Mushahidullah sent resignation to PM: Pervaiz

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Saturday said Senator Mushahidullah Khan had sent his resignation to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as Minister for Climate Change.

Talking to different news channels, the minister said Mushahidullah had been asked for resignation after his irresponsible conversation in an interview to foreign media.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz  (PML-N) always took stand on principles. “Mushahidullah, being a committed worker of PML-N has honoured the party’s discipline and principles,” he added.

Responding to a question, the minister said that the action was necessary as far as the case of Mushahidullah Khan was concerned because an alleged tape, which did not exist at all, was associated to the Prime Minister.

To another question, the minister said the civil and military leaderships were on the same page to tackle confronting challenges and defeat terrorism. All state institutions were performing their role in accordance with the Constitution, he added.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif went wherever abroad, the military leadership also visited there sometimes before and sometimes after his visit.

Due to effective policies, Pervaiz Rashid said, international community was acknowledging services of Pakistan and paying tribute to it.

To another question regarding resignations of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) parliamentarians, he said there was a significant development on the issue as talks among Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, the MQM and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar were going on. The MQM was showing flexibility on the issue thus paving the way to advance the process of talks, he added.

To another question, the minister reiterated that there would be no compromise on the Karachi operation as it had the collective ownership of all political parties and the state institutions.

He said if the MQM had any reservations on the operation, it had the option to approach the courts and take up the issue in the Parliament.

Senator Pervaiz Rashid reaffirmed that the government would not budge even a single inch as the operation would continue.