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No confrontation between govt and judiciary: Kaira

The federal minister said that all the rulings of the Supreme Court had been and will always be duly respected and that they will consult their legal team over the NRO ruling. - File photo

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said that legislation is the right of parliament. He said that no government office has the right to intervene in the legislative process.

The information minister, while addressing a seminar on civil-military relations in Islamabad, said that successive martial law regimes have weakened government departments and the country overall.

He added that the Pakistan Peoples Party kept its past mistakes in consideration when working on its policy of reconciliation and avoided confrontation between different government institutions.

He also clearly stated that the government is not in any confrontation with the judiciary.

Kaira also said the Contempt of Court law was passed by the parliament, and if the judiciary has any objections, they should be addressed.

The federal minister said  that all the rulings of the Supreme Court had been and will always be duly respected. He also said that they will consult their legal team over the NRO ruling.

While addressing the seminar, the federal information minister stated that society and institutions have to function in harmony, and that attitudes take time to form, and that to understand change in society, the dynamics of the civil, military, judicial relationships have to be taken into account.

MQM’s Dr Farooq Sattar also addressed the audience, and added that civil-military relations have never been good, putting emphasis on the need of Aizaz-e-Haqooq Balochistan package and allowing Baloch sardars residing abroad to return and contest in elections.

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Honest Belief
Aug 08, 2012 05:24pm
What is Mr. AAZ and the PPP up to???
Aug 08, 2012 05:26pm
The PPP & the govt must have already discussed various options available in case the court outcome was not to their liking. So why is the Federal Info minister pretending that the govt will discuss what steps they will now take is a denial of the fact. It's hypocritical of him to suggest that they will respect the judiciary although they have been disobeying their ruling for years and are finding excuses to delay taking action. Zardari will be punished either now or when he is out of office unless he goes in self exile before his term comes to an end like most politicians do now a days.