PPP to hold ‘Pakistan’s biggest rally’ for Bhutto’s death anniversary

Article 6 of the Constitution should be removed as it has become redundant, says Raza Rabbani

Our Correspondent April 02, 2016

SUKKUR: This year's rally in Garhi Khuda Bux to mark the death anniversary of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto will prove to be the biggest in the history of Pakistan, said Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah.

He was talking to the media after chairing the meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders and workers in connection with Bhutto's death anniversary at the residence of Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah in Sukkur on Saturday afternoon.

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"No matter what people think or say about Asif Ali Zardari, but the credit for restoring democracy in the country goes to him," said Shah. However, since Zardari is not well he will remain in touch through video conferencing while Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will address the rally, he claimed.

Speaking about the grand alliance, he said that such alliances were also made in 1980 and 2013. He advised the parties involved in the grand alliance to keep their eyes open and take up real issues.

The army is not available for population census but the federal government has assured us that census will be conducted this year, he added.

Flawed system

According to the principle of law, when any article of the constitution becomes redundant, it should be removed, said, Senate chairman Raza Rabbani while talking to the media in Garhi Khuda Bux on Saturday.

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"How can a man who is under-trial under Article 6 of the Constitution be allowed to leave a country?" he asked.

He urged upon the political parties to join hands and scrap Article 6 by making a constitutional amendment. According to him, the article has failed to protect the country, constitution and the parliament.

The Supreme Court and Lahore High Court should also implement Article 4 of the Constitution, he claimed.

Declaring Bhutto's execution as judicial murder, he said that despite the lapse of two and half year the case is not being heard.

Rabbani refrained from commenting on the joint constitutional amendment by PPP and Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz to trim the powers of National Accountability Bureau. "However, I would be able to comment on it after two years."

Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2016.


goldconsumer | 6 years ago | Reply With 25m worth of Biryani, you can do that..
Badar | 6 years ago | Reply When will the evil cult of Bhutto die?
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