My law Story, a digital media platform focusing on diversity, equality and work–life in the field of law, interviewed Senator Shibli Faraz and asked questions such as the functioning of the legal system and relationship between law and politics in Pakistan.
Dr. Ditlev Tamm, a professor of legal history associated with My Law Story conducted the interview.
Dr Sabba Mirza, CEO of My Law Story was also part of the interviewing team.
While responding to the questions, Senator Shibli Faraz said Pakistan was created on the basis of religion, and under the constitution, all laws must be in conformity to the basic teachings of Islam.
He however added that Pakistan, in comparison to other Islamic Republics in the world, aims to strike a balance between a secular state and Islamic State.
Senator Shibli Faraz reiterated the words of the former Prime Minister Imran Khan and added that his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) visualized Pakistan as a welfare state, and a state where all citizens are held equally accountable, regardless of their economic or religious position.
He added that Denmark has set a good example of a welfare state.
He also highlighted the several challenges Pakistan is facing in achieving this goal. Senator Faraz while speaking of foreign policy stated that Pakistan sought friendship, peace and harmony with all the countries of the world, without compromising its national interest or sovereignty. “I have always believed in a mutually beneficial relationship, based on trust and reciprocity” he stated.
Senator Shibli Faraz in his interview said that the biggest challenge facing Pakistani politics today is the lack of a dynamic and sincere leadership.
He was hopeful elections would be held soon, “let the people of Pakistan decide for their future and achieve the aims of a welfare state and support the under privileged class of the society”, he stated.
My Law Story produces documentaries about legal histories of countries.
The project on Global Legal History explores the world outside of Denmark.
This episode would focused upon Pakistan’s Legal history, functioning of the legal System, and relation between law and politics in Pakistan.