Islamabad, July 14, 2012 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Mian Manzoor Ahmad Watoo has said that decision whether to write letter to Swiss Courts under Supreme Court’s direction will be taken by the Prime Minister and his cabinet before 25th of July.
He urged that all the institutions should stand by the democracy and the present government will complete its constitutional term. He said this while addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday afternoon.
Wattoo made it clear that the general elections will be held on their on time. He observed that dictators do not ask any one before stepping in therefore the situation of uncertainty should not be created in the country.
He emphasized that the present government of Pakistan Peoples Party and it allies are struggling for the continuation of democratic system in the country rather than wielding maximum powers for themselves. Wattoo said that PPP government has passed 18th, 19th and 20th amendments with the consensus in the house and legislation in the house is being done with the consensus of all stake holders.
He said that we believe in the politics of reconciliation and we wish to move forward taking the opposition in confidence. He observed that PPP deserves all credit for the appointment of a neutral Chief Election Commissioner and said that it will prove to be a milestone towards holding free, fair and transparent elections in the country.
He urged the opposition parties to come up with positive inputs and suggestions for the establishment of a transparent and impartial accountability system. He maintained that we Pakistan Peoples Party respect the higher judiciary and we accepted the court decision against former Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Reza Gilani despite reservations.
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