Sanaullah asks what opponents will do if PML-N wins elections

Pir politicking because son was refused ticket: Sanaullah


ASIM SHEZAD December 08, 2017
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LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah has said that all political and non-political forces are working on the agenda to end the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government before the Senate elections but what will they do if the PML-N wins the general elections.

In an interview with the Daily Express, the law minister said success of democracy will be that elections are held on time.

Elaborating on the Model Town report, he said it is non-decisive and incomplete, adding that it does not clarify as to why the clash between the police and the protesters happened.

He said the Model Town report does not fix responsibility on anyone. In the last paragraph of page 73, it says that the user of the report should decide about the responsibility himself; therefore, all the parties are interpreting the report in a way that suits them, Sanaullah added.

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In the opinion of former LHC chief justice Khalil-ur-Rehman, “The report should have pointed out the reason of clash between the police and the protesters and which party resorted to firing first. But the findings cannot be useful for any case or evidence. Our stance is that the report is incomplete. There were a few things in the report that could create hate on religious lines. We had reservations on the competence of the report; therefore, we did not publish it earlier.”

Sanaullah said Pir Hameeduddin Sialvi had requested a party ticket for his son Qasim Sialvi but it could not be granted so he was politicking. It is a baseless claim that he has 15 resignations of parliamentarians. If he is doing this all to establish relations with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, we have no objection over his efforts but we will not let him succeed in his efforts to befool people under the guise of religion.

He said Ulema should take notice of this, adding that it was extremely wrong to use religion and people’s faith to gain political and worldly benefits. As the Constitution and the law of the country do not allow this, religious scholars should limit politics to politics only, he said.

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