’No two standards acceptable on resignation issue’

KARACHI: Justice (retd) Wajihuddin Ahmed Monday said that according the constitution of Pakistan the resignations submitted by Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)’s national and provincial assembly members stand approved because these members have submitted their resignation to Speaker in written form and moreover these MPs have categorically told media that they had tendered their resignation without any coercion.

He said this, while speaking as the chief guest in a seminar entitled “Qaumi Yakjehti (National Solidarity)”, organized by Tanzeem Al-Ikhwan Pakistan Sindh, here at Karachi Press Club (KPC).

He said Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) leader Maulana Fazal-ur-Reham had already said in his previous statements that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) resignations should have been accepted. He said in same way MQM MPs’ resignations should also be considered as accepted otherwise it would be a mockery of the Constitution.

He said it is pity that the separate and parallel education system in Urdu and English has been running in the country. He, however, supported using English as an official language. He said Sir Syed Ahmed Khan is still remembered because he worked to promote the English language.

Talking about corruption in Pakistan, he said the politicians devour the budgetary funds of education and healthcare and other sectors. He said due to these corrupt elements, there is no real development work in the country.

He said the Metro bus project in Lahore is a big step of Punjab Government. He said on the other hand up to 70 CNG buses in Karachi are out of order.

Wajihuddin said as compared to the whole world, the religious minority in Pakistan are well tolerated and more facilitated. He said a large number of people belonging to Hindu community live in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Karachi. He said the minority people belonging to Sukkur and Ghotki districts are as much facilitated as Muslims, while the Muslims in India are passing their lives in miserable condition.

Central leader of Tanzeem Al-Ikhwan Mufti Sultan, Maulana Laeeq Ahmed Khan, Islami Yakjehti Council Allama Abdul Khaliq Fareedi and others also spoke.