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ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (SANA): Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz telephoned President Pervez Musharaf and congratulated him over the historic judgment of the apex court allowing him to contest Presidential election in uniform. Prime Minister said that Pakistan has crossed the milestone in its journey towards real democracy. Meanwhile, the Attorney General of Pakistan Malik Muhammad Qayyum welcomed the Supreme Court judgment and described it as a right decision. In an interview here on Friday, he said, “We all should accept whatever the Supreme Court says.”

Qayyum said that the government has accepted three previous judgments of the apex court which were against it. He said that every person has the fundamental right to contest the election and why General Pervez Musharraf can be deprived of this right. He said who got the majority vote will be elected as President. Replying to a question, the Attorney General said in the absence of any provincial assembly, the Presidential elections would not be affected. He said under the constitution only the election could be affected when the National Assembly is not in place.-SANA

Durrani terms SC decision as people’s victory
ISLAMABAD: Commenting on the Supreme Court Judgment, Information Minister Mohammad Ali Durrani described it the victory of the people, democracy and the democratic traditions in the country. In an interview in here on Friday, he said that the institutes are being strengthened when the people are respecting them. He congratulated the President Pervez Musharraf, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and the people who supported the policies of the government. Durrani said that the people have already rejected the politics of agitation and have discouraged it in the country.-SANA

Pagara, Shujaat congratulate PM on SC verdict

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said the government welcome the historic judgement of the Supreme Court as this would strengthen democracy in the country while ensuring continuity and consistency of policies. The Prime Minister said this during his telephonic conversation with President PML (F) Pir Sahib of Pagara Sharif and PML President, Ch. Shujaat Hussain who called him here on Friday to congratulate him on the historic judgement announced by the Supreme Court. They said the successful re-election of President General Pervez Musharraf would ensure political stability in the country and reiterated that the ruling coalition would vote for him on October 6.

Talking to the two leaders the Prime Minister said the government of PML and its allied parties has served the masses well during the last five years and would contest the next general elections from a single platform on the basis of its performance in office. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is passing through an important phase in its history and consistency in policies is critical to take the country forward on the path of progress and prosperity.

Later, Chief Minister Sindh Dr. Arbab Ghulam Rahim, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Mohammad Ali Durrani, Federal Minister for Petroleum Amanullah Khan Jadoon, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Ejaz ul Haq, Federal Minister for Political Affairs Engr. Amir Muqam, Federal Minister for Inter-provincial Coordination Saleem Saifullah Khan, Federal Minister for Culture and Tourism, Gazi Gulab Jamal, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Commander (Retd) Khalil ur Rahman and Advisor to the Prime Minister Rana Tariq Javed called on the Prime Minister at the PM’s Hose and congratulated him on the historic judgement of the Supreme Court.The participants said that the judgement of the Supreme Court has removed any uncertainty about the future developments and would take the country forward on the path of progress and prosperity.-SANA

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Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times
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