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Dismiss Pak govt: Musharraf to SC

Dismiss Pak govt: Musharraf to SC
“The Supreme Court of Pakistan should send this government home following the doctrine of necessity as the sitting premier Nawaz Sharif is not capable of running the affairs of this country,” Musharraf told Samaa TV during a talk show.

The embattled 71-year-old military leader, said that Sharif was living under the false impression that Pakistan was thriving under his leadership. “He is mistaken about his governance to a fault,” he said. “It is my heartiest desire to see good governance prevailing in Pakistan and it doesn’t matter who bring it about,” he said adding that “a third political force is the need of the hour.”  Musharraf, who is also the leader of All Pakistan Political Party (APML) political party, stressed that the country’s constitution should be amended if it was holding its growth back.

He also said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan’s solo flight had no future in Pakistan.

PTI chief Imran Khan and Canada-based cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri had launched an anti-government movement to oust the Sharif government. Both of them held marathon sit-ins in Islamabad last year.

Qadri wanted action against those responsible for the killing of his supporters, while Khan sought for audit of May, 2013 general elections won by Sharif.

Sharif fails to gather consensus for upcoming Senate elections

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday failed to carry the opposition parties on a government plan to pass a constitutional amendment for an open ballot in the upcoming Senate elections.

Parties remained divided over the issue, Dawn reported citing a ruling party source.

The prime minister will meet parliamentary leaders again on Saturday to discuss the constitutional amendment for an open ballot. Speaking to the media after meeting with the premier, former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said his party’s leadership believed that the government should take all the political leadership on board before any constitutional amendment.

“We are against any kind of rigging and horse-trading in the elections, but it is important for the government to build a consensus before introducing any constitutional amendment in parliament,” Ashraf said.

He also stated that the Pakistan People’s Party leadership wanted electoral reforms for transparent elections in future.

The government has drafted an amendment bill to bring crucial amendments to the constitution in a bid to hold the upcoming elections to 52 Senate seats in a manner that would end the “undemocratic practice of horse-trading”.

Earlier, Sharif convened a meeting of parliamentary leaders to discuss how to make the Senate elections transparent.


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