Bilawal seeks justice in Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case
March 10, 2020 05:03 PM
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto on Tuesday demanded the revival of the case of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto in which the justice had been both delayed and denied so far.
Addressing the Lahore Bar High Court, Bilawal said that the party has been kept on the other side of the stick where detentions without a trial had been the norm.
Praising the role of the lawyers, he said: “Legal profession is a noble profession, and you’re doing the profession that was practised by the founder of Pakistan.”
While pointing out the gender discrimination which extended to the higher courts, the PPP leader said “We want more representation of women judges in the higher courts,” adding “When Benazir Bhutto was the prime minister she had appointed five women judges to the higher courts.”
In addition to seeking justice in the case of his maternal grandfather, Bilawal said: “We’re still awaiting justice in ZAB and BB’s murder cases.”
PPP Chairman also recalled the sacrifices of the party for bringing democracy in Pakistan, and said: “It was People’s Party that gave the country a legitimate constitution after 26 of its formation.”
“It was only due to that constitution that we gave to the country, the provinces could be represented adequately.”
He said although the PPP is a staunch supporter of the judicial freedom that they can claim since 1973, “We demand at least one appeal against the suo moto.”
Bilawal said, “now we await justice in Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and BB’s cases from the judiciary.”
About the government’s ban of the student unions, the PPP leader said “Student unions are considered the first voice of society,” and criticized the government for its anti-student union laws, equating them with “colonial laws.”