LAHORE: Describing the new provinces commission an “election stunt” by the federal government, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will not be party to the “divert-attention-from-Zardari’s-corruption commission”. He was talking to reporters outside the Punjab Assembly. He said the PML-N was displeased to see that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) spokesperson Farhatullah Babar had been made chairman of the commission. Sanaullah accused Babar of “lying profusely from the Presidency” and “defending Zardari’s corruption”. “We reject this divert-attention-from-Zardari-corruption commission,” he added. Asked what kind of commission the Punjab government wanted, Sanaullah said, “A national commission, one that is formed by the leader of the house, that is the prime minister (Raja Pervaiz Ashraf), in consultation with the leader of the opposition.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2012.
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