Fawad Chaudhry, PTI, government, Pakistan

Infighting among ministers caused damage to the PTI: Fawad Chaudhry

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Science and Technology believes that infighting among powerful members of the PTI caused serious damage to the party.

In an interview to a foreign news organisation, Chaudhry said differences between, Asad Umar, Jahangir Tareen and Shah Mehmood Qureshi impeded party progress and halted its path to deliver.

He reportedly stated that the sitting PTI government has six months to thrash out pending matters, and in case it failed to do so, the situation will head in an unexpected direction.

The minister also took an indirect jibe at Jahangir Tareen, saying he got removed Asad Umar from Finance Ministry and later Umar avenged the injustice after he was reappointed as Planning and Development Minister.

Recently, the Transparency International (TI) has released its global report on the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), showing corruption in Pakistan increase more in 2019 than 2018.

Pakistan had witnessed a slight improvement in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index, scoring a point higher than in 2017 but remaining unchanged in the rankings.

The country scored 33 out of 100 on the index — one point better than its score of 32 in the previous year. Its ranking, however, remained unchanged at 117 out of 180 countries, same as 2017. Now, in 2019, Pakistan’s ranking has dropped from 117 to 120.

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