News Desk |
PPP stalwart and former Senate chairman Senator Mian Raza Rabbani has, in a tit for tat, demanded the resignation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan because he is facing a NAB inquiry.
Rabbani made the demand in response to an earlier demand by the ruling PTI of the resignation of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah because he was named in an investigation report in the ongoing fake bank accounts case.
The PTI had also demanded that Shah resign as his name had appeared in the JIT report.
Last week, a joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the multi-billion fake bank accounts case submitted its report to the Supreme Court in which it named former President Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Faryal Talpur and several others apart from Shah.
After the JIT report, the federal government had placed all the 172 individuals named in the report, including Shah, on the exit control list (ECL). The PTI had also demanded that Shah resign as his name had appeared in the JIT report.
Commenting on the PTI’s demand on Tuesday, Rabbani said KP CM Mehmood Khan was also facing a NAB inquiry for his alleged role in a land misappropriation case and by the same standards he should resign too. Same standards of accountability should be applied everywhere, Rabbani said.
Rabbani also said that the government was not taking the parliament into confidence over talks with the International Monetary Fund as well as the Afghan peace talks with the US and other countries. “What is the parliament’s role then if the government is not taking it into confidence over its talks with other governments and multilateral institutions,” he remarked.