Zardari gives task to Aitzaz for writing a letter to Swiss courts
Islamabad - President Asif Zardari has succeeded to steer the third way out in wake of tension created between the government and Supreme Court as after long consultation, he handed over the job of writing a letter to Swiss courts to Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan.
Well-placed sources told Online that President Asif Ali Zardari called the senior leader of PPP Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan to the presidency on Wednesday and consulted him on the matters of NRO and implementation of Supreme Courts’ instructions.
During meeting, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan Chaudhry apprised President Zardari that there was no harm in writing the letter to Swiss courts on which the president asked him to prepare the draft of the proposed letter. Barrister Aitzaz expressed willingness on the new job assigned to him.
However, Barrister Aitzaz denied the meeting or any responsibility assigned to him in this regard
On the other hand, President Zardari also sent a goodwill message to Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani that he and his aides should complete the tenure in the office and the democratic mandate should also be kept in view, the sources added.
The sources said that the message was conveyed to the Army Chief through JUI (F) chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman also spoke to the media and said that government had contacted him to resolve the issue amicably. He advised government as well as army to take the matter cool mindedly.
“I would never go beyond my limit as I have to cut my coat according to my cloth”, he said while responding a question regarding mediation between Army and the government.
Aitzaz Ahsan announces to contest Senate poll
SC ex-president Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan has announced to contest Senate polls.
According to sources, he took decision after President Zardari insisted him to do so.
In this regard, Aitzaz has moved an application to the PPP in written.
While expressing his stance, he said that he is taking part in election on the party direction.