SC verdict ensures supremacy of law: Nawaz
21 June, 2012
ISLAMABAD/SWAT: Nawaz Sharif, president of his own faction of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), on Wednesday said the supremacy of law has been ensured after the judgement passed by the Supreme Court (SC) regarding the former prime minister's disqualification.
Addressing his party's central executive committee at the Punjab House, Nawaz said, "Gilani could have resigned earlier following the court's judgement and the government has tried to create collision between parliament and judiciary by mastering issuance of [National Assembly] speaker's ruling in favour of the prime minister." The PML-N leader said the government had failed to provide relief to people and it was creating differences among the provinces through power crisis.
"Government is trying to use load shedding to bring the people of Punjab and the provincial government at loggerheads. We want to tell them clearly their efforts would not be materialised," he declared. He said the PML-N would not accept any extra-constitutional steps by the government and they would educate people across the country.
Sources said the party leaders told Nawaz that they would not vote for any prime minister and would work like a "strong opposition", adding that general elections could be announced anytime amid current situation and the party should gird loins in this regard.
Separately, addressing a rally in Swat, Nawaz said that the government's unwise behaviour towards judiciary backfired at last.