The boots are coming; claims Asma Jahangir

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 9:39:05 by

Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Asma Jahangir has claimed the apex court’s judgment into the Rental Power Plants case ordering arrest of Premier Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has exposed the real face of the establishment’s organs, including the judges.


She was addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club. Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) President Mustafa Lakhani and Karachi Bar Association General Secretary Naeem Qureshi were also present.


“The long march, headed by Dr Tahirul Qadri, and the timings of the judgment of the SC regarding arrest of the sitting prime minister are a conspiracy to derail the democracy. It is a pre-planned conspiracy and the boots [army] are coming,” she said.


“The ‘black snakes’ of the judiciary have today bitten democracy and the rule of law. The legal fraternity and the public, political parties should play their pivotal role for democracy,” she said, adding that the practice Dr Qadri was introducing would affect the country’s institutions.


She said that if 50,000 people gathered in the capital and forced the government to bring changes as per their wishes, then the political parties could also do whatever they wished by gathering thousands of people. Asma said there would be no democracy in the country without the political parties and these parties should accept their mistakes and improve themselves.


“We don’t have any objection on removing multiple premiers. However, my question to the chief justice is what are the reasons for taking such a hard decision in a haphazard manner, either the premier was fleeing from the country or else. It is just a political conspiracy by the establishment,” she said.


She noted, “Dr Tahirul Qadri used to ride a motorcycle in 80s. He must tell the nation from what sources he has earned millions of rupees. If there were no lawyers in the movement for democracy and the restoration of judges, many people must have signed an agreement with the establishment. The judges who were restored with the struggle of the lawyers have been unmasked through such decisions.”

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1 Comment for “The boots are coming; claims Asma Jahangir”

  1. shame

    Those who defend the corrupt are corrupt themselves.
    Asma is a ppplia and she is sponsored by ppp to speak up against army and judiciary. her daughter’s wedding was attended by other corrupt PM, gilani. so much for her impartiality as a lawyer. very biased.

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