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Govt wants to resolve political crisis through dialogue: Kaira

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamaruz Zaman Kaira has said that the government wants to resolve the ongoing political crisis through dialogue. According to a private TV channel, addressing a press conference here Sunday, he said that President and Prime Minister have given a road-map for restoration of judiciary and to file review petition regarding the Sharif brothers’ case verdict.

Kaira said that long march and sit-in is disturbing the life of common persons in the country. “It is the right of the politicians and every citizen to protest. Freedom of expression, speech and gathering is also the right of everyone. But we have to avoid confrontation in present scenario.”

Kaira said that the government believed in the independence of media and freedom of expression.

“I assured that the government believed in freedom of media and it will not dictate anything to media. Media is free and should remain free as it was the policy of the PPP in the past and will remain the same in future too.”

He said the government is not pressuring the media. However, he urged the media to play a positive and constructive role. Kaira said it will be unjustified to blame President Asif Ali Zardari on the verdict of Supreme Court. The Minister said the government will soon file review petition after receiving detailed verdict of the court.

The government is ready to review whole judicial system under charter of democracy signed by Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, he added. To a question he said the government is ready to form independent commission to review judiciary under Charter of Democracy (CoD).The recommendation of the independent commission will be accepted to the government, he added. To a question he said President Asif Ali Zardari will address the nation if it is required.-SANA

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