By suggesting that he was the Prime Minister and not a peon Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has now openly proved that he doesn’t qualify as a Prime Minister in a country that wants to be a democracy, where all citizens of that state are equal in front of the law. His reply to the Supreme Court only constitutes a glaring contempt of the apex court. In the same vein, Prime Minister Gilani is quoted as saying that the president can’t be left at the ‘mercy’ of a foreign magistrate”. Again, it must be remembered that Switzerland applies the laws of the land regardless of the person under consideration. And why should the law of the land not be applicable to Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, who was not the president at the time when he was alleged of all those crimes. In a country where the political rulers have no idea what democracy is all about and the lawyers are supporting them in their undemocratic behaviour, democracy is doomed. So the lawyer of our Prime Minister needs to be told that politicising the issue for personal gains is considered unethical practice and falls under intellectual corruption.
ALI ASHRAF KHAN,
Karachi, March 21.