Former Law Minister Forough Naseem has reacted to the statement of former Prime Minister Imran Khan admitted that the reference against Justice Qazi Faiz Issa a mistake.
He said that the summaries related to Justice Isa were very sensitive. He added that such summaries are sent after the clearance by the Prime Minister and the President.
The former minister said that the Prime Minister was insisted on sending a summary or reference on the basis of the the material available with the Recovery Unit.
Forough Naseem termed Imran Khan’s statement as false.
“Lastly, my three terms as law minister have been difficult. Everyone should clearly understand that I usually show patience and discretion. This is definitely part of my personality, but in understanding this,” he added. Make no mistake that I have the full capacity to remove any ambiguity and correct the record, if need be it will be done in a coordinated manner with full intensity and accuracy.
Former Information Minister and senior PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry has also responded to the statement of former Law Minister Forough Naseem.He said that you should take responsibility as the law minister of Forough Naseem PTI government, the fact is that you raised all these issues.
He said that the reference sent at your insistence.
In the case of Justice Qazi Faiz Issa, Forough Naseem termed Imran Khan’s statement as false
Fawad Chaudhry further said that he said in the cabinet meeting that it was not the job of the government to send references against judges. He said that he told the cabinet if there is evidence of allegations then Bar Association should make reference.
He said that reference was sent on the insistence of Forough Naseem.
Forough Naseem said that Fawad Chaudhry’s words are nonsense
He said that that Fawad Chaudhry should show the minutes of the cabinet meeting in which he opposed the reference, the minutes of the proceedings of the cabinet meeting are available.