Pak: `PM above judges, can`t be summoned by court’
Attorney General of Pakistan, Irfan Qadir, said that the Supreme Court could not ask the Prime Minister to write a letter to Swiss authorities.
Islamabad: Attorney General (AG) of Pakistan, Irfan Qadir, has said that under the Constitution of the country, the Prime Minister was neither answerable to courts in performance pertaining to his official duties nor could any court summon him in this regard.
Qadir said the Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf’s office was superior to that of judges and he was not accountable to courts, as all positions fell under his authority after the President.
“All institutions of the federation should be respected,” the Daily Times quoted Qadir, as saying.
The AG said that the Supreme Court could not ask the Prime Minister to write a letter to Swiss authorities to re-open graft cases against the President.
Talking to reporters, the AG said that he did not know if Ashraf would appear before the court regarding the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) case on August 27.
He claimed that he would continue to follow the Constitution of Pakistan “regardless of what the court says”.