Calling NRO political move defames Pakistan, says Benazir

November 14th, 2007 - 1:54 am ICT by admin  
Bhutto told ARY television that people who called the NRO a political move were trapped in it.

She said the NRO meant that no parliamentarian could be arrested without prior permission from a Parliamentary Committee.

An uniformed President is not acceptable to the PPP, Bhutto said, adding that the PPP had not resigned from the assembly during the presidential election as a “confidence-building measure”.

“The PPP did not participate in the election and abstained from voting,” she said.

Bhutto said that democracy could not be strengthened in the presence of Article 58(2b).

“The PPP and the government are negotiating for the removal of Article 58(2b) and a ban on three-time premiership,” she said.

On giving the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) direct access to Dr AQ Khan, Bhutto said that her agenda is to protect Pakistan’s nuclear assets, not individuals.

She said that Dr Khan had admitted involvement in nuclear proliferation, but her government would investigate the matter to ascertain the truth.

“We will make sure to find out who has been involved in nuclear proliferation and can give the IAEA access to Dr Khan for this purpose,” she said, adding that she would also find out whether Dr Khan was made a scapegoat.

The Daily Times quoted Bhutto as saying that she would be her party’s candidate for premiership if the PPP came into power. (ANI)

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