LAHORE: Federal Law Minister Babar Awan on Monday said that there was no need for a Charter of Pakistan in the presence of the 1973 Constitution.
Addressing the media outside Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Awan said that the idea of another charter was a joke, adding that the proposers should rather work on strengthen the existing constitution.
The law minister pointed out the Punjab government’s inability to set up price control measures despite orders from the Supreme Court (SC).
He said that the prices of sugar and chicken are rising rapidly and the provincial government, who is responsible for this issue, is not taking any concrete actions.
Awan said the federal government had provided the sugarcane to the province in time but the Punjab government is intentionally not processing it.
Commenting on US President Barrack Obama’s statements regarding Kashmir, he said that this shows that Pakistan’s stance on the issue is gaining popularity in the international world.
The minister added that several decisions were made in the meeting of Council of Common Interests (CCI), which will soon be in front of the people.