Nawaz is duping the nation: Babar Awan

Published: July 12, 2010
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Says the PML-N chief should expose the real person behind the anti-media resolution

Says the PML-N chief should expose the real person behind the anti-media resolution

LAHORE: Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan has alleged that PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif was earlier befooling the nation and now he is making Sanaullah Mastikhel the scapegoat.

“He should bring forth the actual culprit who has done all this (orchestrated the plan to get an anti-media resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly),” he demanded while talking to reporters at the Lahore airport.

He said the people who have been predicting a clash among federal institutions should also talk about the people clashing with the freedom of expression.

He said the Punjab chief minister himself announced in the Punjab Assembly that the resolution was passed and “now he is trying to distance himself from it”.

He said it was a truly non-parliamentary act as parliaments do not pass resolutions against any institution.

He said Nawaz Sharif should disclose the actual persons who moved the resolution and should not present Mastikhel as a scapegoat. He said there was no concept in democracy of putting curbs on the media.

He alleged that an absconder from Sindh was given employment in Punjab and later he was also granted pre-arrest bail, so he could never be arrested.

Babar Awan said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was judicially murdered and Benazir Bhutto was disqualified politically for 21 years. President Asif Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani have been prisoners of conscience but they were never afraid of facing the courts.

He charged that by providing protection to a person absconding from an accountability institution, the PML-N wanted to create a conflict between the federal institutions.

He demanded that the absconder from Sindh should be given an opportunity to appear in the court. “If such cases can be transferred to other courts, then the cases of President Zardari and his father should also be transferred to other courts,” he added.

He said that Farooq Sattar and Azam Hoti were tried in Punjab and they faced the courts. The leadership and the workers of PPP are also facing their cases.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2010.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Syed Tahsin Chishty
    Jul 12, 2010 - 11:42AM

    Before this anti media campaign it was babar awan who was continuously duping the people. All the cabinet member and ministers are doing the same. Leaders from all the provinces are just playing with us and who can forget the top of the list name Raja Pervaiz Ashraf. I am not defending Nawaz Sharif but i am also not supporting the central govt. Shame on our leader and shame on us too who voted them. Recommend

  • Zahid Amin
    Jul 12, 2010 - 3:19PM

    Isn’t Mr.Babar the same person whose doctorate degree has been found to be issued by an unchartered and fake institution. I think he is just trying to divert people’s attention on other non-relevant issues just to save his skin. And he claims himself to be religious scholar! Recommend

  • Nafees
    Jul 16, 2010 - 9:45AM

    People in glass houses should not throw stonesRecommend

  • TANVEER
    Jul 20, 2010 - 2:20PM

    Mr. Baber perhaps you are forgetting that you and all your companians doning the same thing, like Jamshaid Dasti “the matric failur”, Mr. Raja Pervais Ashraf “The lier”.
    What happen if Mr Nawaz and his fellows doing that.Recommend

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