Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sherry Rehman denies statement imputed to Zardari by media

ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Sherry Rehman has denied that President Asif Ali Zardari made any threatening comments regarding the upcoming lawyers’ long march in February while speaking to the press at the Parliament building in Islamabad Tuesday.

Earlier today, several newspapers published a story which attributed a statement threatening the lawyers’ movement to President Asif Ali Zardari. The statement was allegedly made during a PPP parliamentary party meeting on Monday.

English-language daily The News carried a headline stating ‘I will deal with lawyers: Zardari’ while affiliated news channel Geo quoted the president as saying: ‘You will see how I deal with the lawyers.’

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