‘CJ should take suo motu against Zardari-accusers’

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LAHORE: The Chief Justice of Pakistan should take suo motu notice against those who created fake cases against President Asif Ali Zardari. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab Information Secretary Dr Fakharuddin Chaudhry said on Monday.
Addressing a press conference at a local hotel he said the CJ should nullify all fake cases registered against President Zardari after the confession of Mian Nawaz Sharif regarding his wrongdoings in past during an interview with a prominent journalists of a media group.
He said the PPP wanted an independent judiciary to establish innocence of its party head. He said the PPP shall demand accountability of the Sharif brothers for money laundering and bogus accounts, if Nawaz Sharif does not stop criticising President Zardari.
He asked that Nawaz and Shahbaz to seek apology from President Zardari for his misdeeds against the president that kept him (Zardari) in prison for eleven and half years.
Fakharuddin said that if Nawaz Sharif had not sought Zardari’s pardon, the PPP would be forced to expose his corruptions including money laundering of millions of rupees, usage of billions of rupees public money for personal gains.
Detailing Sharif malpractices: He stated that PML-N leaders spent Rs 20 million funds for establishing a telephone exchange at Jatti Ummarah, Rs 50 million of Water and Power Development Authority were used on the installation of electricity lines and Rs 80 million of Irrigation Department was used to irrigate Raiwind form lands.
He added that Rs 320 million of Lahore City District Government (LCDG) were spent on constructing a road leading to Sharif Forms and Rs 70 million was the cost of laying gas pipelines in the area, besides Pakistan Works Department Rs 80 millions were used for the renovation of Raiwind Palace. He said that it was the greatness of President Asif Ali Zardari that he pardoned his rivals including Sharif brothers who kept him in prison for more than eleven years.
It is the result of president’s reconciliatory policy that there are no political prisoners in any jail in Pakistan, he added. He said that his party believes in independent judiciary and wanted justice from the apex court.
Co-existing with terrorists: He said Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah should be a custodian of law, instead of having cordial relations with terrorists.
The PML-N leaders have links with the terrorist groups working in Pakistan like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Sapah-e-Sahaba and the withdrawal of cases against leaders of banned outfits has proved that Rana Sanaullah benefited the terrorists, he added.