ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has said the Federal Government has no intention to enforce Governor Rule in Sindh or topple the provincial government.

Talking to media in Islamabad on Monday, he said an impression is being given that the federal government wants to interfere or destabilize the Sindh government.

The Minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed that no such impression should be attributed to the federal government.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, however, said that Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah should resign in the circumstance of serious allegations of corruption levelled against him.

He said PPP's provincial government in Sindh is facing pressure from inside the Assembly for an in-house change.

He said Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif have mercilessly plundered national wealth and bought properties abroad.

He said for the first time in the history of Pakistan, federal government believes in independence of institutions and providing equal level playing field to work independently and freely.

He said Asif Ali Zardari and others had plundered the money meant for the people of Sindh and spent it for personal benefits.

Regarding filing of 16 references as mentioned in the JIT on fake bank accounts, the Minister said the government has nothing to do with the findings of the report.

He said it is prerogative of the Supreme Court to discuss merits and demerits of the JIT and the government would follow instructions of the apex court.

Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said government wants stability in the country but it should not be construed as that drive against corruption will lead to instability.

He said that the accountability process under the leadership of Imran Khan will continue unabated and it will bring economic stability to Pakistan.

Referring to a report submitted by FIA in the Supreme Court regarding Asghar Khan case, the Minister said PTI believes it was the worst example of political maneuvering in a democratic society and PML-N had managed all that.

He said FIA should have not asked for closing that case even if he had no prosecutable evidence.

He said that Director General FIA will soon brief Prime Minister Imran Khan over this matter.

Responding to a question, Information Minister said the government will review the names placed on ECL as per directions of the Supreme Court.

Answering a question, he said Murad Ali Shah should prove his innocence and Sindh Assembly members have the right to bring in-house change.

Responding to another question, Information Minister said Asif Ali Zardari misused public funds and that is why the people of Sindh have a resentment.

At conclusion of his media talk, Fawad Hussain hoped that politics in the new year will be done in good way.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018