Strategy for grand national dialogue to be finalized in week: Daniyal

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APP65-22 ISLAMABAD: August 22 – Federal Minister for Privatization Daniyal Aziz addressing a press conference. APP photo by Saleem Rana

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (APP): Minister for Privatization, Daniyal Aziz
Tuesday said the strategy for initiating a grand national dialogue
to ensure supremacy of law and Constitution, would be finalized within
a week.
“We are devising a communication strategy that is in final stages
and the dialogue process will hopefully be initiated in a week,” he said while addressing a press conference here.
The minister said domestic and international media, dignitaries
and global legal bodies would be engaged in devising a way-forward
strategy.
“CPNE, APNS, Pakistan Broadcasters Association and other
organizations will have a role to play for the purpose,” he said.
The minister said lawyer organizations, law educational
institutions and bar associations would also be approached so that the strategy covering all legal aspects should be devised.
The grand dialogue aimed at devising a mechanism wherein all the
constitutional entities of the country worked in their domains and the
media would have the leading role in that regard, he added.
He said many people, including Mehmood Khan Achakzai, Aftab Ahmed
Khan Sherpao and Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman, had already agreed to become
part of the grand dialogue and the process was continuing.
“The objective is to ensure supremacy of the constitution and law
so that no institution or individual could target any individual,” he
added.
He said there was need that the youth must get employment,
there was low inflation, and the country’s affairs were running smoothly
without any interference or lockdown.
He said Imran Khan and his associates were misleading people in
the name of respect of law, but it was ironic that he himself was disrespecting the institutions.
He said Imran Khan was not appearing before the courts in several
cases and was engaged in disrespecting the constitutional institutions. He (Imran) even could not produce evidence in the Supreme Court and the case
of his associate Jahangir Tareen had been lingering for a year, he added.
The minister said the people, who were delivering sermons for
respecting institutions, themselves did not respect the institutions.
But Nawaz Sharif not only presented himself before the court but also presented his whole family, which showed his respect for the
constitutional institutions, he added.
He opined that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which
had been dead for long, was activated to victimize Nawaz Sharif.
Some 179 cases involving public money of Rs 1,083 billion had been
pending before the NAB, but as to why the cases pertaining to Nawaz
Sharif were being pursued by it vigorously, he questioned.
He viewed that those who are elected by the people through vote
must be respected, as otherwise it would harm institutions.