Syed Khursheed Shah says everyone has right to comment on economy


SUKKUR: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khurshid Shah said that the government should give briefing to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on prevailing economic situation of the country to remove his reservations.

Talking to media, Khursheed Shah said that everyone, from a common man to the army chief, has the right to comment on economy taking an opposite position to the interior minister’s statement that the Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) should refrain from commenting on the country’s economy.

Khurshid Shah said that there is nothing wrong with the army chief commenting on the state of the economy since he was the “commander-in-chief” of the army. A weakened economy means a weakened army, he said.

Commenting on the scuffle outside accountability court ahead of indictment proceedings against Sharifs, Shah said that the incident “should open the eyes of every Pakistani as to where we going as a nation”. He added that the Pakistan Peoples Party is working to ensure that the different institutions of the country are not at loggerheads, and advised Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and other politicians to do the same. He said clash between departments and state is dangerous for the country as weak institutions weaken the government as well.

Responding on Khatm-e-Naboowat issue, Shah advised the politicians to carefully handle the issue and referain from saying harsh words.