Sheikh Rasheed says Imran Khan broke new ground on America tour
LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Saturday said Prime Minister Imran Khan had done such a tremendous job on the United States visit which was unprecedented.
“Imran Khan is lucky that even in the United Kingdom his friend has been elected as the prime minister. He also enjoys the military’s support which is never seen before,” Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said while addressing a press conference in Lahore.
He said PM Khan on his historic visit had told the United States that waging war against Iran would be disastrous.
On economic front, the federal minister said the biggest challenge the country was facing was the economic crisis and the day the government succeeded to overcome it, people would not cast a second look on the opposition.
He declared Vice President Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Maryam Nawaz as sole responsible for devastation of the former ruling party. He said Imran Khan was not going anywhere through small public gatherings of the opposition. He said the opposition was staging failed rallies across the country.
On July 26, shedding light on abuse of the national flag carrier, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had said former rulers used the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) as a chingchi rickshaw.
“Even a chingchi rickshaw would not have been used like the PIA was used by them. The flag carrier’s pilots were used as chauffeurs between 2008 and 2018,” she had said.
Firdous Ashiq Awan had said Chairman PIA Arshad Mahmood relayed the cabinet about scandalous use of the airline. She had said PIA flights were diverted from regular routes for 21 times.
“Unnecessary hiring was made on the basis of nepotism. Consequently, 250 PIA employees are sitting idle in the organisation,” she had said.