Lahore (Staff Report): Federal Minister for Information Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday said that the previous governments of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) destroyed the state institutions through political appointments.
Addressing a ceremony in Lahore, Fawad Chaudhry vowed that the government will eliminate corruption from the country because the people of Pakistan gave mandate to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for elimination of this menace.
He said that the PTI government had inherited ‘financially empty institutions’ from inside when it assumed power.
"Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM) and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) among other institutions have been destroyed, said the minister, adding that “when institutions go down, the country goes down as well".
Fawad said Prime Minister Imran Khan visited foreign countries to explore new avenues for improvement of the national economy. He said the government has set a target of achieving the economic goals this year.
Fawad Chaudhry said that bitterness had encircled the country in the past few decades. However, the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan did not have enmity with anyone, he added.
He said the cases against Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Shaif have not been filed by in the tenure of present government.
Reaffirming his party's stance, the information minister said that there would be no compromise on the on-going accountability process and the culprits would be apprehended and handed appropriate punishment.