The Asghar Khan case has revealed how the nation’s money was used to form the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad in 1988, said Governor Latif Khan Khosa on Tuesday.
He was speaking at a meeting of the Faisalabad District Bar Association. The governor said the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) was striving to strengthen democracy and institutions. Khosa praised the lawyers for standing up to a dictator to fight for the supremacy of law. “Your role in restoration of judiciary and democracy will always be remembered,” he said.
The governor said that like the lawyers, the PPP had sacrificed a lot. The governor said the PPP had succeeded in bringing about reforms because of which no dictator would ever be able to seize power. He urged the people to support the PPP in the general elections “to weed out terrorism and extremism”. The governor also gave a Rs5 million cheque to bar officials.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 24th, 2012.