Rulers distorting truth over NATO supply: Nisar
06 July, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan continued his criticism of the government over reopening of NATO supplies for the second consecutive day, saying the rulers were distorting the truth on the issue of resumption of the supplies.
Nisar came hard on the government, asking the rulers to stop playing with the people of Pakistan.
After the worst somersault of the government in the last four years, the rulers were bent on distorting the truth and bombarding the media with lies and half truths over resumption of NATO supplies, he said.
Nisar blamed the rulers of having gone back on every word they had said on the issue, adding that the government was creating confusion by spreading lies and falsehood.
The opposition leader said that issues of load shedding, inflation, unemployment, and law and order had gone out of control, and the government, instead of making efforts to address the issues, had brought forth a new matter by proposing legislation which sought to protect its own interests through two separate constitutional amendments limiting the role of the Supreme Court in contempt of court cases and legalising double nationality holders to hold public offices. "One can only lament and question the intelligence of the rulers over such moves," he added.
Nisar questioned who was the government trying to deceive, adding that it did not have two-thirds majority in the National Assembly as was proved during the voting on the 20th Amendment and also during the recent election for the prime minister.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) would strongly oppose the government moves with all its strength on both the issues, he announced.
He further said that the rulers could not be given a licence to marginalise the superior judiciary in such a manner. "Passing of such laws would give a free hand to the government to openly mock and defy court decisions and the PML-N will never become a party in this unholy alliance, the major objective of which is to restrict and limit the role and authority of the superior judiciary of Pakistan," Nisar said.
"Similarly, the bill seeking to amend the constitutional bar on double nationality holders to hold public office is also a blatant attempt to limit the role of the Supreme Court in the matter and subvert the recent decisions taken by the apex court in the matter," he added.