GB ex-chief judge allegations must be investigated: PPP

Our Correspondent
Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) said on Tuesday the allegations levelled by the former chief justice of Gilgit-Baltistan Rana Shamim against ex-chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar should be investigated and reference regarding execution of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto should also be taken up immediately.

PPP Secretary General Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari and Information Secretary Shazia Marri told a press conference here the country was being ruled by the incompetent and inexperienced government and they did not care about the inflation stricken poor masses. Unprecedented price-hike had made the lives of people miserable while weak economy of the country could be a threat to national security.

“The government is being run by black and pink magic and it earlier showed cowardice by postponing the joint session meeting,” they said adding that the PTI-led government was afraid to face foreign funding case.

Nayyar Bukhari said the current condition of the country’s economy was worst and the nation was in unrest and anxiety because of rising inflation.

He said the prices of essential food items were skyrocketing and going beyond the purchasing power of the common men. “The prices of petroleum products were being increased day by day and per unit of electricity has also increased by the government,” he said.

He said that a country whose economy was weak could not move toward the path of development and the country’s economy had weakened due to policies of the incompetent rulers.

He said Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was brave who speaks openly against terrorists while there was contradiction in the words and deeds of Imran Khan.

He said the PPP would celebrate the Youm-e-Tasees (foundation day) in Peshawar on Nov 30 and the PPP had submitted an application for seeking permission to hold the event, but regrettably it had not been given permission yet by the deputy commissioner.

He said that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari would visit Naushera on Nov 19 where he would attend a reception given by Pervez Khattak’s nephew. He said that out of 191 countries, only 20 countries were using electronic voting machines in which nine countries recently banned their use. Election Commission of Pakistan is responsible for holding elections in the country.

PPP Information Secretary Shazia Marri said the people of Pakistan had gone through difficult times and hardship due to anti-people policies of the government and people were worried because the control of the country was in the hands of selected and incompetent rulers.

She said the PPP was a party of common people and had always talked about the rights of the people and they wanted to get rid of the incompetent government.

Marri said the next PM would be PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as a result of fair and transparent elections. “Imran Khan is afraid to face foreign funding case because he feared that it will reveal his real face to the public,” she said.

She said the Election Commission of Pakistan had also raised 37 reservations on the use of EVMs, on which the ruling party ministers threatened the Election Commission of Pakistan of setting it ablaze.

She said the Sindh chief minister had written a letter to the National Assembly speaker in May to convene a joint sitting of the Parliament for not including the consultation of the provinces in the CCI meeting, but the speaker had not yet convened the joint meeting. “Imran Niazi will be ousted and rejected because of poor performance, and now, he is taking support of electronic voting machines because he knows people will not vote him in the election,” she said.