PTI for ban on politicians involved in sugar crisis. NAB should be made an autonomous department: Omar Sarfaraz Cheema | Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf
<p>&#160;</p> <p> <meta content="text/html; charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type" /> <meta content="Word.Document" name="ProgId" /> <meta content="Microsoft Word 11" name="Generator" /> <meta content="Microsoft Word 11" name="Originator" /> <link href="file:///C:DOCUME~1UMARMU~1LOCALS~1Tempmsohtml11clip_filelist.xml" rel="File-List" /><o:smarttagtype name="City" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:smarttagtype><o:smarttagtype name="place" namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"></o:smarttagtype><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:PunctuationKerning /> <w:ValidateAgainstSchemas /> <w:SaveIfXMLInvalid>false</w:SaveIfXMLInvalid> <w:IgnoreMixedContent>false</w:IgnoreMixedContent> <w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText>false</w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText> <w:Compatibility> <w:BreakWrappedTables /> <w:SnapToGridInCell /> <w:WrapTextWithPunct /> <w:UseAsianBreakRules /> <w:DontGrowAutofit /> </w:Compatibility> <w:BrowserLevel>MicrosoftInternetExplorer4</w:BrowserLevel> </w:WordDocument> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:LatentStyles DefLockedState="false" LatentStyleCount="156"> </w:LatentStyles> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if !mso]><object classid="clsid:38481807-CA0E-42D2-BF39-B33AF135CC4D" id=ieooui></object> <style> st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } </style> <![endif]--><style type="text/css"> <!-- /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal {mso-style-parent:""; margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> </style><!--[if gte mso 10]> <style> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} </style> <![endif]--> <p class="MsoNormal"><u>PRESS CONFERENCE<o:p></o:p></u></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&#160;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">LAHORE</st1:city></st1:place> 25<sup>TH</sup> Sept,2009.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Pakistan Tehreek I Insaf???s Central Information Secretary, Omar Sarfaraz Cheema while addressing a press conference at PTI office <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Lahore</st1:city></st1:place> , said that all <span style="">&#160;</span>politicians involved in 2006 and the present sugar crisis should be disqualified and barred from taking part in politics. He further stressed that the identities of the politicians involved in the sugar crisis have been exposed in the report presented before the Supreme Court by the NAB.he further said instead of abolishing NAB ,for a transparent accountability process, <span style="">&#160;</span>NAB needs to be strengthened as an independent and autonomous institution. He claimed that the NRO sponsored politicians shall mete out the same treatment to the foreign aid as they did to the national exchequer. He said that not only the amnesty has been given to the plunderers, looters and murders , even the sitting parliamentarian are protected under NRO. After the 31<sup>st</sup> july???s supreme court decision ,the leaders of the parliamentary parties have just made tall claims and nothing has<span style="">&#160; </span>been done so far in the parliament to discuss NRO and article -6. He further exhorted the parliamentarians to stop duping the nation through petty squabbling over non issues and instead use the parliamentary forum for a meaningful debate on paramount national issues like Article 6 and NRO. . By dint of NRO, no law enforcement agency can arrest a member of the parliament without the sanction of the parliamentary committee which betokens the impunity with which parliamentarians have been allowed to loot and plunder. He described the non transparency of accountability process as the biggest reason behind lack of foreign investment in the country. He further stressed that General Musharaf in order to save his seat and skin accorded a blanket pardon to embezzlers of national exchequer and criminal minded elements through as dark a piece of legislation as NRO hereby giving them another chance to loot and plunder the country</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Admiral Javed Iqbal, Asif Khan, Mian Khalid Yousuf, Hafiz Farhat and others were also present on the occasion.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">He vowed that PTI shall not leave the field open for anybody during the elections at Gilgit and Baltistan, a final decision in this regard shall be taken after the return of Mr.Imran Khan.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&#160;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><st1:place w:st="on">Central Media</st1:place> cell</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&#160;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>The News (September 26, 2009):</strong></p> LAHORE<br /> <br /> PAKISTAN Tehreek-e-Insaf Central Secretary Information Omar Sarfaraz Cheema has said that all politicians involved the present sugar crisis and that of 2006 should be disqualified and barred from taking part in politics.<br /> <br /> Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Mr Cheema stressed that the identities of the politicians involved in the sugar crisis had been exposed in the report presented before the Supreme Court by the National Accountability Bureau.<br /> <br /> He said that instead of abolishing NAB, the government should strengthen it as an independent and autonomous institution for a transparent accountability process. <br /> <br /> He said the NRO-sponsored politicians would give the same treatment to the foreign aid which they gave to the national exchequer.</p> <p><br /> Source: <a href="">The News</a></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p> <p><strong>Express News (September 26, 2009):</strong></p> <p><img alt="" src="/Portals/0/webmgmt/imagesnews/20090926_ExpressNews.gif" /></p> <p>&#160;</p> <p>&#160;</p>