Vawda foresees ruthless and across-the-board accountability

Says day of accountability is fast approaching, where everyone, regardless of their status, will be held responsible

News Desk April 27, 2024
Former federal minister Faisal Vawda. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Senator Faisal Vawda has reiterated the crucial need for a fair judicial system as a prerequisite for the country's progress. He cautioned that a day of accountability is fast approaching, where everyone, regardless of their status, will be held responsible.

In an exclusive interview with a private television channel, Vawda urged Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif to ensure accountability within his own family, particularly calling for the scrutiny of his elder brother, Nawaz Sharif.

He also claimed that incarcerated PTI founder Imran Khan fell prey to certain individuals' influence who may have forced him to ‘pull the trigger’.

"If someone is being targeted with criticism, everyone deserves a response. Both positive and negative aspects are evident on social media. Negative individuals are either spoiled offspring of influential figures or mere in-laws lacking employment opportunities, thus engaging in such activities," he remarked.

He noted that when the government lowered the price of bread, the court issued a stay order, prohibiting the sale of bread at reduced prices. However, no such order was issued when the bread price was increased. "As lawmakers, it is our responsibility to both enact and enforce the law," he asserted. "Reforming the judicial system is imperative."

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After the regime change in 2018, Imran Khan received calls from two judges and was assured that the case will be withdrawn. "If we have to change the law due to the May 9 incident, we will do so," he maintained.

Vawda underscored the importance of media, particularly highlighting the role of Kyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Amin Gandapur, stating, "Gandapur is being given a lot of importance by the media."

He said Imran Khan is in jail and everyone wants to take advantage of his popularity, adding that all leaders of PTI are in contact with the PTI founder from left, right and centre. "Some people want Imran Khan to remain in jail, and want to take advantage of his popularity,” he remarked.

He said Mohsin Naqvi is a capable man, adding that man does not wield power; it's the chair that empowers you.

He recalled his opposition to false cases against Rana Sanaullah, stating, "I had opposed bogus cases against him. When Rana Sanaullah was in jail and I was the minister, I had opposed the bogus case against him."

Vawda expressed gratitude for several meetings with President Asif Zardari, stating, "He is my senior. I am not affiliated with any party. I have written in writing that I belong to no party."

He hinted at cabinet changes, stating, "There are indications of changes in the cabinet within two years."

Vawda concluded by stating, "Forgiveness for the May 9 incident is not possible. Party members convinced Imran Khan. He was swayed by some people. The trigger was pulled by those people."

He also lauded the Pakistan Army's sacrifices, stating, "Making fun of the sacrifices of the Pakistani army is intolerable." Regarding negative propaganda, he said, "Negative propaganda is aimed at sowing discord and confusion."


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