MQM chief Altaf Hussain says no judicial martial law will be allowed

Monday, December 3rd, 2012 8:52:30 by

Hitting at the Supreme Court on delimitation order, Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Sunday said that his party will not allow a judicial martial law to be imposed in the country.


In a speech, broadcast to more than 38 cities, the MQM chief said that judges passed an order for the delimitation of constituencies in Karachi, under the guise of improving law and order.


He said that the order was intended to deny a single party from gaining electoral support in the city. Altaf Hussain said that constituency issues were the responsibility of the election commission and not the courts.


He said that no one will be allowed to rob the people of their rights. The MQM chief also said that the country was still under the rule of a feudal system. He also said that members of a single family can still sit in important positions of power in the country.


Altaf Hussain also warned of a conspiracy against the MQM by creating ethnic divisions. He said that all efforts to wipe out the MQM have failed.


He said that election issues should better be left to the election commission as it was their domain and “do not fall within the purview of any court.


The SC has ordered new delimitations of constituencies in Karachi alone without holding census which is totally against Section 9 of this act, he added.


“The Delimitation Act does not speak about monopoly of any political party. The word monopoly is not present in any clause of the act. How far is it justified to term the popular support and mandate of any political party as monopoly? No court has the right to direct the ECP to change electoral constituencies in way that no party has a monopoly,” he raised questions.


Referring to the judgment of the Lahore High Court on Kalabagh Dam, Altaf Hussain asked if the courts would decide about the construction of dams. The stated that the people of Sindh have rejected Kalabagh Dam and hence the LHC must take back its order.

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1 Comment for “MQM chief Altaf Hussain says no judicial martial law will be allowed”

  1. Raheel

    The notion of the military and the superior judiciary joining together is a wishful thinking on the part of the opposition political parties that could not knock out the federal government through the National Assembly and now wish that either the military or the superior judiciary or both removed the federal government. There is a wide gap in the perceptions of the superior judiciary and the military on governance and military affairs against the backdrop of the former’s populist disposition in pursuing judicial activism.

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