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PPP wants to build pressure on judges: Qureshi

Vice President Shah Mehmood Qureshi. — File Photo

LAHORE: The Vice-President of Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf, Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), want to build pressure on judges through their policies, DawnNews reported.

During a press conference in Lahore, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the interpretation of the constitution is the responsibility of the judiciary only.

Moreover, he said that former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s statement was tantamount to subversion of the constitution.

He said that the PPP has split in two parts on the issue to write a letter to the Swiss authorities.

PTI Vice-President said that the PPP government has completely failed and the only way to come out from the crisis is elections.

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Aug 17, 2012 03:45pm
Undoubtedly elections do result in educating people and brings good results, provided held free and fair. Is it possible under the circumstances and who would ensure this. We are under strong pressures and influence of brotheryism, official holds and easily won over. But than this is the only recourse.
Cyrus Howell
Aug 17, 2012 02:47pm
In politics one needs to know who his friends are.
Muhammad Bilal
Aug 17, 2012 02:35pm
When would PTI start doing Politics of Principles? Why are they leveraging through Judiciary? They are damaging an institution trying to find their way to the corridors of POWER. Why don't they talk about their Policy and what they have to offer when they come in to Power. They don't have a sensible policy for War Against Terror. Their policy can take Pakistan in to stone age....
Aug 17, 2012 02:24pm
Sir, were you not one amongst them, just a few months ago?
logic Europe
Aug 17, 2012 02:03pm
This judiciary is not fit to interpret constitution as it is itself contraversial and perceived to be corrupt Mr qureshi, you continue attacking your previous party but remember you have no respect in PTI really
Aug 17, 2012 01:38pm
Shah sahib is right the PPP PML nexus has failed. They are now trying desperately to start controversies that divert all attention from their misdeeds. Even if this means fragmenting the fabric of trichotomy of powers. They will stoop to any level to achieve their nefarious deeds. Pitting the judiciary against the people, and coming out with seditious statements to demoralize the public , that is their agenda. It does not matter that SMQ was with PPP, at least he realized what they are upto finally. He made the right choice in opting for PTI. Exposé these rulers and save us from their destructive policies.
Aug 17, 2012 07:00pm
He could have made some strong statement with more substance.
Aug 17, 2012 08:11pm
o oooooooooo! so you mean we an emerging nation under the current PPP regime?
Aug 17, 2012 08:36pm
Couldn't agree more shame on PTI to maligned the SC, they used SC and their cronies for their own personal interest, . I am amazed why people glamorize PTI. They never keep their promises, they never answer any thing concrete, and above all it is one person (IK) party. Have the Einsteins in the party ever thought about it what gonna happen if IK hit by a bus?
Aug 17, 2012 09:18pm
It is interesting the opposition is trying to make the judiciary a part of the opposition -- or vice versa.
Mohammad B Khan
Aug 17, 2012 09:42pm
Its a same judiciary who allowed army to throw the constituition away,and murdered the elected PM.Why we close our eyes.Its only the judiciary who is responsible for present condition of country.Army has always taken help of these judges to make their rule constituitional.And elected government is the only solution to make country stable,they should be allowed work without interference from army and judges.If people dont like them,they will not elect them in next election.If dont accept the decision of majority,and keep on using power to implement the minority decision,the result will be disastrous.We have not learned from past.
Sajjad Akbar
Aug 17, 2012 10:54pm
In politics, there are no friends.
Aug 18, 2012 02:24am
Can't agree more with Muhammad Bilal. Good analysis.
Aug 18, 2012 03:25am
Shah Mehmood Qureshi has no home base left after PPP. I wonder how PTI will handle him if at all they come to power. Volatility does not behove a politician.