Govt not to send reference against CJP: Malik
01 July, 2012
LONDON: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik has said that the government has no intention to send any reference against the chief justice and it has been obeying every decision of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Talking to the media at his residence in London, Malik said that in the beginning, some people suggested to file a reference against the CJP but President Asif Ali Zardari refused, saying the PPP never wanted any collision between the institutions.
Rehman Malik said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is conspiring for early elections, but everybody should be clear that the elections would be held in March 2013. Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah is more powerful than both Shahbaz Sharif and Nawaz Sharif. He said that Nawaz Sharif signed the Charter of Democracy and wanted to strengthen democracy, but Shahbaz sabotaged his efforts.
Malik said that President Zardari was not responsible for the governor's rule in Punjab as at the time he was in China. He said that if there were a chance, he would ask former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar why he imposed governor's rule in Punjab. He also named PML-N as a "petition league". He said that the PPP and MQM would make an alliance in the next general elections.
Malik refuted Indian External Affairs Minister Chidambaram's allegation that Pakistan was involved in Mumbai attacks. Malik said, "I would like to ask my Indian counterpart that who trained and sent Fahim Ansari to Pakistan and who is responsible for the unrest and killings in Karachi."