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10 February 2021, Wednesday I Vol 2, No.41

Legal fraternity extends support to lawyers; condemns CDA



The reaction of bar councils to the lawyers' violence, the PDM's stance on upcoming Senate elections, and the 239th Corps Commander meeting.

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PR Editorial, 10 February 2021
On the Senate elections and the rates for politicians, Imran has a point.
Today, Imran Khan in one of the media address raised a crucial issue about the role of money in purchasing the Senate elections. He asked: “Do we want to hold [Senate] elections according to this same system when we know there is a money market set with rates for politicians?” He had also accused the entire political opposition of knowing about the same but not making an effort to change it, despite being in power for the last 30 years “because they themselves make money from it.”

The circulation of an old video, showing someone as taking money before 2018 elections and placing them in a bag, should be more than a coincidence.

However, Imran Khan has a valid point. There are two issues here; first, political parties engaging in horse-trading, through which they bribe members of other parties to vote for the former. The other case is even worse; individuals with money power paying to the political parties to get them nominated and subsequently get themselves elected. The second happens not only for the Senate elections but also in other elections. Not only in Pakistan but also in the rest of South Asia, this has become a practice, in which individuals pay a huge amount to political parties to allow them to contest in elections. It is unfortunate, that political parties also indirectly encourage this trade, as they do not have to spend for elections in the constituency. The above practice has other domino effects that would reduce the entire electoral and political processes into a sham.

Imran Khan has a point. Not only for Pakistan but also for the rest of South Asia.

 

In Focus
Legal fraternity extends support to lawyers; condemns CDA
Islamabad Bar lawyers highlight increasing lawlessness among lawyers 

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On 9 February, Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) and Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) demanded the reconstruction of demolished lawyers’ chambers. The two bar bodies called for taking action against the Capital Development Authority (CDA) claiming its anti-encroachment drive to be illegal. Further, they also demanded the withdrawal of FIRs against the lawyers and pushed for the transfer of the Islamabad Deputy Commissioner. (Wajih Ahmad Sheikh, “Punjab bar, LHCBA back capital lawyers over issue of demolition,” Dawn, 10 February 2021)

Few lawyers condemn violence 
More than 70 lawyers in the  Islamabad Bar released a statement condemning the violence by their colleagues and called for strict action against those involved in the act. They believed, “an attack on the judiciary is an attack on the very foundations of the legal profession.” They highlighted this incident as one among the growing trend of lawlessness in the fraternity. (“Lawyers demand action against colleagues who attacked IHC CJ,” The Daily Times, 10 February 2021)

Media condemns violence, calls it “Act of defiance and disrespect for law” 
An editorial in Dawn says, lawyers’ associations supporting their fraternity while condemning the CDA reflects a “moral crisis within the members of the bar.” The editorial recalls various instances wearing lawyers resorted to violence and says it is high time bar councils hold lawyers accountable and “discipline their lawbreaking colleagues instead of condoning their actions.” If not, these bodies will be equally responsible for the confrontational behaviour of the lawyers, and the consequences that could follow. (“Lawyers run amok,” Dawn, 10 February 2021)

Similarly, an editorial in The News International says the latest act of violence by the lawyers is an “act of defiance and disrespect for law.” It suggests that the lawyers could have displayed their contention against the CDA’s move and presented their demands through peaceful protests as such instances “do little to build respect for the law in a country where it has already been badly undermined.” (“State of law,” The News International, 10 February 2021)

Another editorial in The Express Tribune says repeated acts of violence by the legal fraternity is a matter of shame to Pakistan. The editorial opines, the latest incident threatens everyone irrespective of class and profession. It highlights the erosion of Rousseau’s social contract and says the “deterioration should have been nipped in the bud.” (“Lawyers at it again,” The Express Tribune, 10 February 2021)

Opinion pushes for enforcing rules of conduct
An opinion in The Express Tribune outlines that the legal fraternity is expected to uphold dignity under its obligation to the Constitution and under the Legal Practitioners Act, 1973. The author says “rowdy attitude, assaults, vandalism and above all, violations of the rule of law and touts are a curse consuming the fabric of the legal profession.” It warns that nothing can sustain for long if it is built on flawed foundations and calls on the bars to enforce rules of conduct to  maintain the dignity of the profession. (Syed Akhtar Ali Shah, “The legal profession, conduct and justice,” The Express Tribune, 10 February 2021)

 

Parliament alone can break silence of Constitution on open voting, says Fazlur
Urges SC to stay away from Senate elections controversy

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On 9 February, PDM chief Fazlur Rehman asked the Supreme Court to not get involved in the controversy surrounding the upcoming Senate elections saying the open voting system would require a constitutional amendment. He said, “The judiciary can only interpret the constitution to clear ambiguity in any clause. But it is parliament alone that can break its silence of the constitution on some point.” He was speaking at a PDM rally in Hyderabad. (Mohammad Hussain Khan, “PDM asks SC to stay away from open Senate vote row,” Dawn, 10 February 2021)

Fazlur Rehman and Bilaway Bhutto reiterated their stand that PM Imran Khan was a “selected PM.” Bilawal referred to the Senate elections and said the PTI government is seeking help from the establishment for the same. Fazlur Rehman echoed this; he referred to the open voting controversy and said the government was bent on “rigging” once more. (“Naya Pakistan turned out to be expensive Pakistan: Bilawal,” The Nation, 10 February 2021) (Imtiaz Hussain, “March will be in March: Bilawal, Establishment must admit past mistakes: Fazl,” The News International, 10 February 2021)

Senate elections manifest all flaws in Pakistan’s democracy, says opinion
An opinion in Dawn says controversies over Senate elections have never hit such a low before. The author says the chaos in the National Assembly last week reflects the dysfunctionality of the legislature. He says the Senate elections, characterised by acts like horse trading, have always been a manifestation of all that is flawed in Pakistan’s democracy. Despite this, the political leadership has failed to initiate a process to ensure transparency.

Further, he questions the timing of the push for changing Senate election rules. He recalls 2018 Senate elections as the most tainted one and asks why the government is now bent on moving the amendment; after all, there was no move to build a parliamentary consensus on changing the Senate election rule. (Zahid Hussain, “A flawed system,” Dawn, 10 February 2021)

 

National interest above everything else, says COAS
Expressed complete satisfaction over countering hostile intelligence agencies’

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On 9 February, COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa during the 239th Corps Commanders’ Conference stated “Dividends of improved security situation including return of international cricket in the country is a result of numerous sacrifices rendered and challenges overcome to eliminate extremism and terrorism from Pakistan. We will stay the course InshaAllah.” Further, he maintained that the enormity of the security challenges warrants a holistic national response, keeping national interest above everything else. (“Army top brass stresses need to keep national interests above everything,” The Daily Times, 10 February 2021)

239th Corps Commanders’ Conference: A review of the regional and domestic security environment
During the 239th Corps Commanders’ Conference, the participants undertook a comprehensive review of regional and domestic security environment with special focus on the situation along borders, internal security and other professional matters of the army. They also stressed on the need to ensure continuous operational preparedness to prevent any possible misadventure from the adversary.
Further, the forum expressed complete satisfaction over countering hostile intelligence agencies’ design to disrupt peace and progress particularly in Balochistan and Gilgit Baltistan and deliberated upon the improved security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa agreeing on the requirement for early implementation of reforms in newly merged tribal districts. On the Afghan negotiation, the forum expressed hope for peaceful and stable Afghanistan for regional peace and stability. Further, the forum reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to the Kashmiri people. (“National interest above everything else,” The Nation, 10 February 2021)


In Brief
INTERNAL
Three bullet-riddled bodies found in Shanzani area
On 9 February, bullet-riddled bodies of three people were found in Shanzani area along the Coastal Highway. According to police, deceased were being acquitted of murder charges by a sessions court in Gwadar, but went missing. Further, the police said the murder of the three was the result of old enmity. (Behram Baloch, “Bullet-riddled bodies of three men found,” Dawn, 10 February 2021)

SC sought complete details of the privatization plan of PSM
On 9 February, the Supreme Court sought the complete details of the privatisation plan of Pakistan Steel Mills (PSM). During the hearing, the Chief Justice asked from the ministers that what the government plans to do with the Pakistan Steel Mills, to which the Federal Minister for Privatisation stated that the bidding would take place in September or October, adding that the privatization process would be completed only after the settlement between the Mills management and the employees. Further, Federal Minister for Planning and Development said that the ownership of the steel mills would remain with the government of Pakistan. (Shahid Rao, “SC seeks complete details of PSM sell-off plan,” The Nation, 10 February 2021)

Govt should first fix the structural issues plaguing the power sector, says Editorial
An editorial in Dawn states that although IPPs new ‘binding’ agreements with the government would assist in the settlement of the dues and reduction in future capacity payments and prepare the ground for a temporary decline in the circular debt, however, that only would not be enough to stop the debt build-up in future let alone clear up the existing stock. The editorial states, unless the government fixes the structural issues in the power sector, it should forget about the liquidation of circular debt stock. (“Agreement with IPPs,” Dawn, 10 February 2021)

EXTERNAL
Pakistan to ask China for debt relief on power projects’ loan
On 10 February, The News International reported that Pakistan is planning to ask China for relief on payments for power projects Beijing financed over the past eight years. Although Islamabad has not made any formal request yet, the two countries have discussed easing terms on the repayment of debt on about a dozen power plants that are part of China’s Belt and Road financing. (“Pakistan to seek debt relief from China power projects’ loan,” The News International, 10 February 2021)

 
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Today, all major newspapers in Pakistan – Dawnthe Newsthe Nation and the Express Tribune had condemned the violence perpetrated by the lawyers in Islamabad High Court.

Zahid Hussain in his column in Dawn writes that “Pakistan’s Senate elections manifest all that is flawed in the country’s democratic process.” Lt Gen Talat Masood, in his column in the Express Tribune, draws lessons for Pakistan from the coup in Myanmar coup, and argues, “Dynastic politics, and absence of democratic values and culture within Pakistan’s political parties will have to change if democracy has to be strengthened.”

On India-Pakistan relations and J&K, Amb Ashraf Jehangir Qazi writes on the relevance of Shimla agreement vis-à-vis the UN resolutions and argues “no agreement between India and Pakistan such as the Simla Agreement or the Lahore Declaration can be validly interpreted as derogating from the UN acknowledged and still unexercised rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

 

"Child rights cannot be ensured on the basis of myths. They can only be provided by managing realities. Worsened by an obscene gap between rich and poor, Pakistani children continue to remain vulnerable, unless their parents are paid well enough and the state is able to check a runaway population."

-An opinion in The Express Tribune
on 'Child rights, myths and realities'

 

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01 June 2020, Monday, Vol 1, No.32

Drivers of Karachi Violence

30 May 2020, Saturday, No 1, No.30

Gwadar port ready for the Afghan goods

29 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.29

Pakistan remembers 28 May Nuclear Tests

24 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No.24

Pakistan This Week

22 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.22

The missing girls of Pakistan

21 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No.21

Locusts threaten Pakistan's food security

17 May 2020, Sunday, Vol 1, No 17

Pakistan This Week

15 May 2020, Friday, Vol 1, No.15

Disregard for SOPs peaks Covid-19 cases

14 May 2020, Thursday, Vol 1, No 14

Violence in Afghanistan and the Media in Pakistan

12 May 2020, Tuesday, Vol 1, No 12

Smart Lockdown, SOPs vs Social Realities

9 May 2020, Saturday, Vol 1, No 9

Record COVID-19 spike in a single day;