War of words erupts between Pak PM Shehbaz Sharif and Imran Khan on Twitter

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In a heated debate that began on Twitter on Saturday, Khan questioned the credibility of the Sharif-led “imported government” in Pakistan for the sale of domestic assets.

Speaking to Twitter, Khan said: “How an imported government brought to power through an American conspiracy, led by the minister of crime, whose family with (PPP co-chairman Asif Ali) Zardari has volumes writings about their corruption, is entrusted with the sale of national assets (and) that too (by) circumventing all procedural (and) legal checks.”

Pakistan’s cabinet has abolished regulatory checks, including the applicability of six relevant laws, in a desperate bid to save the country from default through the emergency sale of state assets to foreign countries, reported The Express Grandstand.

These are the Companies Act 2017, the Privatization Commission Ordinance 2000, the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority Ordinance 2002, the Public-Private Partnership, Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan Act 1997, Securities Act 2015 or any other law for the time being in force or in any instrument having effect thereunder. a law other than the ordinance.

Khan further accused the government of having “plundered Pakistan for the past 30 years” and held it responsible for the “current economic collapse”.

“These people have been looting Pak for 30 years and are now responsible for the current economic collapse. These thieves should never be allowed to sell our national assets in the underhanded way they are trying. The nation will never trust them with our assets. nationals,” he said in another tweet.

Launching a virulent attack on the PTI chairman while reacting to his tweets, Prime Minister Sharif said Khan “suffers from memory loss and needs some reminders”.

Taking to Twitter, Sharif said: “Imran Niazi is suffering from memory loss and needs some reminders. Firstly, according to Transparency International’s report, corruption has increased during his reign. for sale on top of the big scams. Second, people are paying the price for how he mismanaged the economy.”

He further accused Khan of “deeply hurting” the global prestige and reputation of the country and its relations with friendly countries.

Calling “lies, propaganda and blatant distortion of facts” Khan’s “usual recourse”, Sharif said Khan had “lost his sense of balance in his lust for power”.

“Thirdly, Imran Niazi has deeply hurt the world prestige and reputation of the country and its relations with friendly countries. Fourthly, he has lost his sense of balance in his thirst for power, as evidenced by his habitual resort to lies, propaganda and blatant distortion of facts,” Sharif said in another tweet.

According to The Express Tribune, according to the order, no court in the country can entertain any claim, petition or suit against any process or deed of sale of assets to a foreign entity. However, legal experts say courts do not accept such exclusion clauses, he reported.

According to the order, no court shall grant an injunction or receive an application for an injunction against any proceeding undertaken, intended or purporting to be undertaken for any business transaction or agreement.

In addition, under the order, no lawsuit, suit or other legal proceeding or action for damages may be claimed against the persons who will be involved in the sale of these goods.

Further, no investigative agency, anti-corruption agency, law enforcement agency, or court may initiate an investigation or initiate an investigation into any breach or procedural irregularity by any person in any business transaction or agreement under under the order unless there is evidence of personal money. gain with corroborating evidence linking that monetary gain to the undue advantage rendered to any party to the agreement.

In addition, no person will be prosecuted in a personal capacity for acts performed in their official capacity.

However, according to The Express Tribune, sources have said that the price discovery mechanism could become controversial in the absence of transparency and low stock market values ​​due to a fall in the Pakistan Stock Exchange.

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