Pakistan rejects US govt report regarding its judicial system as unwarranted.
In this regard, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri responded to the queries of media persons.
Pakistan rejects US govt report regarding its judicial system
He said Pakistan has taken strong exception to the gratuitous and unwarranted comments made in the US Department of State’s a report regarding Pakistan’s judicial system.
Furthermore, he underlined the judiciary in Pakistan as independent and the Courts are functioning in accordance with the Constitution and laws of the country.
Therefore, the FO spokesman denied the U.S. allegations to the contrary as factually incorrect and misleading.
The spokesperson said as a vibrant democracy, the government of Pakistan firmly believes in the separation of powers between the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of the state.
Hence, there is no question of any coercion or pressure on Pakistan’s judiciary.
He said the Pakistani courts’ innumerable decisions at all levels contradict the baseless assertions made in the report because those meet the highest standards of judicial independence.
Moreover, the spokesperson said the US report acknowledges the progress Pakistan has made and reforms it has undertaken in improving its business and investment climate, despite extremely difficult circumstances due to the Pandemic.
U.S. report bases its conclusions on unverifiable sources
However, the U.S. report speculates on alleged shortcomings in Pakistan’s regulatory framework and bases its conclusions on unverifiable sources.
Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri further said mutually beneficial cooperation in the areas of economy, trade and investment with the international community including the US is one of the key priorities of the Government of Pakistan.
He said that we will continue to take steps to optimally realize Pakistan’s geo-economic potential.