PESHAWAR: Pakistan Muslim League – Quaid (PML-Q) President Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain expressed his support for the prime minister and said that Yousaf Raza Gilani’s legality to hold office cannot be questioned until the Supreme Court gives its final verdict (after a review appeal is filed).
In a sarcastic reference to the Senate elections, he said the PML-N President Nawaz Sharif has lost the opportunity of organising a long march since the month of March has long gone. “All his efforts are now in vain,” Chaudhry Shujaat said.
Addressing a gathering in Nishtar Hall Peshawar on International Labour Day, Chaudhry Shujaat announced a compensation package for families of labourers who had died abroad.
The family of any worker who lost his life on duty will be given Rs1 million, while Rs50,000 will be granted for funeral expenses, he said.
“The body of the deceased labourers will be transported free-of-cost to the family through Pakistan International Airline (PIA). In countries where PIA does not operate, the government will bear the transport expenses,” he added.