PM & Babar Awan discuss Musharraf treason case verdict

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ISLAMABAD: Dr. Babar Awan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here, Friday. - PID photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Dr Babar Awan called on Prime Minister Imran Khan at his office in Islamabad.
Matters of mutual interest, detailed verdict against former military ruler General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case and its legal aspect, law reforms, new legislation, current political situation in the country and other issues were came under discussion in the
meeting, said sources.
During the sitting, PM Imran vows to defend the state institutions, adding that no one will be allowed to create instability and chaos in the country. He said that no power could sabotage the country’s economic stability.
The prime minister said that it is the state’s responsibility to strengthen the institutions.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Babar Awan said that PM Imran had steered the country out of various crises and led the nation towards right direction. He said that the government will provide nation more facilities through legislation.
Earlier on December 19, the federal government had decided to file a reference in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) against a Special Court judge, who awarded death sentence to the former president Pervez Musharraf in high treason case.
The decision had been taken during a meeting of media strategy chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
Sources had said that during the meeting, the legal team of incumbent government had raised concern over the words used in the detailed verdict in high treason case against ex-army chief Pervez Musharraf.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan says the federal government is fully aware of the problems of Karachi and also committed to play its role for their solution.
Talking to PTI MNAs from Karachi in Islamabad today (Friday), he said Karachi is the economic hub of the country, and Karachi’s progress is progress of the country. He said progress and prosperity of Karachi is among top priorities of the federal government.
The Prime Minister said after achieving economic stability, the government is focused on resolving issues of the people including inflation and provision of job opportunities.
He said the government is paying special attention to bring prices of essential commodities under control.
Imran Khan said the private sector and business community are being facilitated for generation of employment opportunities for the youth.
He said acceleration in industrial process and expeditious progress in various development projects will provide jobs to the youth.
The Prime Minister directed the elected members to remain in contact with people so that practicable proposals could be implemented for resolution of their problems.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday day said that socio-economic development of Balochistan was the top priority of his government.
Talking to a parliamentary party delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Balochistan chapter, PM Imran said that bringing improvement in the lives of people of Balochistan was among the utmost priorities of the incumbent government.
He said that the federal government was committed to provide every possible assistance to the provincial government for the development and progress of Balochistan.
The prime minister said that after bringing economic stability in the country, the government was focusing on industries and generating job opportunities for youth.
The delegation comprised National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri, MNA Mir Khan Muhammad Jamali, Munawara Munir and others.
Earlier on March 29, Prime Minister Imran Khan had reiterated his resolve for development of Balochistan and said its prime responsibility of the state to provide protection, health, education and other basic facilities to its citizens.
“We are trying to establish more centres for training in Balochistan.”
This he had stated while addressing a ceremony in Quetta, after performing groundbreaking of Balochistan Medical Complex and Quetta-Zhob (N-50 motorway), CPEC western alignment leading, here in Quetta Friday.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday chaired a preparatory meeting for the forthcoming 41st meeting of Council of Common Interests (CCI) in Islamabad on Friday.
The meeting also reviewed implementation status of various decisions made during past meetings of CCI.
Earlier today, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah complained about the delay in summoning CCI meetings and put forth suggestions for holding meetings of the council on a weekly basis.
Talking about the issues of Sindh he would raise in the CCI meet, the chief minister said under Article 158 of the constitution, the people of the province from where natural oil and gas are produced have first and foremost right to use them.
“I have to establish it in the CCI,” he said and added the other issues include recovery of Rs7 billion the federal government had deducted at source in 2016, the permission for installation of power plant on CJ Link Canal was illegal and unconstitutional for which he has to talk in the CCI.
He added that work on Jamshoro-Sehwan road was going on at snail pace though his government has paid 50 percent of its cost some two and half years ago to the federal government. – NNI