Nobody will be allowed to violate Constitution: Marriyum

Minister appeals to ECP to announce verdict on PTI foreign funding case


APP July 25, 2022
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb speaking to a news conference. PHOTO: PID/FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on Sunday said that no one would be allowed to criticise and violate the Constitution of Pakistan, and the law as well.

Responding to Fawad Chaudhry’s statement, she said that a person who abused and threatened national institutions should not worry about it.

“Imran Khan will not be allowed to play the game of ‘establishment and anti-establishment’ just for a return to power,” she added.

The minister said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief had admitted that he took the help of institutions and agencies to run the government for four years.

She said that nobody would be allowed to pressurise the justice system through bullying, threats and abuse.

Marriyum remarked that the narrative of Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was the narrative of the constitution.

She advised Imran to stop dragging the army and judiciary into politics as she opined Imran’s target was institutions and he sought the removal of their leadership.

She maintained that Imran’s narrative of foreign conspiracy was now buried and the new narrative of establishment and anti-establishment has started.

The minister demanded that the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should announce the verdict on the foreign funding case immediately.

“Imran wants NRO in foreign funding case through bullying, intimidation, anarchy, rioting and hooliganism,” she maintained.

The full court should hear the case related to the election of the chief minister of Punjab, she said. The full court should simultaneously hear the review petition of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and other related petitions, she added.

Justice on important national, political and constitutional matters should not only be done but it should also be seen to be done, she remarked.

“With the instability created by Imran Khan, the national economy is again at risk of bankruptcy,” Marriyum said. “People are paying the price of Imran Khan’s economic disaster in the form of inflation, unemployment and poverty.”

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