Lahore, June 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): Quaid of Pakistan Awami Tehreek Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri has said Article 62/63 are made toothless, gist of constitution is gone. If only plunderers and killers can reach Assemblies then Police, NAB, and F.I.A. must be abolished. During a press conference he said principle under which Nawaz Sharif was disqualified, has been bulldozed. This means laws of the land are meant for those who have no reach to assemblies. With changes in nomination form, doors of assemblies have been opened for corrupt elements.
He said in December 2012, Pakistan Awami Tehreek held rally at Minar-e-Pakistan for Article 62, 63; in January 2013, protested for electoral reforms in Islamabad for five days; their struggle for electoral reforms was the main cause of 17 June Model Town massacre. He said if Article 62/63 is not to be applied in letter and spirit, then both must be removed from constitution for good. He said their struggle is to save constitution from ultimate annihilation; kick out such system which paves the way into assemblies for criminal elements; which indeed is utter disregard and insult of constitution as well as 21 crore Pakistanis.
He said Pakistan Awami Tehreek will continue its “Nizam Badlo” movement. Judgments in Panama cases had raised hope of indiscriminate accountability, but changes in nomination form have dashed all such hopes. Now a prison-like scenario is emerging wherein Mozzin is cutpurse, prayer leader is thief or robber. Articles of constitutions which should have been strictly implemented are losing protection. A thief is saying, “Why I was disqualified”? Honesty, truthfulness, and decency are asking why we have been removed from affidavit.
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