Raja re­quests CJ to form ju­di­cial com­mis­sion on RPP Case

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Prime Min­is­ter Raja Pervez Ashraf on Fri­day un­der­lined that the coali­tion gov­ern­ments at the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial lev­els had helped in strength­en­ing the demo­cratic sys­tem and state in­sti­tu­tions in the coun­try. He was talk­ing to Min­is­ter for Rail­ways Ghu­lam Ahmed Bilour who called on him on Fri­day and dis­cussed mat­ters per­tain­ing to his min­istry and the over­all po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try.

The Prime Min­is­ter said that Pak­istan Peo­ples Party has suc­cess­fully demon­strated that given the sin­cer­ity of pur­pose‚ po­lit­i­cal sta­bil­ity was pos­si­ble by pur­su­ing coali­tion pol­i­tics.

He said that the government has cre­ated con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment for the hold­ing of fair‚ peace­ful and trans­par­ent elec­tions in the coun­try. The Prime Min­is­ter re­it­er­ated the re­solve of his government to take ev­ery pos­si­ble mea­sure for the elim­i­na­tion ter­ror­ism.

Mean­while talk­ing to Com­merce Min­is­ter Makhdoom Amin Fahim, PM said that the coun­try is head­ing to­wards the elec­tions which is a mile­stone in Pak­istan’s his­tory. He said it is the right of the peo­ple to choose their rep­re­sen­ta­tives through elec­tions and whoso­ever wins should be al­lowed to gov­ern the coun­try.

Mean­while, Raja Pervez Ashraf has writ­ten a let­ter to the Chief Jus­tice of Pak­istan re­quest­ing him to form a ju­di­cial com­mis­sion to probe the ren­tal power case.

In his let­ter the Prime Min­is­ter of­fer­ing him­self for open accountability in the ren­tal power case has re­quested for set­ting up of a com­mis­sion headed by Shoaib Sad­dal to in­quire into the ren­tal power case. Ashraf fur­ther said that, “This [case] is a pro­pa­ganda against me. I have put my­self for­ward for in­ves­ti­ga­tions.” He said ad­verse pro­pa­ganda has been done against him in this case which also brings bad name for the state.

The Prime Min­is­ter said his pol­i­tics is for the wel­fare of the peo­ple and he has never tried to in­flu­ence the NAB.

PM Ashraf was given the ti­tle of Raja Ren­tal af­ter he was ac­cused of re­ceiv­ing kick­backs in the ren­tal power projects. He was also ac­cused of buy­ing prop­erty in Lon­don from money earned through cor­rup­tion in var­i­ous scams. He has been de­fend­ing him­self in the Supreme Court.

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