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PML-N to exercise legal course to get rights; Talal Ch

Lahore : PML-N Member of the National  Assembly Talal Chaudhary Tuesday said the Pakistan Muslim  League-Nawaz (PML-N) would exercise every legal option to get  its due rights.

Talking to newsmen here after the announcement of decision by the apex court on Hussain Nawaz’s application for stopping video recording of the JIT proceedings, Talal Chaudhary said the PML-N respected the court decision, however, it would decide about its further legal course in the light of the recommendations of its team of legal experts.

He said the constitution did not allow video recording of proceedings by investigation agencies, which in some countries was allowed through acts of their parliaments. “We approached the apex court regarding our reservations on the JIT, however, we respect the court decision,” he said, adding that their lawyers would devise a strategy after reviewing the verdict from different aspects. 

Talal Chaudhary said the PML-N’s opponents wanted confrontation among institutions but their desires would not be fulfilled because the PML-N had great respect for the constitution and institutions.

He said the PML-N stood firm on its stance from the very first day and Hussain Nawaz used his constitutional right by approaching the Supreme Court over the leakage of his picture. 

He said allegations were levelled against the government and Sharif family about leakage of Hussain Nawaz’s picture. He said the JIT, in its reply, informed the apex court that an inquiry was conducted into the matter and the person found responsible had faced disciplinary action. He demanded that name of the responsible persons should be disclosed. 

Talal Chaudhry said unfortunately some persons, who had remained involved in ridiculing the courts in the past, were  trying to portray themselves as court spokespersons. They were the people, who, during the Musharraf regime, had demanded court action through submitting an application. 

He alleged that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders had not accepted the court verdict declaring them proclaimed offenders. They should first surrender themselves to the state institutions and then talk of the supremacy of law.

“The inquiry is questionable where the complainant is a proclaimed offender and the witness an NRO beneficiary,” he added.

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