NA Speaker wants to save Gilani’s premiership, says Nisar
ISLAMABAD: Leader of the opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday regarded Speaker of National Assembly (NA) Fehmida Mirza’s ruling as worst. He said that the speaker did not meet the requirements of the law and the constitution, DawnNews reported.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Nisar said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was already ridiculing Supreme Court’s verdict of Yousuf Raza Gilani’s conviction and now the NA speaker has become a part of that group.”
He said that seven judges of the apex court had unanimously given verdict against Gilani, adding that he said, “If the principle of justice was considered, the NA speaker would have forwarded the case to the election commission (ECP).
Nisar said “by not forwarding the reference to the ECP, the speaker has tried to save Gilani’s premiership.”
Terming Mirza’s decision as ridiculous, the opposition leader said that the NA Speaker failed to provide any precedent example to support her decision fromPakistanor elsewhere in the world. “We think that the NA Speaker has misused her position and has not done justice,” he added.
Nominees for the Chief Election Commissioner
Speaking to Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Secretary General Liaqat Baloch on telephone, Nisar said that the PML-N wanted to propose the names of Justice (rtd) Nasir Aslam Zahid, Justice (rtd) Fakhrud Din G. Ibrahim and the present acting CEC Justice Shakirullah Jan, for the office of the chief election commissioner.