PPP Govt. respects judiciary, says Pak Information Minister
Posted: 11:27a.m. IST, August 28, 2012
Islamabad, Aug. 28 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira, has said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government respects the judiciary and its decisions, and is thankful to it for granting time to the prime minister in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case.
We are thankful to apex court for granting time to the prime minister.... We are bound to the decision of the courts, The Dawn quoted Kaira, as saying.
He further said that Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf would consult the coalition partners and legal team, which will decide about writing the letter.
Kaira further claimed that the cases made against the PPP were baseless and concocted, and that President Asif Ali Zardari had no links to the alleged Swiss accounts.
The Supreme Court, accepting Ashraf's request, had granted time to him by adjourning the hearing till September 18 in the NRO implementation case.
Ashraf had requested the apex court that he required at least four to six weeks in order to consult his legal team to resolve the issue.
Ashraf was directed by the court to write to the Swiss authorities asking to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. (ANI)