Things would fall in place: Pak minister Khar

Davos: Describing Pakistani Parliament as the "new kid on the block", Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said a "little bit of elbowing" was taking place in Pakistan but things would "very soon fall in place".

"It is not such that as it may appear to the outside world. It is a new kid on the block called the Parliament in Pakistan. People are still to get used to this fact," Khar said on Thursday when asked if the Pakistani judiciary was going a bit too far.

She added, "A little bit of elbowing is happening but it is not so bad back in Pakistan. Things would very soon fall in place."

Khar, who was speaking during a debate on `Democracy` at the World Economic Forum summit being held here, also took a dig at the "developed world" who she said had supported military dictatorship in Pakistan.

Speaking about the military, she said some of the most matured and established democracies from all over the world have supported the non-civilian governments in Pakistan.

"Many undemocratic regimes have remained in many other countries also. The support from the developed world has indeed come for military leaderships in Pakistan," she said.

Her comments come in the backdrop of the intense stand-off that the Pakistani civilian government had with the judiciary and the powerful military over the past few weeks.

The first trigger was the memo scandal late last year which threw the government in a political whirlpool that led to speculations of a possible military coup.

Even before the matter rested, the government and the judiciary were on a collision course over Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani`s refusal to ask Switzerland to re-open graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.

Gilani was even forced to appear in person before the apex court after it issued him a contempt notice.