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Discussing electoral reforms at APC ridiculous: Fawad

June 20, 2021
Discussing electoral reforms at APC ridiculous: Fawad


LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) President Shehbaz Sharif’s proposal to call the all parties conference (APC) to discuss electoral reforms by bypassing parliament is ridiculous.

In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said such decisions are made within the parliament. It is becoming part of the agenda to weaken the parliament which is very unfortunate, he added. He said after failure of the PDM [Pakistan Democratic Movement], Shehbaz had though of a new story of holding the APC.

“How the people, who have ingrained quality of election rigging, can give suggestions over holding of fair and transparent elections,” he wondered.

The minister as to how these people would attend the APC who had turned their back in the PDM and levelled allegations against each other during by-elections.

Fawad said the so-called claimants of supremacy of parliament were today trampling its respect.

The information minister said a failed opposition was now out trying in vain to cover up their abysmal failures; however he was confident that their cover-up story would not get public attention.

“The people have found out their reality and true worth, as now the public cannot be fooled by them anymore,” he added.

Another federal minister, Asad Umar, in a statement on twitter, said the APC was a tradition of the dictatorship era. The largest all-party conference in a democracy is the parliament. Holding legislative dialogue outside parliament is tantamount to challenging the supremacy of parliament.