Sharif declines to appear before PCO judges in Supreme Court

November 15th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Nawaz Sharif

Lahore, Nov 15 (ANI): Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has categorically stated that he would not appear before the Supreme Court on November 20 because he did not recognise the legal status of PCO judges.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief the leaders like him would have to stand by their commitments, when asked whether he would appear before the apex court in connection with his disqualification case.

He said the PML-N had taken oath from its candidates before the February elections that they would get the judiciary restored to November 2, 2007 position after being elected

He said 99 percent of the countrys problems would be resolved if the sacked judges were reinstated, as they would bury the doctrine of necessity for good.

Sharif said the struggle of the legal fraternity and his party would continue until sacked Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was restored.

He said it would be appropriate for the PPP to quit the Punjab Government, but declined to comment when asked if the PPP ministers would be included in the Punjab cabinet when it was expanded.

In an interview with a private TV channel on Friday, Sharif said parliament should decide on seeking financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), adding consulting parliament would reduce the burden of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government.

He said it would be better for Pakistan not to seek IMFs assistance, as its past experiences with the fund had not been encouraging, the Daily Times reported. (ANI)

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