PPP to become party in Bhutto Reference
21 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People's Party has decided to become a party before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a Reference filed by the President of Pakistan under Article-186 of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, challenging conviction and sentence of founder father of PPP and ex-premier Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
This was resolved in a meeting held at PPP Central Secretariat, Islamabad on Tuesday. The resolution authorised Secretary General of Pakistan People's Party, Sardar Lateef Khan Khosa to file an appropriate application to the apex court in the aforementioned Reference.
This has been found necessary to straighten/set the course of history right which stands distorted by the dictatorial regime of General Zia ul Haq who deposed the then prime minister, dissolved the Parliament and assemblies, imposed Martial Law, fabricated, forged, manipulated, created false evidence and masterminded the false criminal prosecution against the greatest leader of the Third World, the acknowledged statesman of Muslim Ummah, the architect of the Constitution and savior of the 90000 plus soldiers from the Indian prisons, retrieval of 5000 square miles of Pak land from enemy occupation and made Pakistan an atomic power fortifying the defense of motherland impregnable.
The judicial verdict of Lahore High Court headed by the illegally appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Maulvi Mushtaq Ahmad by Gen. Zia ul Haq was wrought with illegalities and irregularities which have been widely commented upon by jurists within and abroad unanimously proclaiming the worst judicial precedent tantamounting to the judicial murder of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
The Appellate Court headed by handpicked chief justice of Gen. Zia ul Haq, Sheikh Anwar ul Haq also defaced and mutilated all the norms of justice by dismissing the appeal as also the review petition of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Voluminous legal opinions, editorials, books written by the Pakistani as well as foreign think tanks, lawyers and leaders from across the globe have condemned the judicial proceedings as well as consequential hanging of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
Since Bhutto, the founding father of PPP which is now headed by his grandson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thus feels that the stigma on the face of superior judiciary needs to be erased as PPP all throughout believes in the independence of judiciary and strengthening the institutional edifice of the State, therefore the judgments under challenge through the Presidential Reference being per-in-curium need to be revoked, nullified, set aside, reversed and revisited in the interests of justice and the grandeur and glory of the Supreme Court of Pakistan as well as strengthening the rule of law and enforcing the Constitutional mandate in its true ethos and spirit.
"The Secretary General may associate any lawyer and seek help and assistance from national and international jurists as deemed fit and appropriate," the reference concluded.