Nawaz says 'U-turn' over constitutional reforms package in 'supreme national interest'

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Islamabad, Mar.30 (ANI): Defending his action of taking a U-turn over the issue of the constitutional reforms package, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that he has no regrets over his decision, and that he had taken it in the 'supreme national interest.'

Speaking to media persons during a press conference here, Sharif refused to change his stance, saying 'it is based on principles.'

He demanded that the number of members of the proposed judicial commission on the appointment of judges should be reduced to five from seven, The Daily Times reports.

The constitutional reforms committee had earlier increased the strength of the committee from six to seven members following a demand by the PML-N itself.

Earlier, the PML-N chief had described the constitutional package, which was to be tabled in Parliament as "half-baked", and said matters were still under discussion when the government announced that it would be tabling the document in the house and that President Asif Ali Zardari would address a joint session of Parliament before that.

Sharif also called for curtailing the President's powers in 'single go' before moving to other reforms in the constitutional package. (ANI)

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