Today two disturbing news came on the media.
One was related to Wana and Waziristan situation that the peace talks have
ended in the area and the reason it seems is the pressure on our so called
government by USA to end talks with the Tribes.
Zardari and Asfand don’t look serious in the talks they want the situation to
go on because their loyalities aren’t with the State of Pakistan but they are
loyal to their greed and the will of the mad man Bush.
similar is the case with the issue of judiciary and Mr. 10 % is showing what he
Now with the changes in PML-Q (Qatil league) its now clear that an american dream team will rule the nation
i.e PPP,PML-Q,MQM,ANP and JUI(or JUM “Jamiat e Uthaigeeran and Munafiqeen) under Musharraf and Kiyani.
I don’t know when we will become a free nation and when this slave
approach will end.
Aakhir Kab lagaiga Anal Haq ka Naara?
Aur Kab Raaj karaigi Khalq e Khuda ?
Probably we need to go through the process of a new freedom struggle.
Asif casts doubts on new deadline(The News)
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on Friday shied away from committing himself to May 12 deadline announced by his coalition partner Nawaz Sharif for the restoration of the deposed judges.
Talking to a private TV channel, he said only the committee assigned to reach consensus on the issue could tell whether or not the resolution on judges’ restoration could be tabled in the National Assembly by May 12.
When told that his lack of commitment to the fresh deadline indicated his insincerity, he hit back saying that this approach was a result of seeing things through rose coloured glasses. He claimed credit for the campaign to restore the judges citing sacrifices of PPP lawyers in this regard. However, he ignored what he told Geo News a few days earlier that his party was not mandated to restore the judges.
Meanwhile, PPP Minister for Law and Justice Farooq H Naek told Geo News on Friday that efforts would be made to restore the judges by May 12. However, he said, if some problems emerged, the return of deposed judges could be delayed further.
Online adds: Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek said in case of any disagreement of all political stakeholders, there “could be a possibility of extension of the May 12 deadline” for the reinstatement of the judiciary, which “was not really a bad idea”.
He reiterated that the reinstatement of the judiciary could only be affected through a resolution, after which a notification would be issued. He said that since according to The Judges Act, the total strength of the judges of Supreme Court has been determined to be 17, this would be augmented to 27 after the reinstatement of the deposed judges and would require an amendment which would take time.
“A bill would be required for the purpose, which would have to be signed by the president after being passed by the NA and the Senate. If the president refuses to sign the bill within 3 days, it would automatically revert to another session of the NA, and if passed would have to be signed by the president, taking the form of an act “ he elaborated.
He said that a committee had been formed to decide whether the judiciary would be reinstated by a resolution or an executive order, with Mian Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari having the ultimate right to make the final decision.
Meanwhile, a private TV channel claimed that Farooq H Naik also met the current CJ, Abdul Hameed Dogar, and discussed all issues pertaining to the reinstatement of the judiciary by May 12, and Mian Nawaz Sharif’s recent announcement regarding the issue in Lahore.
NNI adds: Naek said the constitutional package for the judges would also be introduced alongside the resolution for the restoration of the deposed judges. “Both the PPP and the PML-N have not backtracked on the matter of judges”, he said.
Naek said developing consensus on issues was the spirit of democracy and they had also discussed the matter of the restoration of the deposed judges with their other coalition partners Asfandyar Wali and Maulana Fazlur Rehman for national consensus. He said, “We want a vibrant judiciary and we will adopt a way where there would be no confrontation and the matters will be resolved through the consensus of all the stakeholders.”
Asim Yasin adds: The Pakistan People’s Party and the PML-N will try to restore the pre-November 3 judiciary through a resolution followed by an executive order if the other coalition partners the ANP and the JUI-F also joined them, sources told The News on Friday.
Although PML-N Quaid Mian Nawaz Sharif has announced May 12 as D-Day for the restoration of all the deposed judges through a National Assembly resolution yet there is much to be done in this regard as taking other coalition partners (ANP and JUI-F) into confidence is one such task.
PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, who returned to Islamabad from Dubai on Friday evening, will start deliberations with Asfandyar Wali and Maulana Fazlur Rehman within the next few days.
According to PPP sources, Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif will start meetings with other coalition partners separately to take them on board for creating a consensus to meet the deadline of May 12 and if they failed to reach any consensus the deadline might be extended till all the coalition partners reach consensus on the mode of the restoration of judges. Law Minister Senator Farooq H Naek when contacted said the resolution and the constitutional amendment would come together.
Giving the details of the marathon meeting held in Dubai, Senator Naek said there was agreement in the meeting on the issue of restoration of the deposed judges but there was a disagreement on the ways either through a resolution or constitutional package.
He said there was a view that only resolution was enough for the restoration of the judges and there was no need for the constitutional package. However, he said the resolution in the National Assembly was only a desire of parliament that it expressed through a resolution. “Under rule 159 of the rules and procedure of the conduct of the National Assembly through a resolution, National Assembly would call upon the federal government and any authority to do a certain act and it was only request the government would see whether it could be notified through executive order or needed the act of parliament.
He said according to the Judges Act of 1997, the strength of the judges was fixed at 16 plus one and “now if the judiciary was restored then its strength would reach 27 so there was a need to make an amendment to the act.”
He said during Dubai meetings it was decided that in order to discuss divergent views to set up a legal committee to review all the legal things to come up with a consensus on the restoration of the judges and if the committee failed then the issue would be referred to the top leadership — Asif Ali Zardari and Mian Nawaz Sharif — for final decision.
“In this situation, whatever decision the top leadership took would be implemented,” he added.
However, PPP spokesman Farhatullah Babar when contacted by this correspondent to get his party’s point of view on new date of May 12 for the restoration of the deposed judges said, “We will try to restore the deposed judges through a resolution in the National Assembly followed by an executive order. It will be our endeavour to meet the deadline of May 12 for the restoration of the judges,” he added.
He said a committee has been set up to discuss and agreed upon for the resolution and will also examine the restoration of the judges. When asked whether ANP President Asfandyar Wali and Maulana Fazlur Rehman were taken into confidence, Babar said as far as Asfandyar Wali was concerned, he was taken into confidence by Asif Ali Zardari and was well aware of the whole deliberations.