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.