Speaking to the media after appearing before the Supreme Court in a suo motu case regarding the transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jan Muhammad, the information minister said, “I highly respect the chief justice.”
“Neither I have ever committed contempt of court nor I can ever imagine of doing so,” he added.
Clarifying his statement on the Islamabad IGP’s transfer which the top court termed “irresponsible” and summoned him to explain, Chaudhry said, “My statement was regarding the bureaucracy and not the court.”
“We will run in accordance with the law and our admiration for bureaucracy has not been reduced,” he added.
“Whenever anyone goes beyond their authority, law has the right to intervene and the Constitution is supreme not any individual,” the information minister further said.
Chaudhry continued, “We will uphold the Constitution. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) struggle is about running the country in accordance with the Constitution.”
“I have spoken about authority and balance in institutions,” he added.
Further, the information minister said there is “no political interference in police affairs”.
“Right now, issues concerning the bureaucracy are arising but the country will run as per Prime Minister Imran Khan’s policies,” Chaudhry added.
Regarding Federal Minister Azam Swati, the information minister said, “He is a wise man and everyone has fights.”
Commenting on the All Parties Conference (APC), Chaudhry said, “Maulana Fazlur Rahman’s APC is failed but he should keep at it as he might be successful in the next 10 to 15 years. However, right now the government is strong and the people have confidence in the prime minister.”
He further vowed that the government will fulfill its promises made to the nation.