Enough is enough, Ahsan Iqbal tells CJP

Published: April 25, 2018
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Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal PHOTO: REUTERS

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal PHOTO: REUTERS

Federal Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said the civilian government has equal dignity and self-respect as any judge or army official, before saying enough is enough.

Addressing a seminar the interior minister wondered if politicians in Pakistan are worse than their Indian and Bangladeshi counterparts. He said there is a rise in the formation of ‘patriot groups’ in Balochistan and South Punjab.

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Iqbal said he is committed to the cause of making Pakistan rise and one has to understand that politicians also have self-respect and dignity just as much as any army official or any judge.

He continued saying that the CJP must quit insulting everyone and he does not possess the right to abuse openly. Iqbal requested the CJP to have a big heart and not get agitated by minuscule issues.

Iqbal shared that CJP Nisar alleged that the minister was involved in certain appointments and if there’s evidence the CJP must issue a charge sheet against Iqbal.

“The CJP has no right to mock and insult us. Enough is enough,” Iqbal stated.

Ahsan Iqbal addressing the audience said Pakistan dropped two catches as far as economic progress was concerned. He said the country’s success story was cut short in the 1960s, while the economic reforms were cut short during the 1990s.

Iqbal further said everyone is willing to think of investing in CPEC globally. He added saying the US and Europe are rather keen to invest in CPEC. He also said that Gwadar’s master plan will trump the plan that was set for Hong Kong.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Joker
    Apr 25, 2018 - 3:07PM

    Next elections should be held only to determine the self respect and any dignity in a current politician of Noon League PPPP and ANP. The leaders of these parties have proved exactly the opposite. Ahsan Iqbal himself is one such person who holds Aqama. This should shut him up. Recommend

  • Saad Khan
    Apr 25, 2018 - 3:27PM

    What you were before politics, and look at your wealth now, all you have looted from us, you Punjabi tolla Lahore and Sialkot abd Faisalabad, have made Pakistan bankrupt.Recommend

  • cautious
    Apr 25, 2018 - 9:03PM

    The voters are suppose to select their govt – not judges. It’s about time someone starting to push back against overreaching judges.Recommend

  • masoom
    Apr 25, 2018 - 9:18PM

    Almost Everyone in higher position or in power is corrupt but only finger is pointed to politicians by other untouchable corrupts !Recommend

  • Sabi
    Apr 25, 2018 - 11:57PM

    In old days those who had the fort had the crown. In today’s world those who have the media have the narrative have the crown and you politicians! You never had the media hence no respect no power. Fight for it.Recommend

  • ABC
    Apr 26, 2018 - 9:40AM

    @masoom:

    Its general public, which is always painted corrupt by everyone not politicians. And its also general public who gets prosecuted fairly or unfairly. So stop selling your “munjan” of only politicians Recommend

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