Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah stunned the National Assembly (NA) when he said Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif had not resigned from the office of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman.
While responding to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s criticism on Shehbaz for ‘leaving’ the office of PAC chairman,. Rana Sanaullah almost took a U-turn and claimed that Mr Sharif had not so far resigned from the office of PAC chairman. “Have you received resignation of Shahbaz Sharif?” he asked Speaker Asad Qaisar.
Earlier in opening session, Qureshi has said that opposition had earlier insisted that Mr Sharif must be made the PAC chairman despite opposition to his nomination by the government, adding that Mr Sharif had stepped down without taking into confidence other parties in the opposition, including the PPP, on his decision.
Mr Sanaullah wondered how the foreign minister had come to know about Mr Sharif’s resignation. “Has he [Mr Qureshi] talked to Mr Sharif over the phone about his resignation?” he asked. The committee made the decision and sent it to PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif for a final nod. “Shahbaz Sharif has not yet decided whether he will retain the office or leave it,” Mr Sanaullah said.
Earlier Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday (May 2) nominated Rana Tanveer as Shehbaz Sharif’s replacement as Public Accounts Committee chairman, sources said.