No clash with national institutions
Talking to mediamen at Dera Kaira, he said that PPP leaders and workers sacrificed their lives in all eras for the cause of democracy in the country, adding that a number of institutions had been involved in ‘cold-blooded’ of democracy but they had learnt from the past and now they did not want to derail the system.
“We did not clash with courts at that time when Shaheed Benazir Bhutto had to pay visits courts and Asif Ali Zardari was incarcerated for two year,” he added. Kaira said Parliament was not a name of any building but it was an institution which was mandated by the people to legislate. All institutions should work within their ambit of law, he added.
He said the appointment of chief election commissioner of Pakistan was a big message that the PPP was pursuing the policy of reconciliation.
The minister said the Prime Minister had already said that holding elections before two or three months of the tenure was not a matter. He said talks with the opposition could be taken place on early elections in the country.
Criticising the Punjab government, the minister said Khyber Pukhtunkhwa was facing terrorism while in Punjab the situation of law and order was deteriorating and the personnel of law enforcement agencies were being targeted.