PML-N leaders cry foul over barring interior minister from entering accountability court
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leaders on Monday cried foul over not letting Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal enter the accountability court, ARY News reported.
He was barred from attending the court hearing of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif in corruption references filed against him on order of the Supreme Court in Panama Leaks case.
Talking to media, Ahsan Iqbal burst with anger saying that if it was not established that what was the writ of the state and the civil administration, he would resign as interior minister.
He expressed anger over paramilitary force’s not listening to him despite constitutionally being his subordinate.
PML-N leader Pervaiz Rasheed said it was duty of the top court to take notice that who converted the open court into a closed court. “Here one gets in the rule, while somebody else enjoys the authority,” he said.
Railways Minister Saad Rafique said Ahsan Iqbal needed not to resign and neither the PML-N would let him do so. “If his authority is eroded today…. there are ways to resolve this issue.”
Another PML-N leader Maiza Hameed said if the security forces were stopping public leaders, they should not have stopped media from entering the court premises.
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb said if anything other than the constitution and law was done, it would not be tolerated. “It has been two years since attempts are being made to indict Nawaz Sharif.”