LAHORE - The Pakistan Peoples Party has decided to become a party before the SC in the reference filed by the President of Pakistan under Article 186 of the Constitution challenging the conviction and sentence of founder father of PPP Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. The decision was made through a resolution passed at a party meeting held at the Central Secretariat, Islamabad on Tuesday.

PPP secretary general Sardar Latif Khosa has been authorised to file an application as in the nature of an intervener to the proceeding of the apex court in the reference.

“Since the PPP which is now headed by his grandson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari feels that the stigma on the face of superior judiciary needs to be erased, thus the judgements under challenge through the Presidential reference being per-in-curium need to be revoked, nullified, set aside, reversed and revisited in the interests of justice and the grandeur and glory of the SC as well as strengthening the rule of law and enforcing the Constitutional mandate in its true ethos and spirit”, said the resolution.

A news release issued from Bilawal House, Lahore said that PPP has decided to become a party to the reference because it has been found necessary “to straighten and set the course of history right which stands distorted by the dictatorial regime of General Zia ul Haq who deposed the then Prime Minister, dissolved the Parliament and Assemblies, imposed Martial Law, fabricated, forged, manipulated, created false evidence and masterminded the false criminal prosecution against the greatest leader of the Third World”.

The resolution described Z.A Bhutto the acknowledged statesman of Muslim Ummah, the architect of the Constitution and saviour of the 90,000 plus soldiers from the Indian prisons. 

It noted that judicial verdict of Lahore High Court headed by the illegally appointed Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Maulvi Mushtaq Ahmad by Gen. Zia ul Haq was wrought with illegalities and irregularities which have been widely commented upon by jurists within and abroad unanimously proclaiming the worst judicial precedent, tantamounting to the judicial murder of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.