Kaira to Sharif: If you have issues with Bhoja commission, make one yourself

Information minister says PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif should make a judicial commission of his own choice.


Web Desk April 23, 2012

LALAMUSA: Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira had said that if Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has any issues with the judicial commission probing the Bhoja air crash, then he should make one of his own choice, Express News reported on Monday.

Talking to the media in Lalamusa, Kaira said that investigations behind the Airblue crash have still not emerged while the owner of the Shaheen Air Company is affiliated with the PML-N and can have a commission made on it again.

The Bhoja Air flight from Karachi came down in fields near a village on the outskirts of the Pakistani capital on Friday evening, in the city’s second major fatal air crash in less than two years.

On the directives of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, a three-member judicial commission was set up to determine the cause of the crash.

Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, had said that the government formed the judicial commission without the consent of the apex court.

COMMENTS (29)

Naheed | 9 years ago | Reply The PML-N has opposed the commission on the pretext that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has not been consulted on the commission. The party has also criticised the members of the commission who had been PCO judges. At this hour of grief and sadness, the PML-N is expected to behave maturely. It is certainly a bad time to manipulate this issue for political point scoring. According to the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 1956, the federal government can set up an inquiry commission to probe any matter of serious concern independently. There is no such clause in the Act that binds it to consult the Chief Justice of Pakistan in this regard. The second objection of the PML-N is the appointment of two PCO judges as part of the three-member commission. These two retired judges have already been punished for what they did in the past. Objecting to their fresh appointment seems churlish and unfair now. If the government has inducted them for their expertise, the matter should not be politicised, rather it is time to support such initiatives, which have at last been undertaken after already wasting precious time.
Beatle | 9 years ago | Reply

And I recommend the J(r) Khawaja Shareef, ex-CJ, Punjab as the most appropriate man to head 'Punjab Govt.' commission. Remember that he is the same guy who acknowledged in his auto-biography that he accepted cash funds and plots from Sharif Brothers while still serving as LHC Judge. And he has very proudly included photographs in the book, accepting the 'Lafafas'.

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