The government has decided to nominate senior politician, Syed Fakhar Imam as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Parliament. 

Syed Fakhar Imam has remained speaker, federal minister and leader of the opposition.

The PML-N has rejected the government’s decision. Former Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said that they had no objection on Syed Fakhar Imam but it was the principle that PAC chairmanship is given to the opposition leader. 

"The PML-N would not nominate its members to standing committees if it was robbed of its right to head the Public Accounts Committee," he added.

Sources said the government has decided in principle not to make opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

The PTI’s chief whip, Aamir Dogar in this regard said that Syed Fakhar Imam is a senior politician and remained Speaker, federal minister and leader of the opposition and has a vast experience of parliament.

He said if Fakhar Imam is appointed as PAC chairman of Parliament, the opposition should not oppose him.

Syed Fakhar Imam became MNA from Khanewal as independent candidate and later he joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.