LAHORE – Punjab Governor Latif Khosa for the first time identifying major holes in the PPP boat said that former federal law minister and law secretary Babar Awan and Masood Chishti were working against party interests at someone’s behalf.

He also termed the actions of Awan and Chisti equaling the crimes of Mir Jaffar and Mir Sadiq and maintained that actions of the both had made some serious damages to the party.

He expressed these views while answering various queries of the newsmen at ‘Guest of Honour’ on Saturday held at Lahore Press Club. The Governor said that both Awan and Chisti should have been the real respondents in the contempt case instead of the Prime Minister, adding that the two were sidelined before they could do any further harm to the party.

Khosa said that the parliament may undo the court verdict against the Prime Minister, as the Parliament is supreme and courts were subservient to it.

He said that Gilani was not a convict, as the contempt case against him had not yet been settled in the wake of his right to appeal.

The Governor Punjab maintained that Prime Minister was not indicted in any case of moral or financial corruption, as the charge was just not implementing a court order.

Khosa also hinted on the possibilities of using its parliamentary strength if the need arises in its favour in the ongoing crisis created after conviction of Prime Minister by the Supreme Court.

He alleged that the PPP was being singled out by the judiciary, as it was showing haste in taking up cases involving the party, while the unconstitutional Punjab Chief Minister’s case was not being heard for the last two years. Khosa also demanded a written test and interview for appointing judges of superior courts, like in other government jobs.

He claimed that former president Rafiq Tarar failed to qualify as a civil judge but was appointed a judge of the Lahore High Court.

He also urged the apex court to look into PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif’s statement about declaring the Prime Minister a convict even before release of detailed court judgment.

Replying to a query, Khosa while saying that there were no chances of a military coup maintained that attempts were being made for a different type of coup to bring into power unelected people. The Governor announced Rs 2 million grant for the expansion of Lahore Press Club’s cafeteria.