President enjoys immunity under Constitution: Nawaz
Updated at: 1815 PST, Monday, November 16, 2009 (The News)
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-N Chief Nawaz Sharif Monday said the President enjoys immunity under the Constitution and the courts will reach a verdict in the backdrop of this fact.
He said this in an exclusive interview given to Geo News’ anchors Hamid Mir and Sohail Waraich.
Nawaz Sharif pointed out that the matter of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) is subjudice.
“Terrorism flourishes uner martial law,” he asserted, adding, the door leading to martial law will have to be closed to eradicate terrorism there.
The PML-N Chief observed that it is consistent democratic regimes in India that have blocked the way to terrorism.
PML-N rejects minus-1 formula, says Nawaz
Thursday, November 05, 2009 (The News)
LAHORE: PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif has said that the party has never talked about the impeachment of the president nor has it demanded his resignation.
While speaking in a private TV channel programme, Nawaz said that the PML-N would not destabilise the system rather it wanted to strengthen it. He said not tabling the NRO in parliament was a good decision. Otherwise it would have brought a bad name to the assembly.
To a question, he said that the PML-N had already given its stance on the NRO. He added that the NRO had neither any future nor will it ever survive. He said that such issues need to be resolved wisely. Nawaz said that the PML-N has performed its national responsibility; however, the government must also resolve the issues of poverty and unemployment.
Similarly, he said that issues of minus and plus are highly regrettable. He said that the PML-N rejects the minus-one formula. He further said that it was up to the government to think about how to strengthen democracy.
To another question regarding the trial of Gen Musharraf, he said that his party’s stance was quite clear and the 17th Amendment must be abolished. He said that status quo is continuing despite Musharraf’s departure. He said if all these issues had been addressed from day one of the PPP government then such a situation would not have occurred.
No terror in India due to democracy, says Nawaz
Daily Times Monitor
LAHORE: Terrorism cannot prevail in India because of the strong democracy in that country, a private TV channel quoted former premier Nawaz Sharif as saying on Monday.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief said the democratic regimes in India had barred terrorism from the country. Nawaz said terrorism flourished in dictatorial regimes. To eradicate terrorism, he said, the door should be slammed shut on martial law forever.
He said the National Reconciliation Ordinance was still before the court and added that President Asif Zardari enjoyed immunity under the constitution and the courts would take note of that. Source