Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Feb 23: The Supreme Court of Pakistan earlier this week disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to be chief of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief would also stand null and void.
The Chief Justice said that a person who is disqualified under the Constitution of the country is not eligible to sign on any document that is needed to nominate someone to the National Assembly or Senate.
Sharif was disqualified by an apex court in a corruption case last year for failing to declare his assets as being the prime minister of the country.
“The immediate implications may centre on the political future of one individual, but the judgement has the potential to be hugely disruptive to the democratic process itself. The highest court in the land should be accorded the highest respect. Without the judiciary, the rule of law is impossible. But — and it is with profound regret that this caveat has to be stated — the judgements of the Supreme Court of Pakistan need to promote the rule of law and constitutional democracy, not add to the national confusion,” Pakistan daily Dawn wrote in its editorial on Friday.
Faisal Chaudhry, a lawyer who pleaded against Nawaz Sharif, analyzed that the candidates of the ruling PML-N are also not eligible to contest the senate polls, because with the judgment, the court has ruled tickets issued by Sharif for the senate elections are also illegal.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “Political uncertainty in Pakistan is not good for Jammu and Kashmir. Lack of strong political leadership in Pakistan has hit the India Pakistan relationship and armies of both the countries are trading fire on the Line of Control and on International Borders.”
He said, “Nawaz Sharif is a seasoned politician and was trying his best to bring Pakistan out of the crisis. Since the day he has demitted office most of the political activities in the country have come to a grinding halt. Relations of Pakistan with India and United States are at their lowest ebb.”
An observer said that at present there seems no popular politician in Pakistan, who can become the face of the country and lead from the front. “The Apex Court’s decision to disqualify Sharif has once again proved that judiciary is all powerful in the neighbouring country. First it was former President General Parvez Musharaff who was ousted by the judiciary now Nawas Sharif has been shown the door,” he added.