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During the hearing of the case related to local body elections in the Supreme Court, Justice Qazi Faiz Issa remarked that the country was being destroyed in an orderly manner.
During the hearing of the case in the Supreme Court regarding the local body elections, Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan said that the census was conducted in 2017 but the final notification has not been issued yet on which Justice Qazi Faiz Issa inquired whether after 2017 all Went?
The Attorney General said that Sindh and others have objections on the census. The federal government has formed a committee on the objections on the census. A re-census will be conducted on 5% blocks in Sindh. There were also objections.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa said that do not name any political party, it is a constitutional matter, was Sindh’s objection to population reduction? No decision could be taken on the census from 2017 to 2021. Is Pakistan being run like this? These are daily matters.
Justice Maqbool Baqir remarked that the ordinance comes in 2 to 6 days. No decision has been taken on the census so far. This is not a matter of priorities but is done deliberately.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa asked who is the chairman of the Council of Common Interests? On which the Attorney General said that the Chairman of the Council of Common Interests is the Prime Minister.
Justice Faiz Issa asked whether the Prime Minister had convened a meeting of the Council of Common Interests. On which the Attorney General said that the Prime Minister had called the meeting but for some reason it could not take place.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa of the Supreme Court said that local body elections are a constitutional requirement. When it comes to local body elections, provinces start losing their problems. The Punjab government dissolved local bodies and killed democracy.
He further said that there would be some reason for dissolution of local bodies of Punjab government, local governments were dissolved in martial law era but this was not heard in democracy.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa inquired whether Punjab had become in the mood to abolish local government. On which Additional Advocate General Punjab said that a new law of Punjab Local Government has been made.
Justice Faiz Issa remarked that I am not ashamed to say that the media is not free in the country, how the media is being controlled in the country, how the real journalists are being thrown out in the country.
He said that the country is being destroyed in a systematic way because when the media is destroyed, the country is destroyed. Is the plant planted in the morning uprooted in the evening to see how strong its root has become?
Justice Maqbool Baqir remarked that judges should avoid such talk but what to do? There is no ideal situation in the country, how long will they remain silent.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa said that every opponent is being described as a traitor and a supporter of the government is being called a patriot. By abolishing the local government, the Punjab government has clearly violated the constitution. They will continue to do so. If democracy is lost, even half of the country will be gone. The media people are losing their temper.
Justice Maqbool Baqir said that if he did not correct himself, time would run out and people were cursing him.
Justice Faiz Issa remarked that the situation of Punjab should be like that of East Pakistan, the people of Punjab were deprived of their rights.
He said that the Election Commission is afraid of the expenses of the local body elections, says that the election will cost 18 billion, I calculated that this expenditure is equal to the development funds given to 36 members of the Assembly, it is the people’s money. ۔
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa said that if there is an issue of census then it should be done again, on which the Attorney General said that the decision on new census will be taken in the Council of Common Interests.
Justice Qazi Faiz Issa asked the Attorney General whether the media in Pakistan is free. Attorney General, answer yes or no.
The Attorney General said that Justice Sahib should give any option other than yes or no, to which Justice Qazi Faiz Issa said that a referendum should be held with the media persons present in the court room, media persons should raise their hands to ask whether the media is free.
No journalist raised his hand on the question of Justice Qazi Faiz Issa, to which Justice Qazi Faiz asked the journalists to raise their hands who think that there is freedom of press in the country, no journalist raised his hand on this.
He said that those who ban media are criminals, they should be in jail, our constitution is the guarantor of freedom of media, they control the media and are happy to hear their praises, those who are happy to hear their praises are psychologists. Should go to
Attorney General Khalid Javed Khan said that the country was in a state of war, to which Justice Maqbool Baqir said that there was indeed a war going on in the country but against the people.