Altaf Hussain  English News  Urdu News  Sindhi News  Photo Gallery
International Media Inquiries
+44 20 3371 1290
+1 909 273 6068
[email protected]
 
 Events  Blogs  Fikri Nishist  Study Circle  Songs  Videos Gallery
 Manifesto 2013  Philosophy  Poetry  Online Units  Media Corner  RAIDS/ARRESTS
 About MQM  Social Media  Pakistan Maps  Education  Links  Poll
 Web TV  Feedback  KKF  Contact Us        

Prejudicial remarks of the judge of Supreme Court point to a conspiracy to break the mandate of the MQM: Altaf Hussain


Prejudicial remarks of the judge of Supreme Court point to a conspiracy to break the mandate of the MQM: Altaf Hussain
 Posted on: 12/2/2012
Fresh delimitation of constituencies in Karachi alone without census will be illegal and unconstitutional
Chief Justice of Pakistan must take notice of the remarks of the judge



Addressing a mammoth gathering in Jinnah Ground in Azizabad, the Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has warned against imposing judicial martial law in the country. He said that the MQM cannot be eliminated through state operation or conspiracies.
“The remarks of the honourable judge of the Supreme Court about fresh delimitation of electoral constituencies in Karachi so that no party has a monopoly are an affront to 20 million people of Karachi.”
Mr Hussain asked the audience to raise their hands if they rejected the prejudicial remarks of the judge of the Supreme Court. The crowd rose their hands in unison said that they rejected the remarks.
Mr Hussain said that the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry must take suo motu notice of the remarks of said judge as the right to give majority to any political party to take back the mandate rests with the people and not with any judge.”
“I want to make it clear that the people of the country would not allow anyone to rob their democratic right. The remarks of the honourable judge of the Supreme Court are discriminatory, prejudicial, malicious and in contravention of the law and constitution of the country.”
“The premise that the law and order situation in Karachi would improve by making fresh delimitation of constituencies is misleading. Law and order and electoral constituencies are two completely different things.”
“Election issues should better be left to the Election Commission of Pakistan as it was their domain and do not fall within the purview of any court. Undue interference in the work of the Election Commission would compound the problem even more even if it is done with the best of intentions.”
“The Delimitation Act of 1974 makes census as the basic requirement for new delimitations. The Supreme Court has ordered for carrying out new delimitations of constituencies in Karachi alone without holding census which is totally against Section 9 of the Delimitation Act of 1974.”
“The Delimitation Act does not speak about monopoly of any political party. The word monopoly is not present in any clause of the act. How far is it justified to term the popular support and mandate of any political party as monopoly?”
“No court has the right to direct the Election Commission to change electoral constituencies in way that no party has a monopoly. It is the inalienable right of the people to give their mandate to the party of their choice. No one can deprive people of their basic right.”
“Will the judges decide as to which party has majority in a particular constituency. Different political parties have majority support in different cities of the country. If the observation of the Supreme Court is valid in the case of Karachi, why such observation was not made for the rest of the country?”
“The remarks about new delimitations in Karachi point to a conspiracy to break the popular mandate of the MQM. The people of Karachi reject the highly prejudicial remarks.”
Referring to the judgment of the Lahore High Court on Kala Bagh Dam, Mr Hussain asked if the courts would decide about the construction of dams. “The people of Sindh have rejected Kala Bagh Dam and hence the LHC must take back its order.

12/6/2016 4:23:37 AM