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July 29, 2017

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Civil society concerned over Nawaz’s disqualification

Civil society concerned over Nawaz’s disqualification

LAHORE: Civil society members have unanimously expressed concern over the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif and said such verdicts cannot only undermine the democratic process but also confine the civil liberty.

Muhammad Tehseen, Chief Executive (CEO), South Asia Partnership Pakistan (SAP-PK), said he was not happy with the verdict given by the Supreme Court. Unfortunately, it was mistrust on the people who elected prime minster thrice. The Panama case was a political issue. It must have been resolved on the floor of parliament. According to him, 93 percent of our population is not Sadiq and Ameen. In the coming days, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz will be disqualified in the Hudaibia case. The law made by Zia, be revised, otherwise political process will end in the country, he suggested. Pakhtun, Sindhi and Baloch had been silent; Nawaz was the only man who used to resist against the establishment. That is why he was thrown out, he lamented.

Tehseen said dictators were not punished on the violation of Pakistan’s law; rather necessities of justification were created for them even by the courts. On the other hand, democratic leaders were not spared. One elected prime minister was hanged and others, including Yousuf Raza Gilani and Nawaz Sharif had been disqualified.

Head of Institute for Peace and Secular Studies Diep Saeeda said the disqualification of the prime minister would lead the country towards chaos.

Limited justice will spoil the environment, said Executive Director at the Democratic Commission for Human Development (DCHD) Tanveer Jahan, while speaking to The News exclusively.

According to her, accountability should not be confined to politicians only. Generals, judges, journalists must also be held accountable. No one in the country qualifies for article 62 and article 63.

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