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SC verdict applicable to extension in service of both contractual, adhoc employees: Firdous

ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan has made it clear that government will implement Supreme Court (SC) decisions adding apex court verdict is applicable to extension in service of contractual as well as adhoc government employees. Information minister said this while talking to media men here Tuesday.

Responding to a question she said democratic government honored all the verdicts of SC and they would be implemented. The apex court decision was applicable to all institutions and not only one institution. If SC pronounced decision to terminate the services of contract employees then it will be respected, she added.

She held that the case of U.S. citizen Raymond Davis was subjudice and the court was to decide about it. Statement given by PPP information secretary Fouzia Wahab about Raymond Davis was her personal opinion, she added.

She told talks were under way about return of MQM and JUI-F to cabinet underway. A single party could not steer the country out of crisis, she underlined. All the political forces would have to play their respective role in this respect, she stressed. Ups and downs is beauty of politics, she maintained. She reiterated PPP would continue reconciliation process. MQM and JUI-F were democracy loving people. We want they rejoin ruling alliance and become part of federal government, she added. -ONLINE

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