Fawad Chaudhry

Un-Elected citizens cannot make judgments in the democratic system

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Un-Elected citizens cannot make judgments in the democratic system: Fawad Chaudhry

The Federal Minister for Science and Technology said on Monday that under the parliamentary government structure, non-elected persons cannot engage in the country’s decision-making process. While talking to the media in Islamabad, the Minister observed that only elected representatives can take part in the decision-making process and under the Constitution, it is illegal for dual nationals to become members of the Assembly. “How will dual nationals then be part of the Cabinet?” he said.

The Minister’s reaction came as it emerged that four special assistants of the Prime Minister had dual nationalities. Chaudhry went on to add that the problems currently facing the country are being created by its own members, but the citizens of the nation have established high expectations and ambitions from the country of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in Pakistan.

The PTI and opposition leaders of the ruling started to snipe each other after the government revealed specifics of the properties and ethnicity of advisors and special assistants to the Prime Minister. On Saturday night, Information Minister Shibli Faraz declared that the details are now open for public viewing in a government attempt to “improve accountability.”