Talking to TheNation, renowned lawyer Barrister Bacha said that the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the conviction of Prime Minister was a balanced one, adding that the PM should morally accept it. He said that the situation in the country as well as the international scenario was demanding such a verdict, as the country political atmosphere was not suitable for strict punishment of the Prime Minister.
When asked regarding the future lines of course of PPP government, he said that the government would now lodge appeal for the suspension of Prime Minister conviction case and in case the their appeal was discharged, then the speaker of the National Assembly would be bound to send reference to Election Commission for disqualifying the Prime Minister of Pakistan and this process will take three months.
He informed if the speaker did not implement the court order and did not send reference to Election Commission of Pakistan, he or she might come under the contempt of court suit.
Another prominent lawyer of Peshawar High Court Shah Nawaz advocate said that though the punishment was for a few second but Prime Minister was defeated morally and termed convicted in the court of Law and this was correct decision of the apex court at a right time.
Activist of Pakistan People Party and leader of People Lawyer Forum, Letafat-ur-Rahman advocate said that it does not suit to the Apex court to termed an elected Prime Minister of a country a convicted person as in Swiss litter case the president is already enjoying immunity. Provincial President Pakistan People’s Party-Sherpao Sikandar Hayat said that it was matter of great embarrassment for the government that its prime minister had been convicted in contempt of court. Speaking at party’s provincial cabinet meeting held here Thursday, he held the govt responsible for its own humiliation and said that it spared no chance of ridiculing the court.
He said the coalition partners also played their role in increasing political chaos in the country by misguiding the government, adding that its adamant attitude badly dented the image of country. He said the present flawed policies further pushed the country towards economic bankruptcy.
He suggested that the rule of law and independence of judiciary must be upheld at all costs.
He also lashed at the performance of the government and said that federal and provincial coalitions had set a new record of corruption as scandals were being surfaced regularly involving its ministers and cronies
Provincial General Secretary of Pakistan Tahreak-e-Insaf Shah Farman hailed the Supreme Court verdict and vowed PTI unflinching support to back the judiciary.
He condemned the protest demonstration of various political parties and warned the PPP leaders to abstain themselves from invoke the masses against independent Judiciary. He said that the independent judiciary has the support of each activist of Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf.