TAXILA: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said decision of Supreme Court on Panama Papers case must be accepted by everyone and there should be no public trial of the verdict.
“People are giving strange and illogical arguments on the verdict. I think decision of Supreme Court is still sub-judice as Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is being formed for further investigation,” he said.
Talking to mediapersons here, he said the court would give its final verdict on basis of evidence and not allegations and added all the five judges of the bench were unanimous about formation of the JIT.
“Let’s leave it up to apex court to decide on issue as the JIT report will be submitted to it after probe,” Nisar said.
He said courts do not follow someone’s wishes but instead the law and constitution.
He said some folks out there are putting forward weird kind of logic after the Panama Papers case verdict.
“The matter is still in court and let the Supreme Court decide about the fate of the case,” Nisar said.
The Prime Minister also issued clear cut direction to cabinet members that no adverse comments should be made about the verdict, he added.
He said every judge has his opinion or right of view and the decision should be left to the judges.
Chaudhry Nisar said the government was fully resolved to respect the judgement of the Supreme Court and implement it in letter and spirit.
The minister said the opposition has repeatedly been demanding formation of the JIT but now some of them are objecting to it, expressing surprise that leader of a party with proverbial corruption record was giving sermons on morality.
He criticized former President and PPP co-chairman, Asif Ali Zardari for lecturing others and issuing certificates of honesty on articles 62 and 63.
When Zardari starts teaching about morality it could be a sign of the judgment day, he said.
The Minister said it was the only time in the history of the country when Asif Zardari was convicted by Swiss courts.
Replying to a question, Chaudhry Nisar said some people were trying to create confusion as they did not want any decision of the case rather they wanted anarchy.
To a question, the Minister expressed the hope that he would get report of the Dawn Leaks either on coming Monday or Tuesday and it would then be submitted to the Prime Minister.
He said the government was under attack ever since the day it came to power and mentioned sit-ins which were started a few months after it started work.
“Our performance should be compared with the previous government on matters of security and improved economy. Despite the difficulties being faced by us, we will continue to move ahead,” he said.
e said it was federal government which initiated operation against militants in Karachi, but it was unfortunate that after every three months, role of the Rangers was made controversial.
He said people of Pakistan acknowledged improved security situation in Karachi.
To a question about load-shedding, the Minister said the government was making all out efforts to enhance power generation through different means and added around 6,000 MW electricity was expected to be added to the national grid by December this year, to help control loadshedding and provide relief to the people.