Conspiracy or No Conspiracy ?

“There is no conspiracy against the govenment” said the PM Gilani in response to a question during an intense media briefing. However it was only moments later that President Zardari issued a statement from Karachi saying that a conspiracy is being hatched against the democratic government.

It seems that the Prime minister has his own script writer, while Zadari has his own, thus the statement from the Prime Minister is different from the Presidency. Bare in mind that these two personalities meet each other at least four times a week and both have repetitively claimed that there are no differences among them.

Would someone please come forward and inform us of the official stance of the Government of Pakistan regarding these conspiracies and weather they exist or not ?

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Aftermath of the SC verdict

A look at the events that have taken place so far after a 17 member bench of the Supreme Court unanimously declared the NRO null and void.

Defence Minister Barred from Travelling to China

ISLAMABAD: Federal Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar, whose name was placed on the Exit Control List after the Supreme Court’s verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance, was stopped from leaving for China at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport Islamabad on Thursday. The minister, along with his delegation, was scheduled to leave the country on PIA flight PK-852 for China on an official visit, when he was stopped by Federal Investigation Agency staff before boarding the plane. staff report

Gilani suspends officials for barring minister to travel

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has suspended four government officials for barring Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar from going on an official visit abroad. Meanwhile, Chairman of the National Accountability Bureau, Naveed Ahsan, apologized to Mukhtar for stopping him from going to China for an official visit on Thursday.

NAB court issues arrest warrants for Rehman Malik

ISLAMABAD: A NAB court has issued arrest warrants against Interior Minister Rehman Malik in connection with two previous references against him.

No one can arrest Rehman Malik: Gilani

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that no one can arrest Interior Minister Rehman Malik as he gets suspects arrested himself. He said that no minister will be arrested in Punjab.

Govt Will Not Revive Swiss Cases

“The Swiss cases were withdrawn after spending millions of rupees (on them) and the Swiss authorities have also stated that how can they proceed in cases which the Government of Pakistan cannot proceed in its own country,” Prime Minister Gilani said on Thursday.

Khosa not yet restored as DG FIA

A three-member SC bench had ordered the immediate reinstatement of Khosa as FIA DG, ordering cancellation of a notification issued by Interior Minister Rehman Malik in the Pakistan Steel Mills case. Sources in the Interior Ministry told Daily Times that the ministry was yet to issue a notification for the reinstatement of Khosa as the FIA director general. Likewise, to assert his constitutional position as the chief executive of the country, Primer Minister Gilani is said to have bluntly refused to reappoint Tariq Khosa as DG FIA on the grounds that only he (PM) had the powers to appoint or remove any government servant.

Supreme Court Issues Contempt Notice to Rehman Malik

Supreme Court of Pakistan issued Thursday a contempt of court notice to Minister for Interior Rehman Malik on transferring DG FIA against court’s will and asked him to file his response by December 24.

Non-bailable warrant issued for Law Minister Awan

A Rawalpindi local court issued non-bailable warrant for the arrest of Federal Law Minister in twin cases of row, Geo News reported Saturday.

The Civil judge issued the arrest warrant for the federal minister for not appearing before the court in the case filed under Clause-398, 365 and 279.

Babar Awan gets pre-arrest bail in criminal case

Civil judge Mehr Sarfraz Hussain on Saturday granted pre-arrest bail in a criminal case to Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr Babar Awan.

The Prime minister stands shoulder to shoulder with his troubled President, it seems he is ready to take on SC, if he must.

Update 1:

Second Court summons Rehman Malik to appear on Jan 2

A second court on Monday summoned Interior Minister Rehman Malik over revived corruption charges after the Supreme Court scrapped a controversial amnesty, his lawyer said. “The accountability court has summoned my client to appear on January 2. Mr. Malik will appear in court. We are not afraid of appearing in the courts,” the minister’s defence lawyer Amjad Iqbal told reporters in Rawalpindi.

Update 2: The Lahore High Court has suspended all sentences against Rehman Malik.

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