Remarks Of A Judge Of The Supreme Court On Delimitation Of Constituencies In Karachi Are Unconstitutional, Undemocratic And Prejudicial: Altaf Hussain
The Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that the remarks made by a certain judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan during the hearing of Karachi Lawlessness case, and reported in a print and electronic media to the effect that delimitation of constituencies should be done in Karachi in such a manner that there was no monopoly of a single party, were totally unconstitutional, undemocratic and prejudicial. These remarks betray open enmity against Karachi.
He said that the full bench hearing the Karachi Lawlessness Case, headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan, had said that the delimitation of constituencies should be done according to law, but the remarks made by a judge of the bench of the Supreme Court yesterday are in contravention of section 9 of the Delimitation of Constituencies Act 1974. The law does not mention any kind of “monopoly” and that the delimitation of constituencies without a fresh census would be against the spirit of law and the constitution.
Mr Hussain demanded of President of Pakistan Mr Asif Ali Zardari, the federation of Pakistan, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan Mr Justice Iftakhar Muhammad Chaudhry and other impartial and unbiased judges of the Supreme Court to take immediate notice of the issue and start proceedings under the constitution against the judges who have made highly prejudicial remarks.
Mr Hussain was addressing a gathering of MQM Rabita Committee MNAs, MPAs, Senators, lawyers, legal and constitutional experts and other office-bearers of different wings of the MQM on the telephone at Nine Zero.