Govt to accept court’s verdict on Raymond case: Firdous

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said that the government believed in rule of law and it would accept the court’s verdict on Raymond Davis Case.

She said the judiciary was working independently in the country and its decision will be accepted.

To a question about Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s comments on Raymond Davis case, she said that being Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi never expressed his concern but when he was not given the ministry of his choice he started giving such statements to create ambiguity.

She clarified that Shah Mehmood Qureshi was never asked to sign any summary in this regard.

She also asked that why Shah Mehmood Qureshi expressed his differences with the government after issuance of arrest warrants of former President Pervez Musharraf by the court in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto’s case.

She said, the issue is being highlighted after Qureshi’s exclusion from the cabinet. In present circumstances, such statements are neither helpful for the country, nor for the party, she added.

To another question she said, no individual can grant immunity to anyone, rather, the court will decide the matter.

The Information Minister said that it was quite strange that Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s revelations about Raymond Davis case have come only after his exclusion from the cabinet, whereas the incident is in the news for the past few weeks about which the top leadership has categorically stated that the matter will be decided by the courts.