LAHORE
Zero tolerance of the chief justice for corruption is appreciable but there is need of ‘major surgery’ to eliminate the menace. Controlling law and order situation, prices of CNG and petrol are not the functions of the Supreme Court. These thoughts were shared by Senator SM Zafar at TECH Society Club while speaking about his newly published book titled “Story of SM Zafar in his own words”. Engr. Abdul Majeed Khan, Zubair Sheikh, Dr. Sadiq, Jameel Gishkori, Engr. Mushtaq Ahmed Bhatti and Engr. Mahmudur Rehman Chughtai also participated.Senator Zafar said: “A segment of our society does not want elections in Pakistan, they are trying to impose their own system.” He said he never supported any dictator. He, however, always tried to strengthen democracy in the country. He said: “I joined the Pakistan Muslim League from start of my career and I am still associated with the same party.” I refused to join the cabinet of General Ziaul Haq in spite of getting written approval of Pir Pagara. Initial period of democracy is always difficult phase during which I played a pivotal role,” he claimed.“When Zulfikar Bhutto contacted me through Khar before leaving for Delhi to meet Indira Gandhi for negotiations, I advised him not to recognise Bangladesh,” he said. Zafar said that the publishers refused to print his book titled “Dictator - who?” but Altaf Hassan Qureshee printed it and then Bhutto government confiscated all copies. Highlighting his major achievements as a Senator, SM Zafar said regarding Dr Afia he advised the government to engage a good council for her defense after meeting her in USA along with five other members of Senate Committee for Human Rights.  “I introduced Library Act as head of Senate’s Education Committee. Nowadays I am trying to promote the mission of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan because the promotion of education is imperative for development of any society,” he added.