ISLAMABAD – Although the meeting between the heads of ruling coalition partners went smoothly on all issues including the core issue of restoration of superior court judges to pre-November 3 position, yet actually no major breakthrough was made on the issue of judges. However, a vague statement after the meeting was issued reiterating the stand of the coalition partners that they would stand by the Bhurban Declaration.
The sources privy to the deliberations of the meeting disclosed to The Nation that the meeting went quite well with all the coalition partners and it was directed that a draft of the resolution be prepared by next week so that the same would be given approval to be tabled before the National Assembly likely in the current session.
The sources, however, said that there was no discussion on the modus operandi to be adopted after the passage of the resolution demanding restoration of the judges by Parliament.
The Bhurban Declaration had just recommended the passage of the resolution within 30 days of coming into existence of the National Assembly but there was no mention as to how the resolution adopted by the National Assembly would be put into practice.
The sources further disclosed that all the coalition partners agreed on the point that the draft of the resolution to be tabled before the National Assembly be prepared at the earliest so that the same could be discussed by the heads of the coalition partners before it was finally tabled before the National Assembly for approval likely by next week before the adjournment of the current session.
The coalition partners had not addressed any joint press conference after the meeting as the same was not arranged by the Pakistan Peoples Party, the host of the event and soon after the meeting Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif left for Lahore.
The sources further disclosed that on other major issues discussed in the meeting their was unanimity of the view and all the coalition partners were firm on the point that the disturbances created in various parts of the country should be dealt with iron hand and held these activities as a conspiracy against the sitting political dispensation to destabilize it.
Courtesy: The Nation, 16/4/2008