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Sharif wants 17th Amendment to be abolished
( Mar 19 2009 )

Lahore, Mar 18 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif has said that Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani has been conveyed that 17th Amendment should be abolished.


Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, he said that supremacy of law, elimination of poverty and outdated system are his top priorities.


“We have talked to Prime Minister and now 17th Amendments will be abolished,” he said.


The PML-N chief said that restoration of judges was the only objective for joining the lawyers’ Long March. Otherwise, we could have gone to Islamabad for withdrawal of governor rule.


Sharif said that he was ready to fight any battle for the people interest and would never ignore those who stood by his party in difficult times.


He also said that restoration of judiciary is not the victory or defeat of any individual and it is the victory of Pakistan and rule of law.


Sharif praised the whole nation for its struggle in the restoration of judiciary, and lauded the media too for playing a leading role in the lawyers’ movement.


“Following the restoration of judiciary, 17th Amendment and other controversial issues should be resolved through implementation of the charter of democracy (CoD),” he added.


To a question, he said that Punjab’s mandate had been crushed and there was no justification for the governor rule in Punjab.


Commenting on the disqualification, he said that nobody had accepted this verdict, The News reported. (ANI)

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