A simple question arises: Is section 248 in consonance with Islamic teachings? Why did the leaders like Mufti Mehmood and his ilk not raise any objection when the constitution of Pakistan was debated in the lower house in 1973? Unfortunately, no political party has ever raised any objection in the National Assembly as four long decades have elapsed when the constitution of Pakistan was promulgated. Perhaps all the parties want to persist with this immunity in their heart of hearts as some time in future, the president could be from their parties and the sacrosanct umbrella of presidency is a protective shelter to commit any kind of crime be it criminal or civil.
MUBUSHAR ALI SULEHRIA,
Wah Cantt, January 20.