Dual Nationality Case – Eleven Members of Parliament and Senate Disqualified

Supreme Court of Pakistan gave a historic decision yesterday on dual nationality case and disqualified eleven members of Parliament and Senate including Rahman Malik. This decision is much appreciated by all walks of life in Pakistan except Peoples Party. There is nothing special about that. They will criticize the judges and their decision on one hand then on the other hand they will say we always respect the apex court and its decisions.

Samsaam Bukhari, a state minister in the PPP government said they (meaning PPP is not satisfied with this decision). Funny thing is that having or keeping dual nationality is prohibited in the Constitution of Pakistan. But nobody challenged it in the court of law. Now PPP and PMLN both blame apex court that court did not object to Moin Qureshi’s status when he was a caretaker prime minister. If the Supreme Court did not take action at that time then why these politicians who are objecting now took the case to the Court. This is criticism for the sake of criticism.

Fuad Chaudary who changed his loyalty some time back from APML (All Pakistan Muslim League headed by Pervez Musharraf) to Peoples Party said on this decision that why the Supreme Court did not take action on PLMN’s members of parliament or senate who have dual nationality. First, I don’t know all the disqualified members belong to PPP, if there are PMLN’s members who have dual nationality and Fuad Chaudary knows about them then why he is not going to go to court or at least announce their names so people can see his truthfulness.

Supreme Court has instructed Election Commission of Pakistan to ask all the members of Parliament and Senate to provide declaration about their nationality. That should resolve the issue.

I think now the most important thing is how long it will take to implement Supreme Court’s decision.

Let us hope for good!

New Law on Contempt of Court

Primarily the purpose of this new law is to save and protect Raja Pervez Ashraf by trying to divert the attention of Supreme Court or indulge it to other issues which will end up delaying the case of Raja Pervez Asharf. In the end, buying time till election.

Obviously, PPP don’t want to write the letter and these are all their delaying tactics. This is how our politicians’ character is. So if the country is going down the hill it should not surprise you. Basically, according to this new law, what we are saying is that if the government read prime minister and his cronies  don’t write the letter to Swiss authorities then it will not be a contempt of court. If Supreme Court still take any action then it will take months may be years before some decision comes out. This is PPP’s tactics to buy the time till the elections.

In other words this new law is promulgated to benefit people and not the country. Do you consider such politicians as honest or loyal to the country?

This is shameful that ANP, PML-Q and MQM supported this new law.  At least ANP and MQM were considered parties who follow have some principles. But unfortunately each party is looking forward for their own benefit in the coming election and not of the country.

One political commentator on PTV channel suggested to Supreme Court that they should ask their registrar to write the letter to Swiss authorities and not insist on prime minister to write that letter. Do you think a commentator on PTV channel will say anything else?

Another commentator who claims he has inside information and his chirya (bird)brings the information to him which he broadcast to the nation on a TV channel suggested that Supreme Court should not insists on this issue and let the time pass till elections. I have summed up his comments. He claims the Supreme Court is going out of his limits.  Both of these commentators do not see anything wrong with behavior of prime minister(s) or PPP government rather they blame Supreme Court. If prime minister and his cronies don’t obey courts they will be protected if an ordinary person on the street don’t obey he will be criminal.

Democracy Zindabad. This democracy is Pakistani style.

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