Secretary General Pakistan people’s Party Punjab, Tanvir Ashraf Kaira has rejected the demand of the PTI Chief Imran Khan of associating the officials of the army with the proposed Judicial Commission of the Supreme Court assigned to investigate the rigging allegations in the elections held in 2013.
He said that such proposal from the PTI Chief should not be treated seriously because its implementations might end up in the confrontation of the both institutions with serious ramifications for the country.
He pointed out that the acceptance of the proposal would also mean dragging of the army in the area filled with dangers of triggering unnecessary controversy in the media that might divert the attention of army from its primary responsibility of defending the country.
He pointed out that the constitution did not allow such arrangement for the army in domestic politics and assigning such role would set a bad precedent detrimental to the evolution of the political system in the country.
He said that the role of the agencies in the Asghar Khan case was still fresh in the memories of the people when Benazir Bhutto was defeated in the elections with the connivance of agencies by forming IJI.
The Supreme Court’s judgment in this case directed the government to take action against those who contemplated to steal the mandate of the people and were instrumental to defeat the very purpose of the constitution.
Mr. Tanvir Ashraf Kaira said that the PPP had always took the stand and opposed the army’s role, directly or indirectly, in politics of the country adding the suggestions of the PTI Chief was against the consistent policy of the PPP.
He said that the PPP treated the army with great respect as defenders of the frontiers of the country and it was in pursuance of the same policy that the PPP leadership had been extending unwavering support to army in the fight against terrorism.