Haider to file disqualification reference against PaK PM
Muzaffarabad, Apr 23: Leader of the Opposition in PaK Legislative Assembly and PML-N PaK chapter president Raja Farooq Haider on Monday announced to file a disqualification reference against Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed for his alleged remarks against the superior judiciary of Pakistan.
“Majeed has used highly objectionable language against the honourable judges of the apex court of Pakistan which is unbecoming of a person holding the office of prime minister. In doing so he has rendered himself disqualified from the membership of Legislative Assembly,” he told a news conference here.
It may be mentioned here that Friday’s PaK editions of various Urdu language newspapers quoted Majeed as making distasteful remarks against the apex court and its judges during a public meeting in Palandari a day ago.
“The judiciary in Pakistan is conspiring against the government of Pakistan by attempting to conduct the trial of Benazir Bhutto’s grave,” Majeed had reportedly said. He was also quoted as making a too harsh to publish comment against the judges.
Three days after the alleged comments, prime minister’s spokesman Murtaza Durrani tried to do the damage control by claiming in a statement that the PM had not made any comments amounting to contempt of court and that he held the judiciary in high esteem. “In fact Majeed had taken part in a protest demonstration in front of the Parliament during the movement for restoration of independent judiciary in Pakistan,” the spokesman recalled.
However, the PML-N chief claimed they had obtained the footage of prime minister’s address which they would present at the appropriate forum. “Owing to his derogatory comments against the judiciary, Majeed stands disqualified under section 24 (2) (f) of PaK’s interim constitution Act 1974 read with chapter 3 section 7 of PaK Legislative Assembly Election Ordinance 1970,” Haider said.
He said this was not the first time the PaK premier had resorted to comments against the superior judiciary of Pakistan.
“Its very unfortunate that Majeed has been doing so since long in a bid to become more Christian than the Pope,” the PML-N leader said.
Haider told that the disqualification reference would be submitted to the Legislative Assembly speaker Sardar Ghulam Sadiq to be forwarded by him to the Election Commission. “If the speaker does not send the reference to the Election Commission under political considerations we will take this issue to the High Court through a writ petition,” he declared.
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