PML-N leader Javed Hashmi meets PM Gilani


MNA and leader of PML-N Makhdoom Javed Hashmi called on Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani at his Parliament House Chamber here Tuesday. Overall political situation of the country came under discussion during the meeting.
An earlier report had said that Senior Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Javed Hashmi has called for decentralization of powers among provinces and implementation of Charter of Democracy (CoD) to get the country out of the crisis.

Speaking to the media at the National Press Club on “Challenges facing the country and its solutions,” he said; “Decentralization of power from centre to provinces, poverty alleviation and low literacy rate are the main challenges to be addressed”.

Javed Hashmi said that the gap between rich and poor had been widening, causing unrest among masses and destabilizing the economy. He said the country had become a nuclear power but it needed to find viable solutions to internal problems and for that all political force should be taken on board and complete consensus achieved.
Though the PML-N had supported the launch of the operation against terrorists, Hashmi proposed that operation in Swat and adjoining areas should be halted and said every problem could be solved politically.

He underlined that democracy was the best system with leadership emerging from the people. Hashmi said independent judiciary and free media were the defense lines of the country and called for rooting out feudalism in order to pave the way for progress and prosperity.

He expressed his support to caring out new provinces, saying this would lessen the burden of the existing four provinces. “But new provinces should be created after evolving complete consensus of the people of respective areas”, he said. 

aCourt acquits Javed Hashmi in NAB case
  An accountability court acquitted Muslim League (N) leader Javed Hashmi in a NAB case here on Wednesday.

“I was offered to take benefit of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), but I didn’t accept it,” Hashmi told media after the court verdict.

He said Musharraf ruled over the country for eight years due to the National Accountability Bureau.
Hashmi thanked the lawyers and the party workers for their support in the case, which continued for eight years. NAB had registered a case of illegal assets against Javed Hashmi in 2001.
aJaved Hashmi opposes drone attacks
  PML-N senior vice president (SVP) Makhdoom Javed Hashmi opposed US drone attacks and criticized proposals regarding directing drones towards Balochistan.

While talking to newsmen at his residence after meeting a delegation of party’s women wing, Hashmi said that US was already facing economic trouble due to this war (on terrorism) and should stop drone attacks. He urged the government to adopt a strong stance on the issue.

Hashmi said that parliament and independent judiciary are custodian of constitution and added that the whole nation was celebrating the restoration of judges.
The PML-N MNA said that all the decisions will be taken in the parliament and judiciary will protect the rights of the people.

He said that independent judiciary can serve as a strong protective wall to guard national interests. He said that no single person would now be able to dissolve assemblies adding that every step would have to be subject to judicial review by the Supreme Court.
Javed Hashmi demanded repealing 17th amendment of the constitution by way of approving 18th amendment.

He said that PML-N was moving forward with the spirit of reconciliation. He added that party has majority to form government in Punjab.

He said that opposition is the beauty of democracy and there is no harm if the parties having second largest majority sit on opposition benches in Punjab.

He said that party will support political reconciliation in Punjab and decisions will be taken at a high level meeting of the party with regard to reconciliation and alliance.