PM Shehbaz reassures govt's resolve to probe threatening letters received by judges

PM Shehbaz reassures govt's resolve to probe threatening letters received by judges

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday said that an investigation will be conducted into the letters received by multiple judges along with the suspicious powder.

Chairing federal cabinet meeting in Islamabad, he said this matter will be taken up with a sense of responsibility.

PM Shehbaz emphasized there should be no politics on this matter.

He recalled that an inquiry commission was formed after the consent and consultation of former chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Tassaduq Hussain Jillani to look into the issues raised by the six judges of Islamabad High Court (IHC.)

The premier said the former CJP however late recused himself from heading the inquiry commission.

He said the Supreme Court (SC) has now taken suo motu notice of this matter.

Alluding to his meeting with different ministries the other day, PM Shehbaz said he has decided to conduct sectoral review of these ministries in order to solve their problems. He emphasized that this is important to take the economy towards self-reliance.

He expressed satisfaction over the gradual decrease in inflation.  He said steps are afoot to reduce inflation and alleviate unemployment and poverty.

The prime minister expressed the confidence that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will release the last tranche of 1.1 billion dollars under the standby agreement this month after the approval of its board.

He said the finance minister is visiting Washington where talks will be held with the IMF for a new program.

PM Shehbaz said that this new IMF Programme is important for Pakistan saying it will give stability to economy and confidence to other international lenders.

Acknowledging the fact that the IMF terms will not be easy, the premier stated that our priority will be to minimize the impact on the poor and those already contributing through taxes.

He emphasised that the burden will be shifted towards those having the capacity to bear it.

Referring to his visit to Dasu where he met the Chinese engineers and workers, the PM Shehbaz said that a comprehensive and foolproof security mechanism will be put in place in cooperation with the provinces for the security of Chinese nationals in Pakistan.