May 28 (APP): Peoples Lawyers Forum (PLF) will fully support the constitutional
package that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) will table in the parliament after
building consensus with the coalition partners. The lawyers of PLF from NWFP
and Punjab assured the PPP Co- Chairperson Senator Asif Ali Zardari during a
meeting with him that the lawyers’ community will stand fully behind the party
in its endeavor to reform the institutions.
Asif Ali Zardari said that PPP had made a commitment with the people of Pakistan
that it will work to change the system in the country and it was moving in that
direction with full dedication.
the meeting, he said that the constitutional package that the PPP government is
planning to present is aimed at restoring the supremacy of the parliament and
introducing a system where executive is answerable to the people of Pakistan
through their elected representatives.
that PPP not only wants to restore the deposed judges but also wants to
introduce comprehensive constitutional reforms so that in future all
institutions of the state work in accordance with their roles defined in the
Co-Chairman reminded that Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto had laid her life for
bringing democracy and institutional rule in the country. He stressed that now
was the right time for such constitutional package to be introduced and if this
opportunity was not taken then it may never come back.
members said that they were at the forefront of the movement since March 9, 2007
and they were the ones who started the momentum all over the country but they
now believed that a constitutional reform package was required to settle such
issues once for all. It was decided in the meeting that the completed draft
of constitutional package will be presented at the Peoples Lawyers Forum on May
31 and lawyers input will be sought on that.
participants paid tributes to Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto at the meeting.
assisted Senator Zardari in the meeting included Federal Minister for Law Farooq
H Naek, Secretary General PPP Jehangir Badar, advocate Khurram Khosa and