Formation of Committee

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THE Federal Cabinet met on Friday with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the chair and approved constitution of a special committee to deliberate and make recommendations about the implementation of the Supreme Court’s detailed verdict in the suo motu case on former Deputy Speaker National Assembly Qasim Suri’s ruling.

The special committee, headed by Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarar, would discuss and recommend whether proceedings under Article 6 of the Constitution could be initiated against the top PTI leadership, including former Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Government definitely deserved credit for demonstrating maturity on the issue of violation of the Constitution by important personalities of the previous government during the last days of their rule.

There was an overwhelming viewpoint that some office holders did not care for the Constitution and conducted themselves only to further the political interests of the party.

That there had been serious constitutional deviations is confirmed by the detailed judgement of the highest court of the land in the suo motu case pertaining to ruling of the Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri, moments before he was expected to hold voting on the no-confidence motion submitted by the combined opposition against the then Prime Minister.

The Government had the option to initiate proceedings against the relevant office holders immediately after assumption of power but it waited for the detailed verdict of the Supreme Court, which left it to Parliament and the Government to take necessary action.

And now again, the cabinet wisely decided to form a committee, which will have representation from all coalition partners and it will decide the next line of action after thorough deliberation of the issue.

PTI has threatened that it will expose all concerned if any attempt was made to try its leaders on charges of high treason.

However, instead of polluting the environment further, the party should defend its case in courts if it really believed that the actions of concerned office-holders were in accordance with the law and the Constitution.

Similarly, Tayyaba Gul has levelled serious allegations of abduction and harassment against the PTI leadership and it would be more appropriate for them to clear their position before the proposed inquiry commission. PTI needs not worry if no wrong was committed.

 

 

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