Whitening black money

It is almost as if the ordinance was designed to whiten black money, the proceeds of corruption, that was invested in the stock market. Promulgated on Wednesday, it provided that the source of any investment in stocks would not be questioned, provided it remained invested for 120 days, from 24 April, the commencing day of the ordinance, to 30 June 2014. Even prior to the promulgation of the ordinance, the immunity can be availed provided the investment is for 45 days till 30 June. The ordinance comes at a peculiar time, just a month before the federal budget’s announcement, and it will be made part of the Finance Act that will be presented them. If not presented, it will still be valid until August 24, the normal four-month period of an ordinance. It is almost as if there was someone who had a mass of black money, planned to put them into stocks, and then take them out, and thus get the money, now whitened. The ordinance contains a number of other measures related to the stock market, notably to the capital gains tax and the introduction of a capital value tax of 0.01 percent, not adjustable and a final liability.

It is not just the timing which is awkward, but also the fact that this comes at a time when the government is facing a huge number of corruption accusations. It is to be assumed that this corruption has resulted in large amounts of anonymous cash, which the corrupt at the moment particularly need, what with elections due early next year and campaign funding urgently required. If the government had wanted to show off that its members were guilty of corruption, only a bald statement would have been a blunter statement.

If the government wishes to avoid the charge of providing avenues for whitening the proceeds of corruption, it should repeal this ordinance forthwith, and certainly not include it in the coming Budget. The stock market is not in such desperate straits that it needs black money as a lifeline. That excuse must not be made to justify a measure that only encourages corruption at a time when the realization is spreading that corruption is ultimately paid for by the taxpayer. The government has a record of pandering to special interests, but it should not pander to criminals, and must not help them hang on to their ill-gotten gains, or to make legal what is illegal. That would be to add the insult of being trampled by those who have got hold of money to the original injury of these crooks having profited from corruption.

Another contempt?

Prime Minster Gilani has questioned the implication of his disqualification following his sentence by the Supreme Court in a contempt of court case on Thursday. First, soon after the court’s pronouncement, he chaired a cabinet meeting that extended him full support and upheld this view. Secondly, he addressed the National Assembly on Friday, asserting that no one except Parliament and the NA Speaker had the authority to disqualify and unseat him. One wonders whether Mr Gilani’s stand disregarding the court judgment constitutes another contempt; it certainly is the continuation of confrontational policy of the government. Parliamentary supremacy that would brook no intrusion from any outside agency is now a well known principle with the PPP and its allies. It first found expression as part of the logic of not obeying the verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance. Though entirely inconsistent with the norms of democratic governance, as universally observed in countries where this system is in vogue, the PPP-led government and its supporters cite it as a means of strengthening democracy. Somehow, they hold the view that any attempt at whittling down this principle, even by the country’s highest judicial institution, would amount to derailing our nascent democracy. To stress this point, Mr Gilani maintained that “we have been trained in the democratic mould” and thus he would not let any move to harm democracy succeed. He conveniently forgot that his first political assignment was Minister under military dictator General Ziaul Haq.

During his address on the floor of the House, he severely criticised the Sharif brothers and indirectly threatened that the Punjab government could be brought down only with intelligence; funds were not needed. The PPP believed in the policy of taking everyone along though it had the opportunity to form government in the province in 2008. In a somewhat ridiculing manner, he said that one brother would not recognise the President and the other the Prime Minister, adding that if anyone did not have confidence in him he could bring before the House a no-confidence motion.

Several eminent jurists have in the meantime observed that Mr Gilani stands convicted, he is disqualified under Article 63 (i) g to remain an MP, hold the office of Prime Minister or any other office under the government. It is a matter of great pity that Mr Gilani and his party refuse to abide by the cardinal principle of the Constitution that binds all, without exception, to bow before the judicial verdicts, let alone of the Supreme Court. There is no other way to establish the writ of law in the country. The government should know that the eyes of the entire world, particularly of friendly countries, are on Pakistan hoping that democracy takes firm roots here and is able to get out of the effects of harm done to its polity by the several bouts of military rule which had prevailed here.

Petroleum Ministry decides to suspend gas supply to IPPs

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources has decided to suspend gas supply to independent power producers (IPPs) in the country following non-disbursement of arrears of Rs 21 billion. Federal minister Dr Asim Hussain said following the severe energy crises in the country the ministry was providing gas to power companies to maintain a smooth supply of electricity adding that gas to the fertilisers has been stopped. He said IPPs had to pay Rs 21 billion and after several warnings to IPPs no development had been seen from their side. He said due to non disbursement of funds gas companies and the ministry faced difficulties therefore “we don’t have any other option left but to suspend the gas supply to these plants”.
He said the government was committed to taking steps to meet the energy requirements of the country and in this regard negotiations with Iran over an IP project were in progress. He said negotiations on the ministerial level were underway and Iran had also assured Islamabad of providing crude oil with credit line $50 billion. Hussain said decision to suspend the gas supply to the IPPs has decided following the critical situation in the country. He said that companies needs funds to spend on their own infrastructure and other different projects as ministry has not additional money to support the gas companies in the country. In this regard, IPP’s Advisory Council Chairman Abdullah Yousaf told online that the decision of suspension of gas to the IPPs was unjust and unfair. He said the government had not cleared liabilities of billion of rupees to IPPs and “now we have given deadline to the government to clear the arrears”. Abdullah Yousaf said if the government stopped the gas supply to the four plants of IPPs then these plants would be shifted on diesel and government would have to pay 137 billion additional amount. If government afford it then it should continue, Abdullah added. Yousaf said that during the second energy conference Prime minister has assured smooth supply of 207 mmbtu gas to the IPPs in the county and now if such steps were taken then situation would be more critical.

A slippery customer: Corporate sector ‘evades’ Rs415 billion in taxes

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Mumtaz Haider Rizvi has said that the corporate sector is evading Rs415 billion in taxes annually in connivance with chartered accountants.

He was speaking at a pre-budget seminar organised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) of Pakistan here on Friday.

Out of the Rs800 billion annual tax gap, the income tax gap was 79% and 65% of that gap (Rs415 billion) came from the corporate sector, which avoided paying taxes in connivance with the chartered accountants, said Rizvi.

He also asked the “country’s rich” to sweep their own doors first, before asking for sweeping the doors of FBR. “If you give a bribe of Rs10 to a tax official, you also steal Rs990,” said Rizvi, who admitted the existence of loopholes in the tax collection system.

Almost all multinational companies were evading taxes, he said. He countered their claim that they were paying taxes, saying they paid sales tax and that too after recovering from consumers.

Rizvi said these big firms were showing losses on their investments and cited the example of cement manufacturers, who have been showing losses for the last four years and same is the case with most of the oil companies.

Speaking about budget priorities, Rizvi said from July 1 the government would withdraw most of the statutory regulatory orders (SROs) in a bid to simplify the complicated tax codes. He said the slabs of customs duties would be reduced to either five or six from the current nine slabs to simplify the tax codes.

However, the government will not withdraw four SROs to protect some industries, including the automobile industry.

This is contrary to what Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Dr Nadeemul Haque has claimed. According to him, the government will withdraw the four SROs.

Rizvi announced that the tax system would be simplified further and made transparent and predictable. “The next budget will be investment, employment and growth-oriented.”

He said tax rates would not be increased, certain duties would be reduced and some tax brackets would be slashed. “One who earns more should pay more,” he remarked.

Tax exemption for IPPs

In a case of double standards, former FBR chairman Abdullah Yousaf gave a lecture on paying taxes for the welfare of the nation, but when asked whether he would advise the government to withdraw the income tax exemption granted to the independent power producers (IPPs), he replied “this is not the option”.

Yousaf is the chairman of IPPs Advisory Committee and also a lead adviser to the government on increasing the tax base. The government has exempted IPPs income from tax that costs billions of rupees in lost revenues.

Officials left juggling numbers to justify 4 percent GDP growth

ISLAMABAD: Apparently, on pressure of the Finance Ministry, the Pakistan Statistical Bureau (PSB) has been forced to find justifications to show improved Gross Domestic Produce (GDP) growth figures close to 4 percent for the outgoing fiscal 2011/12.


The PSB, Secretary Statistics Division Sohail Ahmed on Friday announced to present the growth figures and the re-basing methodology before the Advisory Governing Council to get validation on results that were already made public on Thursday. The base year for calculating GDP growth percent was moved from 199/200 to 2005/2006.


The authorities have taken a summersault within 24 hours of unveiling the provisional GDP growth figure of 3.2 percent for 2011/12.


The top guns of Statistics Division told the media that there was no pressure on them either from Minister of Finance or his Ministry for showing improved growth figures. The Finance Ministry seems perturbed with lower growth than anticipated by Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.


The minister had claimed before the multilateral donors that the country would achieve GDP growth of 4 percent in the outgoing fiscal, but the National Accounts Committee (NAC) approved GDP growth figure of 3.2 percent for 2011/12.


“Yes, we committed a mistake by not stressing upon one fact that the actual figure of GDP growth was revised upward from 2.4 percent to 3 percent. The jacked up base resulted into decreasing GDP growth of outgoing fiscal year by 0.6 percent and showing 3.2 percent growth which otherwise would have been close to 3.8 percent of GDP,” Secretary Statistics Division Sohail Ahmed said while briefing reporters on Friday.


“We don’t have pressure from any side and wanted to get input of economic experts on these results,” Ahmed further said.


PBS Director General Arif Mehmood Cheema said that the Governing Council, which came into being after enactment of new PSB law for granting autonomy of statistical bureau, would meet next week for reviewing the GDP growth figures and re-basing methodology. He said that PBS would defend the GDP growth figure of 3.2 percent that was calculated keeping in view international standards.


On re-basing of GDP growth exercise from 1999/2000 to 2005/06, various questions were raised even by members of NAC on Thursday, such as Secretary Planning Division Asif Bajwa inquired that why value of banking services decreased by Rs100 billion that would also cause reduction in per capita income during the current fiscal year.


During the press briefing, PBS DG Cheema said that it was internationally accepted practice that money transfer is not considered service in banking sector and services are only considered which banks offer to their customers.


The Secretary Statistics Division said that the IMF asked Pakistan to prepare quarterly GDP data in accordance with Special Data Dissemination System (SDDS). “We will start calculating GDP growth on quarterly basis from coming December 2012,” he added.

CM urges NGOs to work for educating special children

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that welfare organisations should come forward for provision of educational facilities to special children and in addition to big cities, the scope of such facilities should also be extended to the villages.


He said rehabilitation of persons suffering from mental and physical disabilities through proper education and training could transform them into an excellent human resource.


He said the Punjab government was taking comprehensive measures under an organised programme for rehabilitation of special persons and besides provision of education, training and modern treatment facilities, various skills were also being imparted to them.


He said public-private partnership was also being encouraged in the education and training as well as rehabilitation of special persons.


The chief minister was addressing a meeting of the board of directors of the Punjab Fund for Rehabilitation of Special Persons on Friday.


He said that rehabilitation of special persons was the collective responsibility of the society and NGOs and philanthropists should come forward to play their due role in this regard.


He said arrangements had been made through the Special Education Department in the province for the education and training of special children. He said in addition to provision of free education, transport, textbooks and treatment facilities, comprehensive measures had also been taken for bringing special children into the mainstream.


The CM further said that Punjab government had decided to set up a state-of-the-art rehabilitation centre in Lahore for the education, training and treatment of special children. Similarly, he said, provision of proper facilities was also being ensured to special children in the Children’s Hospital as well as DHQ hospitals.


Shahbaz said the provincial government was encouraging active and vibrant NGOs endeavoring for rehabilitation of special persons.


He said not disability but apathy towards the disabled was a crime. He said there was need to promote such values in the society as could encourage special persons.


He said that parents should send such children to the special education centres as education would be a big help to them in leading a normal life.


Advisor Zakiya Shahnawaz, the Planning & Development chairman, secretaries of Health, Finance and Special Education, Punjab Fund for Rehabilitation of Special Persons Vice-Chairman Maratab Ali, Punjab Educational Endowment Fund Vice-Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib and Justice(R) Amir Raza were present.

Nawaz to use all options to force Gilani out

LAHORE: PML-N President Nawaz Sharif has promised to use all options within and outside parliament, including agitation and long march, for forcing a convicted prime minister out of his office.


At a press conference held at the party’s Model Town Secretariat on Friday after holding a meeting with the party stalwarts, including the opposition leader Ch Nisar, opposition leader in the Senate Ishaq Dar, party chairman Raja Zafar-ul-Haq and all the four provincial presidents, Nawaz said the office of the prime minister was vacant after the judgment of the Supreme Court on the conviction of Gilani. He claimed that the country was without a legal government after the April 26 judgment of the Supreme Court following which the prime minister and his cabinet did not have any legal status.


He opined that all the government steps after the SC immoral. He again appealed to Gilani to immediately resign, otherwise be prepared for any unpredictable situation, including every sort of demonstrations within and outside the National Assembly, Senate and agitations and long marches.


He appealed to the people to participate in their struggle. He asked the people to be prepared for the agitation and long march as time for the change had arrived. He claimed that they would also talk with the lawyers in this regard.


He claimed the people should not indulge in further interpretation of the constitution regarding presidential immunity after judgment from the SC. He stated he did not find any justification of continuing politics if he did not raise voice against this injustice. He appealed to every patriot to get out of his house for protection of the judiciary.


He claimed Gilani had decided to violate the SC judgment at any cost even if it had given verdict that he would go straight to Multan instead of the Prime Minister’s House. Nawaz deplored that Gilani should have shown his allegiance to the constitution under which he had taken oath of his office instead of exhausting his energies for President Asif Zardari.


Responding to a query that one of the Sharif brothers was voicing against the president while the other had targeted prime minister, Nawaz claimed even the Supreme Court did not recognize Yusuf Raza Gilani as legal PM. He stated he had no personal enmity with anyone but he just wanted to uphold law and constitution.


He stated PPP should not drag the country towards further legal and the constitutional crises. President Asif Zardari is responsible for the prevailing crises, Nawaz said and asked from him as to how many more prime ministers he would sacrifice for his personal gains. He claimed that the entire issue was related to the Swiss Bank as every Pakistani wanted that the plundered wealth should be returned. He stated the stance of his party was very clear, as he had no personal enmity with Zardari or Gilani.


Talking to the media, Nisar criticized the role of National Assembly speaker who allowed Gilani in the middle of question hour session to hold a speech, a few minutes before Friday prayers. He said his party members had boycotted the National Assembly proceedings while their senior leadership was in Lahore to attend this meeting when the convicted PM suddenly joined the proceedings and delivered a speech.


He claimed he recognized Gilani neither an elected MNA nor prime minister, and his act of joining assembly proceedings was an illegal act. Nawaz briefed the media that the PML-N is holding joint session of CWC and parliamentary committee to decide further course of action.

Lyari tense as 12 more die in violence

KARACHI: The Lyari locality of the city witnessed more violence on Friday with the police forcing the gangsters to retreat but not without a fight. As the operation, which was launched two weeks ago continued, the policemen captured more areas of the troublesome locality from criminals, who were on the retreat.


The day was marked by an attack on MNA Nabil Gabol (PPP) and his security staff, who came under a grenade attack from armed gangsters near the Miraan Naka Bridge in the evening but remained unhurt. Their vehicles, however, were damaged in the attack.


On the other hand, the police claimed to have killed four gangsters on Friday in an operation carried out by the Anti-Extremists Cell (AEC). The criminals also targeted innocent people and two policemen.


By Friday night, 12 people had been killed in Lyari in two days of violence. On Thursday, the gangsters had killed three people, which also included a PPP leader and a policeman.The situation markedly deteriorated on Friday with criminal gangs openly using hand grenades and rocket launchers and damaging many buildings and police vans. They also injured among others three on Friday morning he along with his team comprising men from District South Police, Frontier Constabulary and Police Commandos raided the area of Cheel Chowk where they had information that Uzair Baloch, Noor Mohammed alias Baba Ladla and Taj Mohammed alias Taju were hiding.


On seeing the police team they opened fire, which was retaliated and a gun battle took place during which they managed to clear the areas of Cheel Chowk. The gangsters used grenades and rockets. During that crackdown they arrested 10 to 15 gangsters and also recovered huge cache of arms from their dens.


On Friday afternoon the police received the news that miscreants have killed one Malik Mohammed Mushtaq who was on his way to attend the funeral prayers of deceased PPP leader Malik Mohammed Khan.


The police immediately reached the spot where they had an encounter with the gangsters who initially fired rockets, which hit the police van injuring DSP Qamar Zaman and PC Waqas. They were later moved to Civil Hospital Karachi (CHK). Inspector Idress Bangash SHO of Chakiwara police station was also severely injured and was also shifted to CHK. In the attack five more people including Mumtaz (18) were injured.


SSP Khan while confirming the attack upon the policemen claimed that the police had raided the gangsters’ den in Kalakot and arrested Fida Hussain alias Fidu and Shoaib and also recovered arms from them near Gabol Park. The two later confessed that they were close associates of Baba Ladla. The police afterwards cleared the area of Gabol Park and Afshani Gali of gangsters and moved forward to clear Lyari.


In the evening the police again confronted the gangsters near Lyari Degree College and apprehended Abdul Ghani, another close associate of Baba Ladla, who later succumbed to injuries, SSP Khan added.


The police then entered the Nava Lane area of Lyari where again they had a brief encounter with the gangsters in which Naeem alias Lahoti, the right hand man of Baba Ladla and wanted by the police in a number of cases related to murder, extortion, kidnapping for ransom and other heinous crimes, was killed.


Moreover, armed hooligans opened fire on the passer-bys near Dubai Chowk, injuring five persons including two youngsters Abdul Rehman (11) and Saud Ahmed (14).In Pak Colony area armed gangsters targeted two police commandos killing one of them. The deceased constable Hameed was posted at Razzaqabad Training Centre and was resident of Keamari.


Late on Friday night armed gangsters killed Inspector Ghulam Dastagir in Kalakot area. Police said that the deceased was posted in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and was heading for his home when was targeted near Cheel Chowk.SSP Khan claimed the police have cleared Nava Lane, Cheel Chowk, Baghdadi, Kalri, Gabol Park, Afshani Gali and very soon the whole of Lyari would be cleared of gangsters.


Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Sindh, Mushtaq Shah, has said that the police were conducting targeted operation against the criminal elements and the operation will continue till the city is purged of the criminal elements. He appreciated the Lyari Operation and announced cash reward of Rs0.5 million for the injured policemen including SHO Chakiwara Idress Bangash. Lyari was tense till our going to the Press.

CEC seeks detailed judgment from SC on PM

ISLAMABAD: The newly-independent Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday formally requested the Supreme Court for the provision of the detailed judgment in Gilani’s conviction case so that the commission could determine what it needs to do in the light of the apex court’s order and as per its constitutional mandate.

Acting Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan told The News that the ECP, which met here on Friday to discuss the SC’s short order in Prime Minister’s conviction case, has also deliberated on the issue of the role of the Speaker National Assembly and the ECP as per the constitution and law.

When asked if there arises a conflict between the judgment of the apex court and the position taken by the Speaker NA, Justice Shakirullah Jan said that the ECP would decide the matter as per law and constitution.

Justice Jan, who is also the Puisne judge of the Supreme Court, did not offer his comment when asked if the Speaker NA could sit as a judge on the judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. “The Election Commission would comment on this only when such a situation arises,” he said.

The CEC said that the ECP has received the short order of the Supreme Court, which on Thursday convicted Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani. He said that a meeting of the ECP was convened on Friday to discuss the short order. Justice Jan said that the deliberations of the ECP on the subject would continue on Monday to reach to some conclusion on the matter.

Following the decision of the ECP, Justice Jan said that a letter on behalf of the ECP has been sent to the SC on Friday for the provision of the detailed judgment. “In the light of the said judgment, we want to determine our role,” the Acting CEC said.

To a question, he said the short order as received by the ECP indicates the application of Article 63(1)(g) for which the Commission has a role under the law and the constitution. Justice Jan explained that the detailed judgment was required to clearly determine what the Commission needs to do.

Justice Jan said the short order does not contain any definite direction for the ECP with regard to the Article 63(1)(g) which envisages five-year disqualification for anyone convicted for offences reflected in the same article.

The Article 63(1)(g) reads: “he has been convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction for propagating any opinion, or acting in any manner, prejudicial to the ideology of Pakistan, or the sovereignty, integrity or security of Pakistan, or morality, or the maintenance of public order, or the integrity or independence of the judiciary of Pakistan, or which defames or brings into ridicule the judiciary or the Armed Forces of Pakistan, unless a period of five years has elapsed since his release;”

The CEC said that Article 63(2) and Article 63(3) reflect on the role of the ECP as well as the Speaker NA regarding the disqualification of any member of the parliament.

Article 63(2) and (3) reads as: “If any question arises whether a member of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) has become disqualified from being a member, the Speaker or, as the case may be, the Chairman shall, unless he decides that no such question has arisen, refer the question to the Election Commission within thirty days and should he fail to do so within the aforesaid period it shall be deemed to have been referred to the Election Comission. (3) The Election Commission shall decide the question within ninety days from its receipt or deemed to have been received and if it is of the opinion that the member has become disqualified, he shall cease to be a member and his seat shall become vacant.”

Mushahid Ullah Khan’s reaction on PM Gillani’s speech in N.A

وزیراعظم نے اپنے قومی اسمبلی کے خطاب کے دوران ایک بارپھراعلی عدالتوں کی حیثیت کو چیلنج کیاہے ۔مشاہداللہ خان

حکمران پارلیمنٹ میں اپنی اکثریت کومحض اپنی ذاتی خواہشات کے تابع رکھنا چاہتے ہیں ،یہی رویہ عوام کومسلسل پارلیمنٹ سے بدزن کرتاجارہاہے اورعوام نے 2008ءمیں جو امیدیں وابستہ کی تھیں آج عوام پارلیمنٹ سے ماےوس ہوچکے ہیں ۔

آج وہ ایک متفقہ نہیں بلکہ ایک متنازعہ اورمجرم وزیراعظم ہیں،انہیں چاہیے کہ وہ اعلی اخلاقی اقدارکامظاہرہ کرتے ہوئے ےاتو رضاکارانہ طورپراپنے عہدے سے الگ ہوجائیں ےاپھر عوام میں دوبارہ اپنی اکثریت ثابت کرنے کےلئے پارلیمنٹ سے اعتماد کا ووٹ لینے کی ہمت پیداکریں ،مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن)
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پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن) کے مرکزی سیکرٹری اطلاعات سینیٹرمشاہداللہ خان نے کہاہے کہ وزیراعظم نے اپنے قومی اسمبلی کے خطاب کے دوران ایک بارپھراعلی عدالتوں کی حیثیت کو چیلنج کیاہے ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ وزیراعظم اوران کی جماعت ادارو ںکو کہیں تو لوٹ کھسوٹ کرکے تباہی کے دھانے پرلے جاچکی ہیں اورکہیں ان اداروں کی حثیت کو کومتنازعہ بناکرانہیں تباہ کرنا چاہ رہے ہیں ۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ پارلیمنٹ کا کام قانون سازی کرنااورملک اورعوام کی بہتری کےلئے پالیسیاں مرتب کرناہے لیکن حکمران پارلیمنٹ میں اپنی اکثریت کومحض اپنی ذاتی خواہشات کے تابع رکھنا چاہتے ہیں ،یہی رویہ عوام کومسلسل پارلیمنٹ سے بدزن کرتاجارہاہے اورعوام نے 2008ءمیں جو امیدیں وابستہ کی تھیں آج عوام پارلیمنٹ سے ماےوس ہوچکے ہیں ۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ انصاف دلانااورانصاف دیناعدالتوں کاکام ہے نہ کہ پارلیمنٹ کا۔انہوں نے کہاکہ وزیراعظم نے اپنے بیان کے ذریعے خودپارلیمنٹ کوبھی متنازعہ کردیاہے ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ پاکستان مسلم لیگ(ن) محض اکثریت کے بل بوتے پرحکمرانوں کی من مانیاں تسلیم نہیں کرے گی اوراعلی عدالتوں کے وقارکوداﺅ پرنہیں لگنادیاجائے گا۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ ایک طرف وزیراعظم اورانکی کابینہ نے اعلان کیاہے کہ وہ سپریم کورٹ کے توہین عدالت کے فیصلے کے خلاف ریویوپیٹیشن دائرکریں گے دوسری طرف انہوں نے پارلیمنٹ میں عدالت لگانے کابیان دے کر ایک نہایت ہی شرمناک منطق پیش کی ہے ،لگتاہے کہ وزیراعظم کواپنے جرم کااچھی طرح سے احساس ہے اوروہ ےہ جان چکے ہیں کہ انہیں اپنے کئے کی سزادرست طورپرملی ہے اسی لئے انہوں نے ریویوپیٹیشن دائرکرنے سے پہلے ہی واویلا مچانا شروع کردیاہے ۔مشاہداللہ خان نے کہاکہ چاہیے توےہ تھا کہ اپنے اقتدارکے آخری سال کے دوران حکمران اپنے اعمال سے رجوع کرتے اورکچھ توجہ عوام کودرپیش مسائل کے حل کی جانب مبذول کردیتے لیکن انہیں توصرف سیاسی شہادت کے رتبے سے ہی غرض ہے ،وہ ےہ رتبہ حاصل کرنے کےلئے کسی بھی سطح پرگرسکتے ہیں ۔انہوں نے کہاکہ وزیراعظم کوپوری اسمبلی نے متفقہ طورپرمنتخب کیاتھا توآج اسی اسمبلی کے ارکان کی بڑی اکثریت ان کاساتھ چھوڑکراپوزیشن بنچوں پربیٹھ چکی ہے ،آج وہ ایک متفقہ نہیں بلکہ ایک متنازعہ اورمجرم وزیراعظم ہیں،انہیں چاہیے کہ وہ اعلی اخلاقی اقدارکامظاہرہ کرتے ہوئے ےاتو رضاکارانہ طورپراپنے عہدے سے الگ ہوجائیں ےاپھر عوام میں دوبارہ اپنی اکثریت ثابت کرنے کےلئے پارلیمنٹ سے اعتماد کا ووٹ لینے کی ہمت پیداکریں ،خودان کی اپنی جماعت کے پیشترارکان ان سے صرف نالاں ہوچکے ہیں بلکہ انکے رویے اورکردارپرشرمسارہیں ،شایدوزیراعظم کونہ تو اخلاقیات کی فکرہے اورنہ ہی اپنے مینڈیٹ کاپاس رکھنے کی ، پانچ سال کے لئے مینیڈیٹ کا مطلب پانچ سال کےلئے کرپشن کی کھلی چھٹی نہیں بلکہ ملک کا نظم ونسق بہترین اسلوب پرچلانااورملک اورعوام کوآگے کی جانب لے کر بڑھناہوتاہے۔