No room for trustee chief minister in Constitution: Kaira

PM adviser says govt alliance has demanded full court bench for Hamza Shehbaz case: Adds frequently going to courts is good for neither politicians nor country

By: News Desk
Published: 02:18 PM, 24 Jul, 2022
No room for trustee chief minister in Constitution: Kaira
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Adviser to the Prime Minister on Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Zaman Kaira said Sunday while addressing a press conference in Lalamusa, “We respect the court decision, [but] there is not room for a ‘trustee’ chief minister in the Constitution,” reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

“It’s not good to call the chief minister a trustee. The way we respect the institutions, [we] the politicians should be respected too,” he said.

He stated that the government alliance and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) had gained a major victory in Punjab.

“The PML-Q is democratic when it goes with the PTI after making a commitment with us. But it is termed ‘daka’ when we make an alliance with the PML-Q,” he deplored.

“The votes of the PML-Q were rejected in the Punjab Assembly on the basis of the court decision,” he stated.

“Imran Khan has adopted the policy of proving his stance through false propaganda,” he flayed and urged the political parties to remember that the status of the Parliament was that of a mother and their decisions should be finalised there instead of courts.

“If the political matters are taken to the courts, it results in an endless cycle which leads to a deadlock,” he pointed out and added that the mandate belonged to the party leadership not the parliamentary party.

“The PPP has always stated that respects for courts is necessary for democracy. It’s a different matter that the Bhutto’s murder case is still pending in the courts and the PPP is waiting for justice,” he said.

The PM adviser said that the PML-N and the PPP had reservations about some judges, demanding that the Supreme Court form a full court bench for Hamza Shehbaz case to decide how to proceed in future.

“Every political issue should not be taken to the court. Frequently going to the courts is good for neither the politicians nor the country,” he stated.

“Someone has taught Khan Sahib well to keep repeating the same thing,” Kaira said.

“If you keep bowling in the same style, sometimes you will get beaten,” he added.