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Rawalpindi High Court Bar: Former President Sajid Ilyas Bhatti Says Apex Court Saves Democracy from DerailingShamim Masih Salem-News.com
Bhatti said traitors would be held accountable through a vote.
(RAWALPINDI, Pakistan) - Sajid Ilyas Bhatti said the "Apex court saves democracy from derailing" while talking with the editor of daily Punjab Express, on Friday March 1, 2013. Representatives of the civil society and people from various walks of life were present.
Bhatti was asked by Tahirul Qadri to go back at the same flight on which he came.
While giving his message to the anti-democracy forces, he said the country could not be run without political parties. He said the people were democratic and politically conscious and would not allow anybody to derail the democracy. He said, “Our youth, our daughters and sons and ‘black coat’ are guarantee of clean and transparent elections.” he said.
“Had there been no democracy in the country, we would not have to listen to an imported Maulvi for three days.”
He said that Qadri had read the constitution but did not read the clause of the constitution as to how the members of the Election Commission could be removed.
“If he had read, he would not have talked about the reconstitution of the Election Commission,” he added.
Bhatti said that the traitors would be held accountable through a vote.
He said, “We are ready to save the democratic institutions and the democracy.”
He said that the sacrifices offered during eight years for the democracy would not be allowed to go to waste.
Talking about former President Musharaf's announcement, he said he has nothing to do with the present political system. Whatever he has done with the democracy will always be remembered.
No party can sweep in the coming election, he claimed.
About Shamim Masih
"I am Christian rights activist and freelancer Pakistani journalist specializing in writing about Christians rights for the different papers in the world. My aim is to create a peaceful environment in the society and to help eliminate Christian persecution through my writing as I bring the plight of these brave people under the spotlight of the whole world."
Shamim Masih was born in Sheikhopura's village and raised in Gujranwala, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province. He earned his Bachelors Degree from the University of the Punjab, Lahore majoring in English, Economics and Statistics; he also received a Masters Degree in
As a freelance writer and author, Shamim has written for different papers in the world; his expertise is in writing articles highlighting different social issues. He has served as freelance chief reporter and column writer in “Minority Times” in Islamabad, and a number of Shamim's articles have been published in local papers as well.
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