PML-N to issue white papers
on govt’s performance

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has decided to issue two separate white papers on three-year performance of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

Sources told that one paper will focus on the poor performance of the government while the other one will disclose the corruption of the federation.

The decision came after PTI presented report on three-year performance, highlighting the key achievements marking a journey of stable economy and several development projects.

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry presented the report to the prime minister at a ceremony held at the Convention Centre.

KARACHI: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif (C) at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi after he reached the city on Friday.

The Performance Report gave an insight into the efforts of each ministry and division in facilitating the common man in line with the vision of Naya Pakistan.

On assumption of power in August 2018, the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government faced numerous inherited challenges including financial instability, poverty, and inadequate education and health facilities.

However, in three years, the journey of development added several feathers in the cap of the government, particularly sustaining the COVID-19 situation by opting for the smart lockdown strategy.

Pakistan was recently ranked by The Economist as the third-best performing countryfor handling the pandemic. Administration of 30 million vaccine doses across the country and self-sufficiency in manufacturing of Personal Protection Equipment were key achievements.

Shahbaz Sharif in Karachi

Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit, renewing his activism after months-long break with plan to address a rally that the opposition Pakistan Democratic Movement alliance will be holding on Sunday, party sources said.

A large number of party workers received the PML-N chief at the Quaid-i-Azam International Airport. While driving through Shahra-e-Faisal he was welcomed at a couple of reception camps set up by the party along with the key road link.

“Tomorrow [Saturday], he would visit the homes of former president Mamnoon Hussain and former Sindh governor Mumtaz Bhutto to condole with their families on their deaths. He would also visit the residence of Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashdi to condole the death of his mother. Later, he would attend the PDM meeting at a hotel.”

PM writes letter to Shehbaz Sharif

Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, recommending three names each for the vacant seats for members of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in Punjab and KP provinces.

The details regarding the letter have been shared by Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry via his personal Twitter account. He said under articles 213 and 218 of the constitution, the prime minister has written a letter to the opposition leader for vacant ECP seats in Punjab and KP provinces.

Fawad Chaudhry said that the prime minister has recommended three names for the slots and an appointment on them could be made after a reply from the opposition.