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Govt fully committed to bring reforms in all national institutions: Shibli
July 11, 2020

Information Minister Shibli Faraz says the government is fully committed to bring reforms in all national institutions.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday evening, the Minister said opposition's diatribe in this regard will not distract the government from its top agenda.

He said corrupt practices during previous governments have deteriorated the performance of institutions.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chairman Prime Minister's Inspection Team, Ahmad Yar Hiraj said under the reforms agenda of the government, Inspection Commission has completed 24 inspections during 18 months.

He said reports of these inspections have been sent to the Prime Minister and actions are being taken against the culprits involved in corruption and embezzlement.

The Chairman Inspection Team said the government is paying the cost of corrupt practices that have been committed by the employees of different institutions, however, previous governments remained silent over it.

Ahmad Yar Hiraj said recommendations regarding reforms in AGPR are also being sent to the Prime Minister.

He said FIA has also been directed to take action against the employees of AGPR who were involved in malpractices after evaluating the details of their assets.

He expressed hope that within few months, AGPR performance will improve and its system will become more transparent.

Replying to a question Senator Shibli Faraz said due to the prudent policies of the incumbent government, we have handled the Coronavirus pandemic effectively and now flattening of curve is being observed in the cases.

Replying to another question pertaining to the economy of the country, the Minister said that IMF has appreciated our initiatives and nation will hear good news soon.