Sharmila asks CJ to quash cases against Zardari

KARACHI Sharmila Farooqi Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information, Saturday, appealed to the Chief Justice of Pakistan to quash cases against President Asif Ali Zardari and other party leaders, as it had proved that all the causes registered against them were baseless and were politically motivated. She was addressing a press conference held at her office, Special Advisor to CM Habib Junidi, and President Pakistan Peoples Party Karachi Najmi Alam were also present on the occasion. Quoting an audiotape that was presented in a TV programme by Political Adviser to President Faisal Raza Abidi, she said that there was a confidential conversation between former chief of NAB Saifur Rehman, former Attorney General Justice (R) Malik Abdul Qyum and former Chief Minister Punjab in which they were discussing the baseless cases launched against President Zardari. She added that the said audiotape was also examined by a laboratory, wherein the audiotape was proved as genuine in the forensic report. She said that it was proved that Saifur Rehaman and many others had prepared fake cases against the President and other PPP leaders to victimise them, adding that the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif had also admitted that all the cases launched against the PPP leadership in his regime were totally political motivated and baseless. She said that the then rulers had also confessed that they were under pressure to launch such cases against the PPP leadership. Sharmila Farooqui also appealed to the CJP to take suo moto notice of such illegal actions against the then rulers who victimised the party leadership through launching fake cases. Despite the judicial and media trials of the President Asif Ali Zardari and keeping him in illegal detention for more than a decade there was not a single charge proved against him and other leaders. She added that a large amount was spent on Asif Ali Zardari case but the then rulers failed to prove him guilty, therefore they must he withdrawn against him. She said that the judiciary had become independent and the people of the country as well as the PPP workers were eyeing on the current judiciary seeking justice. The PPP had also contributed a lot for the restoration of the independent judiciary and also sacrificed a lot in this regard. In the previous regime, the slain PPP head Benazir Bhutto had sent several communiquTs to the then president, CJP, and other former rulers, even she had approached the Human Rights Organisations against launching of the politically motivated cases and victimizations of the part leaders and workers, but no seriousness was shown by anyone in this regard. However she did not loss her hopes, said Sharmila, adding that the slain former Prime Minister had fought against all unconstitutional and illegal actions and continued her struggle for the genuine democracy. She said that President Asif Ali Zardari was tortured brutally during detention but he did not compromise on his principle and did not surrender before the dictators, and he did not afraid of the judicial and media trails, and faced the worst situation with bravely.

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