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Achakzai calls for adherence to constitution to save Pakistan  

By News Desk

May 20, 2024 06:21 PM


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Chairman of the Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Mahmood Khan Achakzai has said that the country is regressing rather than progressing, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

 Speaking at a seminar in Islamabad on Monday, Achakzai emphasized the need to stop those he accused of destroying the country, warning that failure to do so could lead to the country's disintegration.

"Pakistan was not established to abuse its citizens," he stated. Despite the nation's abundant resources, he questioned, "Why are we still starving?"

The PkMAP leader pointed to a lack of adherence to the constitution as the primary cause of Pakistan's woes.

He expressed concern that discussions about the constitution are often taken as attacks on specific institutions.

Achakzai called for the military to remain within its constitutional boundaries, similar to armed forces worldwide.

"We want our forces to be the best in the world, but they must operate within their constitutional limits," he said.

Achakzai also criticized the pervasive influence of intelligence agencies, suggesting that reliance on such entities undermines the country's governance. "We say that the country cannot run without spy agencies," he noted.

Achakzai echoing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif stressed the importance of respecting the vote and ensuring that all citizens are treated equally.

He condemned the current state of the judiciary, describing it as being under undue pressure. He illustrated his point with a hyperbolic example, stating that in today's Pakistan, a wealthy individual could claim another man's wife and receive a favorable court ruling.

 The PkMAP chairman asserted that citizens must take to the streets to protect the Constitution if it is further violated.

"One martial law after another has plagued this country. If the constitution is trampled again, we must all rise to defend it," he urged.

Highlighting the corruption in the Senate elections, Achakzai revealed that votes were being bought for Rs 60 to 70 crore.

Achakzai underscored the urgent need for reform and vigilance to safeguard Pakistan's future.

 

Reporter: Tayyab Saif 


News Desk


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