Islamabad, February 22, 2020 (PPI-OT):”Submitting to the demand of the Pakistan Bar Council and the legal fraternity, Mr. Anwar Mansoor Khan’s decision to resign from the post of Attorney General for Pakistan; withdrawing his controversial and uncalled for statement made on 18-02-2020 during hearing of Justice Qazi Faiz Isa’s case by the Supreme Court; and tendering apology to the apex Court, are the welcome and appreciable steps. But divulging certain facts by him while speaking to the media afterwards that his statement before the Supreme Court was in line with the stance of the Federal Government and the concerned person in the Government was fully aware of it, is gravely alarming as it reflects nefarious designs of the Government to bow down the Judiciary.
Mr. Farogh Naseem, Federal Law Minister, being the key person and Incharge of the Law Ministry which primarily deals with matters relating to the Judiciary and in view of his dubious past conduct in respect of filing of the Reference against Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa; being lead Counsel of General Musharraf in high treason case; and his having all set to become Counsel for the incumbent COAS in his case of extension in Service, looks to be the master mind of the conspiracy against the Judiciary, which demands thorough probe and investigation by a high level Judicial Commission. Needless to add that his past amply reflects that instead believing in the supremacy of the Constitution, the Rule of law, democracy and civil authority through democratic process, he always takes pride to support and serve the undemocratic forces in power.
As the role, conduct and activities of the Federal Law Minister, are aimed at to undermine the independence of Judiciary and continuity of democratic process of Government as per the Constitution, are against the national interest and thus are earning bad name for the incumbent Government, the Prime Minister of Pakistan is urged upon to immediately expel him from the Federal Cabinet in the larger national interest and continuity of the democratically elected Government, lest it is too late.”
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Supreme Court Building, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan