PPP believes in supremacy of law: Babar Awan

LAHORE: Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan has said that the PPP leadership believes in the rule of law in the country. President Asif Ali Zardari using his power under Article 186 of the Constitution decided to file a reference in the Supreme Court to reopen Shaheed Z.A.Bhutto case, he added.He was talking to the media at the residence of a PPP leader Furrukh Suhail here on Sunday.He dispelled the impression that the party had left PPP MPA Sharjeel Mamon and Senator Taj Haider alone to face the contempt of court proceedings. “We are united and PPP will never leave its workers helpless”, he added.Awan said that Sharjeel Mamon and Taj Haider would appeare in the court to follow the foot-print of their beloved leader Shaheed Z.A.Bhutto.

He said the PPP had always presented their workers and leaders for accountability and they never afraid of any kind of accountability.Commenting on by-election being held in DG Khan, he drew the attention of people of the Southern Punjab towards discrimination of Punjab government by cutting down the annual development budget from Rs 8 billion to Rs 6.7 billion. However, the budget of Kalma Chowk and Ring Road Lahore projects was not allocated in the annual budget and now the huge amount of Rs 2.5 billion were being spent on the both projects.Similarly a cut was done in the educational budget from Rs.23 billion to Rs.18.6 billion and the same practice was repeated by the Punjab government in budgetary allocations for doctors by cutting their annual grant from Rs 14.5 billion to Rs 9.97 billion, Awan said.The law minister appealed the people of DG Khan to keep these facts in their minds while casting their votes in by-election..He said that the accountability should be for all without any discrimination. – APP