Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday proposed the name of former Supreme Court judge Sardar Raza Khan as head of the judicial commission agreed by the PML-N and PPP committees to constitute for probing into the last year’s irrational increase in sugar prices in the country.
Sources in PML-N told The News Tribe that a high level meeting of PML-N chaired by party chief, Nawaz Sahrif, was held here on Thursday, which discussed the progress made so far on the implementation of 10-point agenda of the party.
During the meeting, sources said, PML-N chief emphasized that the government should implement the agenda on priority basis. The members of the PML-N committee briefed the meeting about their negotiations with the government team regarding the implementation of the agenda.
As the PML-N and PPP had agreed to constitute a judicial commission headed by a retired judge to probe into the last year irrational increase in sugar price and to work out a judicious formula for determination of petroleum products’ prices, the PML-N proposed the name of Justice Sardar Raza Khan to head the commission. It also observed that if any other retired judge of good repute and integrity was appointed to head the commission then it would have no objection.
It is to be mentioned here that Justice Sardar Raza has recently retired as SC judge, who declined to take oath of allegiance to General Pervez Musharraf under the 2007 PCO. Justice Raza was also member of the 7-member bench of the Supreme Court, which declared unconstitutional the emergency rule on October 3, 2007 soon after its imposition by the then military dictator.
During the meeting Nawaz Sharif expressed concerns over slow paced actions of government to implement the 10-point agenda.