Courts not PTI punishing opposition, says Sumsam


LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information Syed Sumsam Bukhari said on Tuesday that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is not involved in any way in the ongoing cases against the opposition. Courts of Pakistan are completely independent and their decisions should be respected by everyone.

He criticized the opposition parties that their agenda is same, and references against them came before the PTI government.

Talking to the media, he said that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will act in accordance with the rulings passed by the courts.

He further added that NAB is an independent body and works according to a mechanism, whenever a reference is sent, it is thoroughly investigated.

Provincial minister said that issuance of the production order is the choice of Speaker. “Protest is a democratic right”, he added.

He warned that any adventure by opposition parties will be handled by police and security institutions accordingly.