ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad on Sunday supported Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh and said that he will "win the Senate election."
"Abdul Hafeez uplifted Pakistan's declining economy since he took office," Sheikh Rasheed said, adding that he went to the best universities of the world, including Oxford and Cambridge, and earned a doctorate degree in economics.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Sheikh Rasheed said that Abdul Hafeez converted a $20 billion current account deficit to surplus through his efforts and supported Pakistan's declining economy.
The PTI gave Abdul Hafeez a ticket for Islamabad's general seat in the Senate election, and his nomination papers were duly approved by the Election Commission of Pakistan.
Rasheed's response came after PML-N's spokesperson Muhammad Zubair cast aspersions on PTI's choice of Abdul Hafeez Sheikh as their candidate for the Senate elections.
Abdul Hafeez is not a member of the parliament and was previously appointed as the Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Finance. He was appointed as the Minister for Finance in December last year.
During the press briefing, Sheikh Rasheed said that Pakistan's improved relations with several countries of the world, including the United States, China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, among others, shows that...