Sherry Rehman ineligible to become Pakistani Ambassador since she is 'anti-Islam'

Petition argues that Rehman had tabled bill proposing amendments to Blasphemy law, which disqualifies her from the NA.


Express November 24, 2011

LAHORE:  A civil petition has been filed in the Lahore High Court challenging Sherry Rehman’s appointment as Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States.

(Read: Sherry Rehman appointed Pakistan's Ambassador to the US)

Advocate Mohammad Azhar Siddique filed an application submitting that the appointment of Rehman as ambassador was illegal. He said that she was still a sitting member of the national assembly (MNA) which made it unlawful to appoint her on any government seat until she tenders her resignation from the assembly seat.

The petition will be heard by Justice Khalid Mehmood of the Lahore High Court for November 25.

The petitioner argued that the LHC was already hearing a petition seeking disqualification of Sherry Rehman from the assembly for tabling the blasphemy laws amendment bill in parliament as member of the national assembly.

He said that the MNA stood disqualified under article 62(1), 62(e), 62(d) and 62(g) of the constitution for tabling an amended bill in the blasphemy act. He said article 2-A and 227 of the constitution protect religion Islam and the same was violated by Rehman.

He argued that the ambassador designate is supposed to protect national interest of the country which Rehman cannot do due to her anti-Islam stance shown to public. The petitioner prayed to the court to declared the appointment of Sherry against the national interests and annul the government notification issued for her appointment as Ambassador to US.

COMMENTS (16)

qadir abbasi | 11 years ago | Reply

well done sherrry rehman.she is so decent and experienced lady.

qadir abbasi | 11 years ago | Reply

She is well qualified lady.we should not use the name of islam in this debase politics.why we mix up islam with fascism.

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