Pak Govt will support Musharraf: Awan

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Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan Law Minister Babar Awan has made it clear that the government would not obstruct the judiciary's way in summoning former President General Pervez Musharraf.

Addressing the Senate during the conclusion of the debate on Presidential address to the joint sitting of the Parliament, Awan said the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led government would lend all support to the Supreme Court if it decides to summon Musharraf in cases concerning the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

"The government will not create any hurdles in the way of the apex court if it summons Musharraf in connection with the NRO," The Daily Times quoted Awan, as saying.

"The Pakistan People's party (PPP) believes in accountability, but it should be across the board and must not result in political victimisation. It should not be for a specific person or party," he added.

During his speech, Awan also defended President Asif Ali Zardari over the issue of holding two offices.

"There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests that more than one office cannot be held by a President," he said.

ANI

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