ISLAMABAD - Political parties from government and opposition have shown mixed reaction to the interim decision of the Supreme Court (SC) that the government of Balochistan has failed to protect the basic rights of people and, hence, has lost the right to rule.
Some of them hailed the court decision and said that the present government has almost completed its tenure already as next general elections are not much far away. But none of them has come up with a clear future course of action about holding election in the restive province.
According to the Supreme Court interim order passed in the case pertaining to law and order situation and forced disappearances in the province, the Balochistan government has failed to protect the basic rights of people as enshrined in the constitution, hence has lost the right to rule.
The major opposition party in the National Assembly, PML-N says that the provincial government had to step down because of its performance but now that few months have left it could be allowed to complete its tenure.
“Blochistan government has failed to deliver as situation is worsening with each passing day,” PML-N senior leader Mushahidullah said, adding that the government of this province was formed on the basis of rigged elections.
“If mandate of this government is fake than how it could deliver for masses,” he maintained. However, he said that now this government should complete its tenure as much time has passed but it should improve its performance and deliver something to masses.
When contacted, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) senior leader Ghafoor Haideri commented that whatever Supreme Court (SC) observed in its interim order was right and provincial government should try to maintain law and order situation in the province. No doubt it is the responsibility of provincial government to maintain law and order situation in the province, Haideri said, but overall law and order situation in the rest of the country too is unsatisfactory.
The coalition partners of the ruling PPP adopted a bit cautious approach commenting on the interim decision of the apex court. Commenting on the decision, Pakistan Muslim League-Q leader Kamil Ali Agha viewed that if the current system continues then positive change and progress could be possible in future.
To a question, he said that no doubt situation is not satisfactory but still there is capacity in public representatives of the province to bring about change in it. “Public representations and public always decide about the formation of the government,” he said.
A leader of MQM, another coalition partner of PPP, termed it a right decision saying that writ of the government is necessary to maintain law and order situation at any area of the country. “The observation of the Supreme Court on this matter is right. How transparent election could be held in the province when there was no proper writ of the government.”
Awami National Party (ANP) senior Senator Haji Adeel said although law and order situation in the province is unsatisfactory but elections will decide eligibility and ineligibility of any government. “Election results decide about the government,” he said. ANP senator however said that political solution of this matter is need of the hour.
SC Balochistan verdict gets mixed reaction