LAHORE - PML-Q chief Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain has said that supporters of Article 6 should also read Article 63(g) of the Constitution, which says the parliamentarians who utter derogatory remarks to defame the army and judiciary would face disqualification.
He expressed these views addressing PML-Q lawyers’ wing convention at Muslim League House on Saturday.
Shujaat said, “The people propagating Article 6 should also read Article 63 (g) of the Constitution, which clearly states that any parliamentarian who tries to defame the judiciary and the armed forces or uses derogatory language will be disqualified from membership of the parliament.”
PML-Q chief without elaborating in what changes they desired in the Protection of Pakistan Bill said, “We will not allow Protection of Pakistan Bill to be passed in this form.”
He also announced a legal cell of PML-Q lawyers’ wing based at Muslim League House, which would provide free legal aid to the poor and destitute.
Shujaat demanded that the government should disqualify the ministers who were publicly admitting that they had delivered strong speeches against army and they were taking revenge of the events took place after October 1999.
He said PML-Q would not have regretted if it had lost the elections after fair polls but but, he added, they lost elections due to foul play of returning officers and not by the opposing candidates.
Praising Chief Justice of Pakistan for making provision of justice at lower level as his first priority, Shujaat expressed the hope that the chief justice would take practical steps including setting up of a special cell to save the overseas Pakistanis properties from forcible occupation by the land grabbers.
On this occasion, PML-Q lawyers’ wing unanimously passed several resolutions of which the first rejected the Protection of Pakistan Bill, while others condemned the murders of lawyers in Rawalpindi and Karachi and demanded early arrest of the accused.
Shujaat said there could be a change of guards through unexpected events.