State institutions should perform duties within their constitutional ambit: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that the institutions should perform their duties within their constitutional and legal jurisdiction and clash among the institutions is not in the interest of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) core committee. During the meeting, the special court’s verdict in Musharraf treason case was discussed, while matters relating to Army Chief extension also came under discussion.
The meeting decided to play an active role in creating harmony among the national institutions and hold consultations on the strategy regarding the extension of Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Imran Khan said that the government believes in the supremacy of law and constitution and the institutions should perform their duties within their constitutional and legal jurisdiction.
Imran Khan said that the armed forces have rendered unmatchable sacrifices for the country, adding that the external forces were conspiring to weaken Pakistan but they would fail.
Later, briefing the media on PTI’s core committee meeting, Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that there is need to promote unity among state institutions as clash between them are not in the best interest of the country.
The special assistant quoted the prime minister as saying, “the state institutions are the pillars of the country.” She added the enemies of Pakistan will be defeated. She remarked, “We have to stand by our institutions at all costs.”
Dr Firdous said Barrister Ali Zafar and Dr Babar Awan briefed the party about recent decision of the Special Court regarding former President Pervez Musharraf. She said it has been decided that legal team of the party would brief the cabinet before taking a formal stance over the matter after taking in-depth view of the court s judgment.
She said the core committee gave a task to the parliamentary committee to resolve the issue of appointment of Chief Election Commissioner in consultation with Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser. He said PTI is committed for strong and independent institutions.
“Pakistan wants to play a vital role for the unity, harmony, and cooperation among the Muslim countries,” the SAMP said and added Pakistan s relations with Muslim Ummah are beyond any doubt and its ties with Turkey and Malaysia are very strong. “Saudi Arabia has always come forward in helped Pakistan generously to cope with economic challenges,” she added.
Regarding, controversial and discriminatory Citizenship Act imposed by the Indian government to target Muslims, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said the core committee condemned this move.
She said the Prime Minister exposed the ugly face of India during his recent visit to Switzerland. She said Imran Khan, during his speech at the refugee conference in Geneva, showed the real face of India, committing atrocities on innocent Kashmiris. She said the core committee commended efforts of the Prime Minister for highlighting Kashmir issue and gross human rights violations in the valley at the hands of Indian occupation forces.


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