It's a 'political verdict': Qadri
14 February, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Minhajul Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Wednesday called the Supreme Court decision to turn down his petition for dissolution of Election Commission of Pakistan a 'political verdict'.
Qadri said that petition was filed against the ECP but it was not touched upon and all the focus remained on his dual nationality. "My dual nationality was taken up by the court rather to hear the petition for dissolution of ECP," Qadri told the media outside Supreme Court.
Criticising the chief justice, he said the CJP, as a PCO judge, had himself taken two oaths, adding there was no difference between pledging loyalty to President Musharraf and Queen Elizabeth.
He further said Supreme Court had insulted millions of oversees Pakistani who, according to him, were the backbone of Pakistan's economy.
SC justified in rejecting Qadri's petition: Asma
Supreme Court Bar Association former president Asma Jahangir has said that Supreme Court was justified to reject Dr Tahirul Qadri's petition for dissolution of Election Commission of Pakistan.
Talking to reporters outside the Supreme Court building on Wednesday, Asma noted that they have been already requesting the honourable court to adopt such a behaviour that the masses might get an idea about the issues they can take to the apex court.
"The masses have no interest in Dr Qadri's petition. They want general election," she said. She observed that the attitude of Dr Qadri before the court was driven by emotions.