PPP being punished for supporting 18th Amendment: Kaira


LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Qamar Zaman Kaira on Monday said that the party is being punished for its support of the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of Pakistan.

Talking to the media in Lahore, the PPP leader criticised the “lack of transparency” in the accountability process. “History has held us accountable, but what about your accountability,” he said, adding that the accountability process lacks transparency.

“There are cases registered against the Punjab Assembly speaker but why are those cases being ignored and why has he not been arrested yet?” Kaira questioned. He also said that the opposition is protesting because of the lack of transparency.

“The court holds the executive accountable and we are going to ask the court to look into your affairs,” the former information minister said, adding that this does not mean that the party is against the state institutions.

Lamenting that politicians are always blamed for corruption and nepotism, Kaira said that the previous martial law governments did not fare better either. “What has Asif Ali Zardari done wrong?” he further asked.

PPP is being punished for its support of the 18th Amendment, he added.

He further said that in Britain, the Brexit matter is a complicated affair but the British intelligence agencies are not intervening in the process.