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40 more people in queue to go to jail: Railways Minister

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid on Wednesday said there are 40 more people in queue to go to jail soon.
Speaking to the media while departing from Rawalpindi for Multan via Thal Express, the railways minister said, “Forty more people, who were dons in politics and looted the country, are in queue to go to jail.”
Stating that “thieves looted the country”, Rashid said there is no choice but to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
“If I was the prime minister, I would have also approached the IMF,” the railways minister said.
‘PM Imran asked whether I can become PAC member’
Sheikh Rashid said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan inquired himself whether a minister can become a member of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).”
The railways minister further clarified, “I have no issue with any PTI member and did not ask to become PAC member myself.
It was Khan Sb, who asked the law minister regarding my membership.”
“Farogh Naseem said in front of a minister said that he was asked whether I can become PAC member. Naseem said that I can become part of the committee,” he added.
Rashid continued, “When I asked Naeemul Haque, he handed me a notification that PM Imran has directed the speaker.
If the speaker has any reservations regarding me then I am not aware of them but the government has certain reservations regarding him.”
“It is not appropriate for me to share those reservations and I respect the speaker but I feel he is making a wrong decision.”
The railways minister further said that “the PML-N leader is asking the speaker to include Khawaja Asif and Rana Sanullah”.
“There will be two PACs – one will be addressed by Shehbaz and the other by me.”
“I will see this week and then file a write in the Supreme Court by Monday or Tuesday,” he added.
Stating that “PM Imran calls me a one-man army”, the railways minister claimed, “Even in the Panama matter, a decision was taken on my request.”
“I am standing by my decision to join PAC because of PM Imran.
If the premier thinks the committee does not need me then it is fine by me,” he added.
Rashid continued, “PM Imran is aware of everyone’s frequency and important decisions will be taken by June 30.”
Regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), the railways minister said, “Those nations which had given NRO are now unhappy. King Abdullah apologised to former president Pervez Musharraf in front of me and said they had made a mistake.”