Doctrine of Necessity Damaged Democracy in Pakistan: Nawaz


Karachi (February 02, 2018): Former Prime Minister and President Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz saidon Friday that doctrine of neccesity damaged the foundation of democracy in Pakistan. 

While speaking in a seminar on ‘The Future of Democracy in Pakistan’, being held in a local hotel here today, he said that democracy in Pakistan is attacked whenever it starts to strengthen in the country. He said that doctrine of necessity adversely affected democracy in the country, adding that a section of the judiciary has always supported dictators.

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He said that in the past court has validated martial laws on the basis of the doctrine of necessity.

“We have to take strict decisions to take this country on the right path,” the PML-N leader said. “Not a single elected representative could complete his mandated tenure, whereas the dictators ruled the country for more than 30 years.”

The PML-N leader said that nexus of dictators and court did not let democracy prosper in the country.

“Court which is powerful for politicians is helpless in front of the dictators. Politicians have been hanged, they have been called hijackers but those who broke constitution did not face any ire,” he added.

Nawaz said that despite all attacks against democracy by dictators no one could bury it as the masses are aware of their rights now.

He said that he is optimistic about the future of democracy in Pakistan.

Chairman Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Chairman Pakistan National Party Mir Hasil Bizenjo, other mainstream political leaders and members of civil society also spoke in the seminar and shared their views about the topic.

After the seminar, a delegation of senior lawyers will call on former Prime Minister in the noon.

Nawaz will also meet a delegation of Pakistan Bengali Association Friday evening, and also address a gathering of lawyers.Earlier, on Thursday, Former Prime Minister and PML N President Nawaz Sharif addressed to party workers and later to traders in local hotel. He also visited green line bus project and reviewed the progress.

Addressing a gathering of traders in local hotel in Karachi he said that federal government’s endeavors to make Karachi a peaceful city have become successful.

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He said that the peace has been restored in the city after the decisive operation against criminals.

“The city would remain close throughout the day in the wake of strikes. Not only did we eradicate terrorism from Karachi, but from whole of Pakistan.”

He said the megapolis used to be a very beautiful city, but he does not know whose evil eye it caught.

Nawaz lamented the provincial government was to provide buses and establish stations, but regretted that it did fulfil its responsibility.In a clear reference to his disqualification by the apex court, he said the entire nation understands what he has been saying. “The nation knows what farce has been played with me; I was disqualified for not receiving salary from [my] son.”

The former premier said the PML-N has done everything be it establishing airports, ending power shortfall, or maintenance of law and order in Karachi.“If everything is being done by the PML-N, then what are other parties up to,” Nawaz questioned.

The PML-N chief had landed in Karachi earlier in the day and was received by party leaders at the Old Terminal of the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.

The former premier is also expected to visit the construction site of Green Line Bus project and review its progress.Before attending this gathering, he visited the construction site of Green Line Bus project and review its progress.

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Earlier addressing party workers in Karachi, he said that his Govt restored law and order situation in the country. He promised  to bring a change in Karachi and Sindh if he is given the chance.

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“Karachi is equally precious to me as any other city of Pakistan,” he said, adding “I invite people of Karachi to visit Lahore.

“Karachi should’ve been more developed, progressive, and pretty. However, Lahore has won this race.”While referring to the verdict, he remarked: “I couldn’t complete my tenure. A verdict removed me from my post. The nation had rejected his verdict.”

Nawaz further said that he has spent more than half my life in engaging in politics. He then corrected himself and said: “Not politics, but serving the people.”

The PML-N chief had landed in Karachi earlier in the day and was received by party leaders at the Old Terminal of the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.Earlier, He chaired a meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s provincial executive committee at a local hotel after reaching Karachi on a two-day visit today. He was received by local leadership and party workers at Old Terminal of the Jinnah International Airport.

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Nawaz, who was disqualified as prime minister by the Supreme Court in a landmark verdict on July 28, has traveled to Karachi for the first time since his disqualification.

Nawaz Sharif will visit Peshawar on February 4, Muzaffarabad on Feb 5 and Chitral in second week of the month.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV


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