Pakistan briefing foreign envoys over political developments
In a bid to assuage the international community's concerns about developments in Pakistan, the government of Pakistan has said that it had nothing to do with the disqualification of the Sharif brothers'.
Foreign envoys of different countries have been briefed about political developments in the country.
This was the first ever incidence in the history of Pakistan when foreign ambassadors where briefed about the political scenario of the country.
Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman and Law Minister Farooq Naek, clarified that the briefing of foreign envoys was organised after some countries sought information about the verdict on the Sharif disqualification case.
Saudi Arabia's envoy, Ali Awadh Elassiri, raised a question as to why both Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif were disqualified by the Supreme Court, as declaring only one of them ineligible, could have created less trouble.
"It was the verdict of the Court and Government had nothing to do with it," Naek, replied.
Earlier Pakistan's parliament reverberated with shouts of "go Zardari go" as protests by the Opposition PML-N against a court order barring party leaders Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif from holding elected office entered the fourth day today. Irate PML-N parliamentarians shouted slogans against President Asif Ali Zardari, blamed by former premier Nawaz Sharif for influencing the Supreme Court's verdict, during a special session of the National Assembly convened to discuss the political situation in the country.