Siraj advises Nawaz to accept apex court decision
LAHORE: Jamaat e Islami (JI) Chief Senator Sirajul Haq, has counselled ousted Prime Minister to accept the Supreme Court fresh decision as the country could to afford any mishap or emergency situation.
Talking to newsmen outside the Parliament house on Thursday, he said that Nawaz Sharif should have set an example by accepting the apex court decision from the very beginning and should not have challenged the his disqualification at the G.T. Road.
He said that Nawaz Sharif had advised PPP leader Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani to accept his disqualification by the Supreme Court, and now it was time that Nawaz Sharif did the same.
“Nawaz Sharif should take pity on the nation. Pakistan is a habitation of people human beings and not of animals, and we won’t allow it to become a habitation of the animals” he remarked.
Sirajul Haq said that the apex court decision was against an individual and not against the parliament or the system. According to the decision, an individual not qualified to be a member of the parliament could not be the head a political party.
The JI chief however said that the Senate elections should be held according to the schedule in a peaceful atmosphere and democratic system should be derailed.
He said that on the disqualification of Yousuf Raza Gilani, Nawaz Sharif had advised the PPP leader to have mercy on the system and the government and not take undue advantage of the office of the Prime Minister. He said now Nawaz Sharif should act upon his own advice and accept the court decision.
Sirajul Haq said that the powerful elite of the country had never been subjected to accountability. He said that some individuals were moving ahead towards a clash of institutions only to escape accountability. However, he said, that the masses were not in favour of a clash of institutions.
He said that for the first time, the Supreme Court had begun the accountability of the powerful elite by taking a strict action and it was to be seen how this historic decision affected the country’s politics and the future .
The JI chief said that the parliament was the representative of the country and the entire nation and using the parliament for an individual was a mockery of the constitution and the law and such a parliament would also lose the confidence of the masses.
Sirajul Haq said that all the political parties should be on one page for the supremacy of the constitution and the judiciary.