying it.