Kaira urges media to avoid dragging institutions in Arsalan case
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Wednesday urged the media to remain neutral and avoid dragging institutions into the Arslan Iftikhar and Malik Riaz case.
Talking to mediapersons outside the Parliament House, he said that the media had developed a habit of smelling conspiracies in every issue. There is no question of clash of institutions, he said and added that the parliament and democracy had nothing to do with the case of the two individuals. He said efforts were underway to drag the institutions in the sub-judice case. Let the court decide about the matter, he added.
Vested interests are trying to drag the institutions in the issue, he said and added that the government respected the Supreme Court.He said Malik Riaz had sworn on the Holy Quran that the government was not involved in the entire matter and being a Muslim one must acknowledge it.
To a question, he said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had blocked the passage of accountability bill in the National Assembly thrice. The government despite having majority in the House wants consensus passage of the accountability bill, he added.
Condoling the demise of singer Mehdi Hassan, he sympathized with the family of the deceased and said Mehdi Hassan was a great singer. He had unmatched talent and qualities. His death has created a big void in South Asia, he added.