PPP leaders won't resign over mere allegations: Pak Punjab Governor

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Lahore, Dec. 21 (ANI): Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said that no leaders from Pakistan's People's Party would resign from government over mere allegations, and added that they would continue to hold their constitutional posts until proven guilty.

"Allegations have been levelled against leaders of the PML-N and other political parties, their cases are pending in courts. Allegations will keep surfacing, but the government will continue its work," the Daily Times quoted Taseer, as saying.

He pointed out that PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif came to power with cases pending against him, and Shahbaz Sharif was also governing Punjab "in the same manner".

He added that allegations were also levelled against Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, but he didn't step down.

Addressing the media in Lahore, Taseer pointing out that the PPP came to power with the mandate of the masses.

Taseer said the president, the prime minister, the Senate chairman and the National Assembly speaker had all been elected with a two-thirds majority, which "shows the support of the masses for the PPP". (ANI)

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