SC’s decision in Panama case vindicates stance of PM: Zafar ul Haq

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Human dignity, a guarantee for world peace: Raja Zafar ul Haq

ISLAMABAD, April 21 (APP): Leader of the House in the Senate, Raja
Zafar ul Haq on Friday said the government has accepted the Supreme
Court decision in Panama papers case with an open heart and shall
abide by its legal and constitutional obligations.
“The Supreme Court’s decision in Panama case has vindicated
the stance of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif,” he said talking to media
outside the Parliament House.
Zafarul Haq regretted that Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians
attitude during proceedings of the Upper House of the Parliament and
said, “the opposition PPPP defied the Chairman to maintain decorum
in the House that forced the Chairman to prorogue the House.”
He expressed the confidence that our opponents will face
defeat in future as well because Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will
emerge victorious at every forum.
“What they manifested was a sheer frustration. They had lost in 2013 and shall lose again in 2018”, he remarked.
Zafar ul Haq said the PPP has rejected the Joint Investigation
Team to be constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court. “Under
the article 184 of the Constitution, the court could not disqualify
anybody until indicted. Therefore, an inquiry was imperative for
which the court ordered to constitute a JIT.”
He said the PML-N will follow instructions of the apex court
and every decision will be taken in accordance with the law.
Zafarul Haq said since the opposition PPPP has rejected the
court verdict, it manifests that the decision is not against the
Prime Minister.
To a question, Raja Zafar ul Haq said the opposition has no
logic to demand resignation of the Prime Minister because the papers
presented by them to the court did not carry substance for
disqualification of the premier.
He said the PML-N has neither objected the decision nor
remarked about judges but agreed to the decision and shall implement
it as per directives of the court.
Answering a question about moral obligation to resign, Zafarul
Haq said, majority of judges has ordered a JIT and it is moral and
constitutional obligation to go by the court verdict.
He dispelled the impression that only criminals appear before
the JIT and said, the constitutional course will itself answer their
allegations.