Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, President Punjab PPP, in a statement issued from here today demanded the formation of Supreme Court Judicial Commission sooner than later as per the demand of the PTI in the interest of safeguarding and promoting national unity against terrorists.
He added that the government should not hesitate in this regard as the sake stakes are high indeed, he observed.
He suggested that the government should announce the setting up the Commission before January 18 because the PTI had already announced the resumption of sit-ins politics from the date. Pakistan is in a state of war and cannot afford the political division at this critical juncture of its history, he added.
He pointed out that the whole focus of the present government should be the extermination of terrorism as per mandate given by the entire political leadership of the country. Instead, it should be leading to foil any attempt to undermine the objectives of the mandate, he asserted.
Rationalizing the setting up of the Judicial Commission, he said that holding of fair, free, impartial were absolutely critical for the development of undiluted democracy in the country and empowering the people against the radicals.
He said that the PPP was the victim of the rigging as well and would insist the setting up of the Commission so the festering issue was settled once for all to the satisfaction of all the political parties crying horse about rigging.
He suggested that the government should not drag its feet in this regard because the inordinate delay would strengthen the impression of the government as hiding skeletons in their cupboards.
He said that the issue of Term of References should be resolved amicably which was proving hitherto as a stumbling block in the way of the progress in the direction of the formation of the Judicial Commission.
Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said that both the parties should seriously consider associating the third Party in the negotiations that might facilitate in ending the agonizing stalemate between the government and the PTI.
He cautioned the government and the PTI that if their uncompromising stance hurt the unity now swaying right across the country against scourge of terrorism, the nation and the history would not pardon them.