The federal government will decide whether or not to write a letter to the Swiss authorities after consultation with all coalition partners, Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa said on Saturday.
He was speaking to Pakistan Peoples Party workers at the Circuit House in Multan.
He said a meeting of all coalition political parties would soon discuss the issue.
Khosa said the decision reached in the meeting will then be communicated to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
He said the country’s constitution granted immunity to the office of the president.
“It isn’t appropriate for the president of Pakistan to stand trial in front of a foreign country’s magistrate. It will bring disgrace to the country,” he said.
He said the federal government wanted to establish a Seraiki province in south Punjab. “The president has directed the National Assembly speaker to constitute a committee to deliberate on the issue,” he said.
Khosa criticised the judges of the Supreme Court for what he called their double standards.
“All public servants retire when they reach 60 years of age, but a Supreme Court judge serves until s/he is 65,” he said.
“They have refused to disclose their assets to the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly,” he added.
The governor criticised Sharif brothers saying they lacked a commitment to democratic values.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2012.
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