LAHORE Speaking in the context of the memogate controversy, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah has said that some sections of the media are highlighting the non-issue just to fabricate a conspiracy against the civil government.
Talking to the reporters after attending a two-day seminar on 'Energy Problems in South Asian Countries here on Wednesday, the PPP leader said the media should also dare to ask from Nawaz Sharif that why the former prime minister held Pak Army sole responsible of the Kargil war before the Clinton government.
Also ask from Shahbaz Sharif that why he had sought help of the then US government for the ouster of Pervez Musharraf as chief of army staff, added the Minister.
Delegates from India, Bangladesh, Jordan, Nepal and Sri Lanka presented their paper in the two-day seminar of the Institute of Engineers Pakistan (IEP). Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif will be the chief gust on the second day of the even on Thursday (today).
Syed Khursheed said that the day when a civil government hold power in the country, the conspiracies began against it. He asserted: Memo is a bundle of lie but a detail investigation will also be conducted on the issue.
However, he questioned that why the media was not demanding investigation of Sharif brothers for seeking American favour against the Pakistan army during the Kargil issue.
Simply, he regretted, it is all against the PPP and 'your pen and voices become silent against the others.
To a question, Khursheed Shah said that we should avoid pulling judiciary into the political matters and there was a no need of a judicial inquiry on the memo issue, he added.
To another question about the PML-N led 'go Zardari go movement, the Minister replied that Nawaz Sharif should learn a lesson from the history as according to him these kinds of movements bought no consequences but could only prove helpful to sweep the democratic system in the country. He said that the PPP never indulged in the political blame-game and declaring agent of the agencies to each other was the matter between Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif. Speakers on the occasion said that energy deficiency and scarcity was a common problem in South Asia, adding the holding of this moot would prove a productive exercise in mitigating the problem. They said that despite having relatively a large energy resource, the SAARC region has so far not been able to tap these resources.
South Asian economies are expected to continue to grow at a healthy rate as a result of their own market dynamics. Since the rest of the world is not expected to grow this pace, South Asia will prove to be an attractive investment destination for global financial players, according to them.
IEP President Engineer Zaffar-ud-Din Ahmed Zuberi said that there should be a service structures for engineers on the pattern of medical profession but the engineers were ignored. He said that engineers should be on the top positions in the departments related with engineering sector adding that if we choose right person for the right job then we would not face the problems like we were facing today in Railways, PIA and in the power sector. He highlighted the need to include engineers in planning and implementation of national plans.
FIESCA President Engineer Kishore Kumar Sakhya said that sharing of technical, financial and natural resources of regional countries was the key to stability, peace and prosperity in the region.