Govt suffers defeat at ICJ on Kulbhushan issue: Ex-CJP

Country lacks rule of law; enforcement of justice due to incompetent rulers

Sher Gondal

Mandi Bahauddin

Chairman Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party former Chief Justice Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry has said during lawyers’ movement Mandi Bahauddin lawyers played role of front-line soldiers to restore democracy and judiciary. He was addressing Mandi Bahauddin Bar members at district bar room on Saturday. Referring to success of lawyers’ movement, he said it was result and achievement of the movement that the dictator ran away and PPP government completed five years tenure uninterrupted. Now PML-N government was about to complete its tenure and after 2018 general election the democratically elected government would continue.
He said Pakistan and its people were passing through a critical situation due to incompetent rulers. He said rulers and politicians belonging to mainstream parties are united to promote their personal interests. There is no opposition in parliament. Blaming by politicians against each other is just a gimmick to befool public.
They have completely failed to address public and the poor related issues. Their main focus is on taxing public through utility bills in the name of Nelum Power Project, wealth tax, sale tax, and TV tax etc, irrespective of quantity and level of consumption. There is no rule of law and enforcement of justice. Powerful feels exempted from application of law. The national security is at stake. Panama and Dawn leaks are glaring examples of this.
Recently Kulbhushan issue is dominating public mind. And due to lack of interest to pursue and fight the case, Pakistan had suffered shameful defeat at International Court of Justice and this failure has brought bad name to our country. He said stability and integrity of our country is in danger and there was urgent need to rise to save our country. He called upon lawyers to rise and play their role like the one during lawyers’ movement to mobilize deprived and the poor people to save the country from further looting by the rulers who are in hundreds only.
He said our rulers had houses and business in foreign lands and in case some misfortune happens to our country they would silently move and stay comfortably in their houses in foreign lands. The real sufferers would be commoners and the poor who had to live at their native land. Earlier on his arrival, DBA President Guam Result and Secretary Mohsan with other lawyers accorded welcome to the CJ and his entourage.
Later Iftikhar Ch attended a function at private marriage Hall that was arranged in his honor by local members of the civil society. The central leaders of PJDP introduced the party and its manifesto. They said Ifikhar Ch is the only leader who could fight battle of deprived people of the country and end the rule of looters. The function was attended by above hundred persons’.

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