Imran insecure, scared of PM Shehbaz's ability to get Pakistan back on track to progress: Marriyum.

ISLAMABAD -- Federal Minister Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb Wednesday said Imran Khan was desperate for early elections because he feared Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's proven abilities that could take on the disaster created by four years of PTI mess and get Pakistan back on the road to progress and development.

Addressing a media briefing at Press Information Department (PID) Islamabad, she said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired the second meeting of the cabinet in which the entire cabinet strongly condemned the attack on Chinese nationals in Karachi University. It was also decided in the meeting that the entire security operandi would be reviewed regarding the Chinese nationals in Pakistan, in addition to overall security of the state.

The Interior Ministry gave a briefing in light of which a new security plan was considered regarding CPEC related, Chinese related and other strategic partners working in Pakistan. It was decided that the Interior Minister would visit all provinces which would help review the security of the country, she said.

The preliminary investigation regarding the Karachi attack had started already and the Chinese embassy had been assured that the investigation would be carried out on war-footings and they would be updated on every step on the way, she added.

Marriyum said it was also decided in the meeting that the National Action Plan (NAP) would also be reviewed by the Prime Minister while an emergency meeting of the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) had been called. PM Sharif also directed the Interior Ministry to work with all provinces to review NAP and present a comprehensive plan to curb the recent rise in terrorist attacks in Pakistan, she added.

In addition to this, the meeting also decided to review the rule 2020 regarding the bureaucracy the purpose of which was only harassing top bureaucracy, politicization and arm-twisting of the bureaucracy of Pakistan. A cabinet committee in this regard had been constituted which included Law Minister Azam Nazir Tarrar and Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman and Khawaja Saad Rafique ,which would submit a report in two weeks.

The cabinet meeting also decided to hand over the services of EOBI Chairman Shakeel Mangrego to the Establishment Division.

The minister went on to say that Shehbaz was also given a briefing by the Power Division and was told that within just the past two weeks majority of off-the-grid power plants were...

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