ISLAMABAD: A Press Information Department has withdrawn its statement issued earlier on Wednesday in which Federal Minister For Labour and Manpower Khurshid Shah said “SC should follow the constitution and not over ride it”. The fresh statement issued by PID says the earlier statement is “Not to be published and may be treated as withdrawn”.
In the earlier statement issued PID, Federal Minister for Labour & Manpower Syed Khurshid Shah said that to end the role of democratic government by the Court is tantamount to ridicule the mandate of Pakistanis.
“We want to strengthen judiciary but judiciary is over stepping its mandate and interfering in administrative decision making ranging from fixing the price of sugar to validating the promotion of civil servants from 21 to 22 scales,” the statement said.
Citing the NFC award and re christening of NWFP, he said that the incumbent Federal Government took such bold decisions as have never been taken by any government in the past. He also clarified the stance of government on KBD (Kala Bagh Dam) issue saying that the government is willing to construct KBD only if consensus is evolved on the issue.
He further said that we believe in policy of reconciliation and we honour the mandate of other political parties. He also added that there is no provision for the mid term elections in the constitution. A government can be permanently ousted through a vote of no confidence, he added. So any other method to remove the government will be unconstitutional. The Federal Minister also advised media to behave responsibly and should not ridicule government.-SANA