Minister for Information and Broadcasting Qamar Zaman Kaira has said the Council of Common Interests (CCI) will decide disputed issues like the Kalabagh Dam. Talking to media persons at an annual funfair of the Muslim Hands Educational Complex here on Saturday, Kaira said that the PPP respected the judiciary as democracy was incomplete without an independent judiciary.
He said that the CCI was formed to decide the disputed matters among the provinces and it had been strengthened under the 18th Amendment. If the CCI fails to decide any issue, then it will be discussed in the Parliament, he added. Kaira said when the Pakistan Peoples Party came to power the country was facing multiple problems, many of them had now been resolved.
Responding to a question, he said the government had asked all the journalist organisations, including the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists, to suggest ways for the security of journalists. He said that the security-related incidents with journalists should be properly addressed. Senior journalist Hamid Mir himself has refused security, he added.