PML-N’s Ahsan Iqbal lashes out at PM Khan for ‘constitutional violation’

Urges for an action against PTI workers maligning judiciary
Apr 08, 2022

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal has termed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government “worst” for Pakistan after, he said, it violated the constitution.

“The examples of constitutional violations by dictators were there during Martial Law but this was the first civilian government who violated the constitution,” he said, adding that Imran Khan’s April 3 decision was contrary to General Pervaiz Musharaf’s November 3 2007 decision when he had declared an emergency in the country.

In the brief period, the Constitution remained suspended from November 3 to December 15 and several judges, including the chief justice, were detained.

The PML-N leader lauded the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision declaring National Assembly Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri's ruling unconstitutional. He said the verdict will be written in “golden words” while the “government’s constitutional violation” on April 3, 2022 will be written in “black words”.

“For any civilian, it is a stain that can never be washed,” he added.

Iqbal urged PM Khan to take notice of the “PTI workers who are maligning judiciary” after the decision. He said all the national forums have once again united to promote the constitution, reinstate democracy, parliament autonomy and media freedom.

Talking about the Islamabad High Court ruling earlier in the day, he said dismissing the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Act (PECA) ordinance was “much needed” as it was a “black stain” that the outgoing government had put to silence the voices raising against them.

“The PTI-led government had attacked their opponents through National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and PECA ordinance,” he said.

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