There is no moral, legal and political excuse for the government now of not setting up Judicial Commission to investigate the allegations of rigging after the similar disclosures in NA-122, said Tanvir Ashraf Kaira, Secretary General PPP, Central Punjab , in a statement issued from here today.
He said that the White Paper issued by PPP contained irrefutable evidence of electoral manipulations in the constituency and therefore it was imperative that the veracity of the allegations should be determined by a Judicial Commission of the Supreme Court. Fair, free and impartial elections are the lynchpin of the democratic process, he maintained.
He pointed out that the wide spread allegations of riggings had put a question mark on the legitimacy of the Parliament and the government must address it, sooner than later. In the absence of such step, the inevitability of the political turmoil cannot be wished away, he added.
He further said that such investigations were also the demand of the PPP that had been victimized in the elections held in May 2013 but accepted the results for the sake of the continuity of the political process.
He pointed out that it looked that the present government was the bigger danger to democracy because it had proved itself beyond any shadow of doubt of shooting into its feet with its own gun by creating back to back crisis of extraordinary nature having direct torturous bearings on the day- to- day life of the common people.
The situation has aggravated because of the legitimacy of the electoral process and the apathy of the government as after excessive load shedding of gas and electricity, petrol has evaporated from the country and the long queues of consumers at the filling stations manifested the abject mismanagement of the government.
He maintained that the people’s patience was tipping over the edges and they might be constrained to take law into their hands to turn over the apple cart altogether landing the country to anarchy. How the political system will withstand egregious ways of the mandarins, he asked?