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INP
August 11, 2020

Won’t appear before NAB with rally like Maryam: CM Usman Buzdar

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INP
August 11, 2020

LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that he won't appear before the NAB along with a rally like the one planned by PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz.

He was talking to media here on Monday. When asked whether the NAB should be abolished given the criticism over targeting particular personalities, Buzdar said he won't comment on the subject as it was a federal organisation and did not fall within his purview.- INP

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar on Monday said Punjab had reopened for business and added that the state of affairs in Punjab was much better than other provinces and they had faced different challenges successfully.

Talking to media persons here, the chief minister said the pre-coronavirus situation had returned in the province where the pandemic was tackled efficiently. He said timely steps were taken to tackle the pandemic according to the vision of the prime minister, and thanked administration, army, police, doctors and nurses for their performance in containing coronavirus.

In response to a question, Usman Buzdar noted that only one death was reported in Punjab during the last 24 hours but stressed that there was a need to continue following the SOPs like wearing masks for achieving sustained results especially in the upcoming month of Muharram. He said the opponents of growth indulged in propaganda to create instability. He informed media that army and rangers would be called out during Muharram to maintain law and order.

About the increase in flour price, he said the provincial government had ensured record procurement and the market rate was being constantly monitored. On a question whether the cabinet members were trying to show that he wasn’t prepared enough to face media, Buzdar replied that they were his colleagues and the media persons could ask him any question which would be answered by him.

He said he won't appear before the NAB along with a rally like the one planned by PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz. When asked whether the NAB should be abolished given the criticism over targeting particular personalities, Buzdar said he won't comment on the subject as it was a federal organisation and did not fall within his purview.-