ISLAMABAD - While commenting on a statement by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal, published in this newspaper, a government spokesman has said that it is the PML-N that has stooped to the lowest ebb in the eyes of the public after the landmark Supreme Court judgment and it will not escape from the wrath of public for the corruption now proved beyond any doubt.
The spokesman stated that there is no need of any commission as desired by the PML-N leader because now the matter is before the court of the people who will write their verdict on the ballot papers in the forthcoming elections.
The hue and cry of PML-N on corruption is like a thief blaming others for his own crimes. As for Ahsan’s allegation on PPP regarding bad governance, the people can see manifestation of bad governance in Punjab where law and order has completely broken down and woes of people can be heard all around. Not only the general public but even members of various administrative organs are expressing dismay over the situation.
The spokesman said that PML-N only lauds such judgments by courts which suit its interests and can be interpreted to its advantage. PML-N wants investigators of its own choice.
The spokesman added that political struggle and sacrifices for the masses is the hallmark of PPP politics. There are scores of precedents that one can enumerate in this regard. The foremost is the sacrifice by its great leaders Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto. The minister demanded from PML-N to show the brunt it has ever borne during its short political life which is full of conspiracies to sneak into power.
The spokesman said it is a mockery of Pakistan’s political history to say that PML-N did not strike a deal with Pervez Musharraf. He said Ahsan Iqbal should explain to the people how did the two Sharif brothers manage to leave the country in the dark of the night to save their skin.
The spokesman advised PML-N to constitute a truth and reconciliation commission within their party where all such shady deals be narrated by the party leadership and it should apologise from its workers and the people for betraying their trust.
The spokesman made it clear that PPP did not believe in prolonging its rule because it lives in the hearts of people who will award it another five-year term.