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Govt not informed of PM's arrest orders: Kaira


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Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira. — AFP/File

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government said on Tuesday that it had not yet been notified in writing of any arrest order against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in connection with the rental power projects case.

Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira said that the cabinet would wait for an official notification of the arrest orders issued by the Supreme Court before deciding how to respond, but took issue with the “timing” as thousands of protesters led by a populist cleric were demanding the immediate dissolution of parliament.

“So far we have not received anything from the Supreme Court in writing. The government, the law ministry and the prime minister have not received any order from the Supreme Court,” Kaira told private TV channel Geo.

“The timing of the decision should be noted. As far as I have been told, the prime minister's name is not mentioned in the Supreme Court order and hype has been created,” he said.

Comments (8) Closed

Armaghan Jan 15, 2013 02:58pm
Corruption penalty should be hang til death as in china, we have to clean our roots what british has left
Shahzad Jan 15, 2013 02:30pm
What a timing!!!
tajamal Jan 15, 2013 01:08pm
If you guys are clean then nothing to worry about this is normal process in any democratic system. Ask yourself a question . Are we really serving the poor nation who can even afford basic necessities or looking after our own vested interests on all cost. See what answer is coming from your soul. One thing no one can deny in pakistan that nepotism and corruption is endemic in our socity. This fact of life.....any solution please .......
asgher Jan 15, 2013 01:03pm
He will never hear any notification for sure! Change is coming in Pakistan and very soon all these deaf leaders will be listening a lot of music inshallah!
Mehwish Jan 15, 2013 01:40pm
There is no limit to ur Shameless PPP
Masud Jan 15, 2013 01:50pm
It happens ONLY IN PAKISTAN , may God bless our country .
Sonny Mehta Jan 15, 2013 03:58pm
lets start by arresting al politicians, ISI, the crazy right wing religious wing that has made pakitan the terror uterus of the world , then we can think democracy ! that is a word that may take a few generations to become reality in pakistan
Mohsin Jan 15, 2013 03:59pm
Its amaizing how Mr.Kaira has jumped in to defend Viceroy Rental yet again....