Political parties urged to shun political activities in foreign countries

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Staff Reporter

Speakers of a seminar organized by Allama Iqbal Council on Thursday urged the political parties to shun political activities in foreign countries. They said the major blunders were made by dictatorships.
Speaking on the occasion, Justice (R) Ali Nawaz Chohan said; if the government loses credibility the state itself is weakened.
Senior PPP leader, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira said that if our institutions do not respect the constitution, then a social movement shall trigger and everything would be swept by that.
MNA Dr. Nisar Cheema said that major blunders were made under dictatorships. He agreed that political leadership must make sincere efforts to improve the level of integrity and competence of political lot. He said the sacrifices of politicians should be acknowledged.
Former foreign secretary Riaz Khokhar said that Pakistani politics on foreign soil is a dirty game which should be stopped.
Former ambassador to US, Aizaz Choudhary said that in foreign countries Pakistani diaspora should participate in local politics and should not be involved in Pakistani Politics.
Former I.G and Chairman Allama Iqbal Council Zulfiqar Cheema said that character, competence and courage is required to establish civilian supremacy but our present political leadership lacks these traits.
General (r) Tahir Mahmud Qazi said that if political party’s performance is upto the mark, then no one would dare to interfere in politics.
Former federal secretary Seerat Azhar said dialogue between legislature, executive and judiciary is extremely essential.
The seminar was attended by a large number of intellectuals, writers, diplomats, educationists and former civil servants.