PPPs package just to divert peoples attention from judges issueMay 27th, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, May 27 (ANI): The PML-N has said that the PPPs proposed constitutional package was meant to simply divert the peoples attention from the judges restoration issue, as it was amply clear that the package couldnt be passed in either of the two Houses of parliament (because the government lacked the required numbers to get it through).
The constitutional package cant be successfully pushed through parliament when no powerful player, in or outside parliament, is on board, PML-N senior leader Ch. Nisar Ali Khan.
I dont think we are in a position to pass the package in parliament when we dont have even a simple majority in the Senate.. the constitutional package was of no consequence, The News quoted Nisar as saying
The PML-N is not on board, and so is the lawyers community, he said, adding the PML-Q, which has a large number of seats in the Senate, has declared its opposition to any move to clip Pervez Musharrafs powers.
Nisar expressed the hope that PPP Co-chairman Asif Zardaris optimism about his proposed constitutional package was not misplaced. As far as the PML-N is concerned we are genuinely supportive of all the issues that have been raised in the package, but our support is totally subject to the restoration of the Nov 2, 2007 judiciary through a normal National Assembly resolution to be followed by an executive order for the return of the dismissed judges.
He said his party could not be a party to amending the Constitution to reinstate the judges because this would amount to accepting Musharrafs Nov 3 action as valid, legitimising his unconstitutional steps and violation of the Murree Declaration. (ANI)
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