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Advancements in Judges issue

Boucher to meet with Nawaz, Zardari on judges issue
ISLAMABAD: The US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher is arriving in London to hold meeting with PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N Qauid Nawaz Sharif about judges restoration issue, sources said. The US direct intervention in judge’s issue continued and it decided to hold talks with ruling alliance with this issue. Meanwhile, Nawaz Sharif extended his stay in London for a day due to this news development. Political and diplomatic circles do not like the US direct intervention in the restoration of the judges’ issue. According to the sources, Saudi Arabia on the US line was also pressurizing Nawaz Sharif to bring flexibly in his stand over the reinstatement of the judges. Nawaz Sharif has decided not to accept foreign pressure and compromise over the judges’ issue. Nawaz Sharif would announce his future strategy if dialogue with PPP failed.

Imran Khan warns to take street if judges not restored
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan has warned to take street along with APDM, lawyers and civil society if the deposed judges are not restored. Addressing at NUML on Saturday, Imran Khan announced that the APDM meeting to be held on May 14 to chalk out the future strategy.” Ending of inflation is impossible unless the judiciary is freed” he added. He pointed out that it would be conspiracy against the judiciary and Pakistan if the PCO judges are maintained. About PPP Co-chairman Zardari meeting with MQM Chief Altaf Hussain, Imran Khan said the meeting was held to satisfy the US and Altaf Hussain.

The PTI Chairman questioned Zardari , whey there is lot of delay in the restoration of judges and independence of the judiciary despite the masses mandate while the corruption cases of billion rupees was ended under the NRO in few days and hours.

No more to be given to govt for judges’ restoration; Justice Tariq
ISLAMABAD: Former leader of Supreme Court Bar Association Justice ® Tariq Mehmood has said that no more time will be given to the government for the restoration of judiciary. Talking to private TV channel on Saturday, he said senior partners of the ruling coalition seem to be responsible for failure of negotiations. He said dictatorship was major cause of deadlock in negotiations. He said lawyers would decide future course of action in their next meeting.

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Rubab Saleem

Rubab Saleem is Editor of Pakistan Times

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