Azad calls for defusing political tension through dialogueAugust 8, 2014
KARACHI: Supreme Court Bar Association’s former president Yaseen Azad while expressing concern over ongoing tense political situation in the country called upon Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek to resolve the political controversies through dialogue.
Yaseen Azad taking to media men at Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry said that PTI chairman Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri were paving way for a martial law in the country. Political parties enjoy constitutional right to stage protest demonstrations to get their demands met but they should shun taking law into their hands, he added.
If the military intervened and democratic system is overtaken, the country had to bear irreparable loss, he said while adding that legal fraternity would resist any move to derail democratic system. and play its role to strengthen it.
Yaseen said for the first time in the history of the country, an elected government completed its tenure and handed over the reins of power to other democratic government. He suggested that democratic system should be allowed to flourish and the political parties should strengthen it.
He said that 14th August is celebrated with great zeal and zest across the country as since the birth of Pakistan, the country has never witnessed such a situation on eve of 14th August. “No any political party in past had used the day for its political gains”. He urged PTI to review the date of the Azadi March against what it calls a massive rigging in the general elections 2013.
He said that parliament was right place to resolve the political controversies. He requested PTI and PAT to engage in political dialogue with government instead of plunging the country into deep crisis.
Qazi Abdul Majeed member SCBA, Salahuddin Gandapur, member Sindh Bar Council, and Mustafa Lakhani former president Sindh High Court Bar Association were also present.
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