Letter to Swiss authorities not a defeat or victory: Kaira


LAHORE: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira on Tuesday said that writing a letter to the Swiss authorities was not a matter of defeat or victory, as the PPP was obeying the Supreme Court orders.
Briefing the media here at the residence of Punjab Assembly Opposition Leader Raja Riaz, the minister said that PPP had not taken a U-turn on the issue of the letter, as it had never taken the stance of not writing a letter to the Swiss authorities.
The party was presenting viewpoint with the consent of its legal advisers according to the changing situation, he added. He explained that during Gilani’s tenure, the Supreme Court had not left any other option for the government, and now the PPP had avenues, as the court was listening to the federal government’s narrations after the issue was debated on the media and in legal circles. To a question, Kaira said the PPP had consulted with all the quarters concerned, which were necessary in this regard and now the matter turning towards perfection, adding that the former prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani was also present in the meeting held on the issue of Swiss letter and was very much consulted.
Kaira said that both PPP and MQM were progressive parties and they had developed a consensus on the local government election, however, sometimes the allied parties face deadlock on some issues but they also found their solutions as well. The PPP was taking on board all its coalition partners on all issues of national importance.

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