ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in Senate Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan Friday reiterated his party’s unequivocal support to democracy, Parliament and Constitution despite levelling of absurd allegations (against him) by a minister.
Speaking on point of personal explanation in Joint Sitting of the Parliament, he thanked the Prime Minister for offering apology against the statement.
He said Pakistan Peoples Party would continue supporting Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for the sake of democracy.
He believed that demanding resignation from an elected Prime Minister by the gathering a few thousand people was unconstitutional and unethical.
Rejecting the allegations, he said he had a good opportunity of making billions of rupees by fighting cases in Supreme Court after the restoration of former chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Despite pressing of various clients to fight their cases in Supreme Court, he adhered to his principled stance of not appearing before the former Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
He said the business of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) was being looked after by his wife. Rejecting allegations of LPG quota allotment he said the LPG was deregulated in 2000.
Aitzaz said, he was a staunch opponent of the former President Pervez Musharraf, who had failed to unearth any corruption against him.
He said due to his principled stance, he had to face tax scrutiny after every two or three years, but no corruption or tax evasion case had ever been excavated against him.
He said he has completed 50 years in politics and perhaps the only politician, who had opposed all the four dictators former Presidents Ayub Khan, Yahya Khan, General Zia-ul-Haq and Pervaiz Musharraf.