ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has actually chosen to opt for another cabinet reshuffle in next couple of months while provincial and federal bureaucrats have actually likewise been cautioned to show efficiency, asking to enhance operating or be prepared for ramifications.
Sources informed this scribe that PM Imran looks focused on improvement in federal government operating and he was prepared to show the door to non-performers regardless of their political weightage and close connections with the power passages.
“It seems as if the prime minister believes that non-performing ministers and senior bureaucrats may cost him his political career. So, PM Imran looks determined to send non-performing ministers and officials home. For this, he himself looks busy these days to set an example for others. In past few weeks, foreign direct investment has increased. Only projects worth $11 billion have been initiated,” a notified source informed Pakistan Today on the condition of privacy.
Sources stated that a clear message has actually likewise been sent out to the Punjab federal government to ensure great governance and enhance efficiency otherwise Punjab chief minister or provincial cabinet would see a significant reshuffle.
When asked to comment on a possible replacement for Usman Buzdar if the prime minister chooses to bring a brand-new face, a notified source stated that it was early to comment.
“Among the names taking rounds, I think no one would replace Buzdar. Keep in mind that no NAB affectee can be named as Punjab chief minister. The entire emphasis of the political and military leadership is on accountability,” the source stated.
Sources stated that Punjab Chief Minister Bazdar and cabinet members have actually been provided unique guidelines to enhance the efficiency of the provincial federal government in the next couple of months. They stated that Buzdar has actually likewise been asked to resolve appointments of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) legislators and its union partners, specifically the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), who are essential in political terms.
According to sources, the reports of substantial amounts of money presumably gathered for transfers and posts of senior bureaucrats in Punjab which in fact have actually made the prime minister mad. They stated that that is why the chief minister’s bro needed to hold an interview just recently and to make it clear that his family had absolutely nothing to do with such money deals.
They added that in case of failure in efficiency, PM Imran has actually chosen to embrace a callous examination and make unexpected changes in the federal and Punjab cabinets in which even big names can be impacted. They even more stated if PM Imran can act versus Jahangir Khan Tareen, there would be no exception for others.
According to another PTI leader, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Preparation Minister Asad Umar have actually been advising the prime minister to take rigorous action versus non-performing lot while Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry has actually been supporting callous responsibility.
On the other hand, PTIs ministers, consisting of Murad Saeed, Shehryar Afridi and Ali Mohammad Khan, have actually been advising the prime minister not to jeopardize additional to ensure great governance, obliteration of corruption, relief to the commoner and benefit under the PTI manifesto.
A source stated that a significant problem for Imran Khan is to draw a parity in between his elected and non-elected advisors, unique assistants.
“An effective group within the party does not like PM Imran’s defence of unelected government officials. The group, which claims to be the prime minister’s benefactor, argues that defending the unelected and business government officials could damage the prime minister’s reputation and cause political damage to the PTI,” the source added.
In this context, sources stated, it is clear that there is no minus-one thinking within the party however the whole party and parliamentarians are joined under the management of the premier. The Jahangir Tareen group has actually guaranteed the prime minister its full assistance, which has actually brought stability and self-confidence to PM Imran and the federal government, sources added.
Sources stated that the premier has actually likewise gotten problems of financial abnormalities from provincial and federal ministers, unique advisors, on the basis of which details advisors to the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) federal governments have actually been dismissed. PM Imran’s message of absolutely no tolerance has actually been offered to the ministers and federal government authorities associated with financial abnormalities, sources added.
Minister for Details Shibli Fraz did not react for a comment in spite of duplicated efforts.