ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Communications, Murad Saeed, has said the Opposition was panicked after Prime Minister’s austerity measures and action against misuse of public exchequer.
Speaking on the floor of the National Assembly, Saeed said irrelevant questions and debates from the Opposition was tantamount to wasting time of the nation as well as of the Parliament.
He said the government would appoint competent persons, not blue-eyed ones, in all department to ensure good governance and make the country progressive.
Referring to ongoing tiff between the government and the opposition, he said precious time was being wasted on hue and cry over non-issues.
He took exception to the statement from opposition benches regarding Kashmir issue, saying Indian business giant Sajjan Jindal came to Pakistan with the same opposition in power then, “Are they rightful to raise this Kashmir issue,” he asked.
Without naming any PML-N leaders, Murad Saeed said they were even fearful to name Kulbhushan Jadhaav, Indian spy caught and convicted in Pakistan, on grounds that the neighbouring country would dislike it.
Saeed was appointed as Minister for State for Communication on Sep 18. He was previously the minister of state for States and Frontier Regions Division (SAFRON).
Saeed was among six members who were inducted in the federal cabinet on Sep 11, the second expansion since the government was established.
Muhammad Shabir Ali, Muhammad Hammad Azhar were also inducted as state ministers. Omar Ayub Khan, Ali Muhammad Mahar and Syed Ali Haider Zaidi were sworn in as federal ministers.