Mirza’s diatribe: Govt rules out judicial probe into charges

Published: August 31, 2011
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Fehmida Mirza to continue as speaker of the NA. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

Fehmida Mirza to continue as speaker of the NA. PHOTO: PPI/FILE

ISLAMABAD: The government has ruled out the need for a judicial commission to probe the allegations levelled on Sunday by former Sindh senior minister Zulfiqar Mirza, said Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan at a press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.

“There is no justification for a judicial commission to probe such allegations. If anyone has documentary evidence should go to the Supreme Court,” said Awan, referring to hearings being conducted by the apex court bench in Karachi about the violence that has plagued the country’s financial capital over the last three months.

Awan acknowledged that the confidence expressed by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement – one of the primary targets of Mirza’s diatribe – in the leadership of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. “The PPP will not allow anyone to propagate his personal agenda through the party’s platform,” she said.

Awan said Zulifqar Mirza’s wife, Fehmida Mirza, would continue to serve as speaker of the National Assembly. On Sunday, Zulfiqar Mirza had implied that his wife might resign her position as well.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 31st,  2011.

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Aug 31, 2011 - 10:46AM

    WHY NOT??? These “ALLEGATIONS” must be true.

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  • Kazmis
    Aug 31, 2011 - 3:43PM

    I sincerely think that Md Fahmida Mirza should continue to work as Speaker, the position won’t affect the truth disclosed by Mr. Zulfiqar Mirza.
    One thing is however very appreciable that boldness of a person cleared so many questions of a common educated person that why UK is taking so much interest in Karachi based groups, and 15 minutes closure of Karachi shows the strength not to Islamabad but to UK, and thousand of Karachites may act as MI-6 sub-agents here and their services can be acquired anytime dealing in London, against Pakistan. London stories tell us that Migrated people are never accept their new land as motherland and they can burn Half London out of this frustration. It is also cleared that those living in Karachi even not sincere with Karachi and indulge in Killing. If a pest in a house become poisonous that they are supposed to be eradicated.

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  • A.Rehman
    Aug 31, 2011 - 4:10PM

    Good decision to keep Dr. Fahmida Mirza as Speaker Naional Assembly. I believe that Dr. Fahmida is very sober/sensible, qualified & mentally/politically mature lady. We should never forget our values for dealing fairly & justicely without any hatred & racist thought/practice.

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  • jeewaji
    Aug 31, 2011 - 6:00PM

    This is totally unacceptable! govt has to probe into these allegations. They need to treat these allegations as coming out from an ordinary person and not by Mirza. People should raise their voice on this. They are clearly acting against Pakistan and its people.Recommend

  • H.A. Khan
    Aug 31, 2011 - 6:24PM

    Keeping Dr Fahmida Mirza as speaker is a good and wise decision..
    Also please investigate the charges levied by Dr Zulfiqar Mirza. These were serious allegations which had some significant implications .

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  • sunny
    Aug 31, 2011 - 6:58PM

    Being an eastern wife she should resign too. If she does not then Zulfiqar Mirza’s whole exercise would prove futile.

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  • Siraj Ahsan
    Sep 1, 2011 - 9:30AM

    She will never…

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