ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has asked Prime Minister Imran Khan to expel Federal Law Minister Farogh Naseem from the cabinet after Pakistan’s former attorney general Anwar Mansoor Khan said Naseem was at both of his comments against the judges.
The press release thanked the former attorney general for submitting his resignation in accordance with the PBC lawsuit. However, he said his statement that the controversial comments were in line with the government’s position disturbed the PBC.
“Disseminate certain facts for him [Anwar Mansoor] while talking to the media afterwards, that his statement before the Supreme Court was in line with the position of the Federal Government and the person concerned [Farogh Naseem] in the Government he was fully aware of this, it is alarming, since it reflects the nefarious designs of the government to incline the judiciary, “the press release reads.
The government sent a response to the Supreme Court on Thursday regarding the statements made by the former attorney general in court earlier in the week, saying that Khan’s comments were not authorized and without the federal government’s knowledge.
The PBC said that it seemed that Naseem was the “mastermind of the conspiracy against the judiciary,” given his “dubious past conduct” when presenting a reference against Judge Qazi Faez Isa, acting as former general military dictator (retd) The principal lawyer of Pervez Musharraf and “he is ready to become a COAS lawyer in his case of extension in the service”.
The published press said that considering the minister’s past, he seems not to believe in democratic forces or in the continuity of the democratic process. The PBC called a judicial commission to investigate Naseem.
“The prime minister of Pakistan is urged to expel him immediately from the federal cabinet for the sake of broader national interest and the continuity of the democratically elected government, so that it is not too late,” the statement said.
The attorney general was asked to resign: Naseem
Speaking to the media on Thursday, Naseem said the center had nothing to do with the comments the former attorney general had made in court.
Anwar Mansoor Khan was asked to resign after his controversial statement in the Supreme Court, said law minister Farogh Naseem and the special assistant to the accountability prime minister, Shahzad Akbar.
The statements of the ministers came after the secretary of law presented an answer in the SC on behalf of the president, the prime minister, the minister of law and SAPM on the responsibility regarding the controversial statement of the attorney general.
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