LAHORE - Former Supreme Court Bar president Muhammad Akram Sheikh has vehemently denied reports carried by a section of the press that he may get some important responsibility in the PML-N government. In a statement here on Saturday, he said he was fully committed to his profession on whole-time basis without any distraction.

Some papers carried a news item, released by a news agency, that the senior lawyer, who travelled to Karachi and was seen at a ceremony at which the prime minister was also present, could be given some important responsibility in the government.

The statement issued by Mr Akram Sheikh on Saturday said: “On the basis of my visit to Karachi with the Hon’ble Prime Minister, it is being speculated by a section of the press that I might be assigned some official responsibility by the government. I want to make it clear that I am fully committed to my profession on whole-time basis without any distraction which I intend to continue pursuing with full vigor and availability. Therefore, the press speculations have no basis at all”.

It may be recalled that Mr Sheikh was offered important positions even by some past governments but he preferred to stick to the legal profession.