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PPP to boycott Jang Group, Geo: Fauzia Wahab

KARACHI: Central Secretary for Information of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Fauzia Wahab, said on Tuesday that her party had decided to boycott Jang Group and Geo. No parliamentarian, party office-bearer or activist of the People’s Party would participate in any programme of Geo.

She said that her party believed in strengthening democratic values. She said this while addressing a press conference at the PPP Sindh Media Cell. Fauzia Wahab said it is the first time in Pakistan that the members of the ruling party have appeared before courts and pleaded for grant of bail. She said at this time no person was in jail for political reason.

Fauzia Wahab said that it was normal to appoint the Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar was criticising it for nothing. She revealed that 20 cases were pending before the NAB against Sharif brothers. She said that the chairman of NAB was duty bound to open all those pending cases.

Fauzia Wahab said that cases pertaining to tax evasion were also pending against PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif. She said that after October 12, 1999, all leaders of PML-N League were detained in Attock Jail. However, Chaudhry Nisar Ali was put under house-arrest and provided all facilities. He was also allowed to receive visitors and move outside after Maghrib prayers.

She criticised Chaudhry Nisar for boycotting the proceedings of the National Assembly when it approved the bill for restoration of sacked employees.

She said: “We ourselves do not open cases but this was done at the request of the chairman of NAB”. She told another questioner that Interior Minister Rehman Malik had worked very hard in war against terrorism.

Replying to a question, Fauzia Wahab said that there were about 8,225 beneficiaries of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) but action was being initiated only against a few persons.

Member of the Sindh Assembly, Sharjeel Inam Memon, President PPP Karachi Division, Najmi Alam and General Secretary PPP Karachi Division, Saeed Ghani were also present on the occasion.
Source: The News
Date:10/13/2010