May 15, 2008

Highlights of briefing

Filed under: NEW GOVERNMENT AFTER MARCH 24-2008 — civilsocietypakistan @ 1:51 am
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MAY 15, 2008

* Zardari denies country is facing a major political crisis
* All issues will be resolved in due course
* November 3 sacking of judges was wrong
* Says he is committed to Murree Declaration
* PPP’s position is that all judges should be reinstated
* Resolution being drafted for judges’ reinstatement, will be tabled in joint session of parliament
* Says he does not want to make an illegal decision on reinstatement of judges as two wrongs do not make a right
* Reinstatement of judges through a notification will create constitutional crisis
* All judges should be reinstated but incumbent judges should not be affected
* Coalition should not bind itself with a timeframe on any issue
* Says he is in contact with Nawaz and will not let him go
* Trying to find way out of current impasse and trying to convince Nawaz
* Reiterates Punjab government will not be destabilised
* Says he will discuss resignation by PML-N ministers with PM Gilani on Thursday.
* Says West helped compel President Musharraf to doff uniform


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