Writing letter: Government should provide valid reason for not obeying SC, says Imran

PTI chairman says graft cases against President Zardari involve a huge amount of money and cannot be ignored.

Ferya Ilyas August 15, 2012

LAHORE: Claiming that Pakistan is the only country in the Third World which has a free judiciary, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said that the government should give a valid reason for its refusal to obey the Supreme Court’s order to write a letter to Swiss authorities.

The Supreme Court, in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case, had ordered the government to write a letter to Swiss authorities to reopen graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Speaking to the media in Lahore on Wednesday, Khan said that the graft cases involve a huge amount of money and cannot be ignored.

Commending the judiciary, Khan said that the people of Pakistan have achieved an independent Supreme Court after a great struggle.

“A free judiciary is a blessing and the Pakistani nation should stand by it,” said Khan, adding that he and his party expect justice from the highest court.

He further said that it was the free and impartial apex court that had exposed high-profile corruption scams. “If there wasn’t a free judiciary, the corrupt leaders would have looted the entire country,” Khan stressed.

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