By Sarmad Ali
Islamabad, Aug 8 (www.pakdestiny.com) The Pakistan People’s Party has decided to ‘bully’ Iftikhar-led judiciary, believing that it is left with no other option but to take it on for its survival.
On Wednesday the Supreme Court asked Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf to appear before it to explain why he had not written a letter to the Swiss authorities regarding reopening of corruption cases against President Zardari.
It asked the PM to appear before it on Aug 27. The announcement is part of a long-running battle between the president and prime minister and Pakistan’s highest court.
The government maintains that Zardari has immunity from prosecution and so far has resisted writing the letter. The previous prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, lost his job in June in a similar showdown with the court after refusing to write the letter.
“Now we have no other option but to declare an open war against Iftikhar-led judiciary which is bent upon carrying out someone else agenda,” a senior PPP leader told Pakdestiny.com.
He said the judiciary in fact pressing the PPP to hold early elections on the wish of Nawaz Sharif and some others but “we will not succumb to the pressure and the general elections be held in Feb and March next”.
“The real battle has now begun let’s see who wins,” the PPP leader said, adding now most of its leaders would target the judiciary, come what may. “We know the judiciary will not spare us so we respond in same fashion,” he added. (www.pakdestiny.com)