Ijaz Kakakhel Islamabad
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain on Thursday said the government has full confidence in the Supreme Court that it will move forward in accordance with the law and constitution on the Presidential Reference seeking interpretation of Article 63-A. He also said that interpretation would determine the country’s political future.
Talking to journalists outside Supreme Court, the minister said we condemn the social media campaign launched by the PML (N) against the five member larger bench constituted for hearing of the Presidential reference.
He said it is the hallmark of the PML (N) to attack the institutions. Chaudhary Fawad Hussain expressed the confidence the Supreme Court’s decision in Presidential Reference will lay the foundation of new politics in the country.
He said this reference is of fundamental importance to stop the horse trading. Referring to the Sindh House episode, the minister said, “it is imperative to put an end to the trade of consciousness and sale-purchase of the vote to ensure a transparent democratic system.”
The Information Minister said the Attorney General of Pakistan whilst submitting his arguments in the presidential reference today, stated that vote of an MNA is the collective vote of the party.
He said the Attorney General also quoted the case of Benazir Bhutto in this regard. Referring to the dissident MNAs of PTI, he said if anybody had reservations with the prime minister, he should resign first and then return to the Parliament after contesting the election again.
He said the court was satisfied with the action taken by the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police in the aftermath of the public protest outside the Sindh House and disposed off the matter. Public reaction was natural but the dirty game played inside the Sindh House was yet to be answered.
The Information Minister said the public gathering of 27th March will be historic. He said the allied parties are part of the government and they will remain so.
In his remarks, Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar said it is an old tradition of the PML-N to make the institutions controversial.