Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Fawad Ch to face consequences of threatening constitutional body: Attaullah Tarar

Fawad Ch to face consequences of threatening constitutional body: Attaullah Tarar

ISLAMABAD (APP) - Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Interior and Legal Affairs Attaullah Tarar on Wednesday said that incumbent government did not believe in political revenge and victimization but those threatening the officials of constitutional bodies would have to face legal action.

Addressing a press conference along with PML-N leader Abid Sher Ali, the SAPM said that Islamabad police registered the First Information Report (FIR) against Fawad Chaudhry following the application of Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).

He said that the PTI leader used objectionable language and even threatened the head of ECP, its members, officials and even their families in his interaction with media at Lahore. "The ECP is a constitutional body and it is sheer violation as per Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) to threaten such bodies or their officials."

The SAPM said that law should take its course if anyone had been found involved in threatening the institutions and no dual standard would be adopted in such cases.

During the press conference, two video clips were also screened in which Fawad Chaudhry was threatening ECP officials and their families of dire consequences over appointment of the Punjab caretaker chief minister.

Attaullah Tarar said that PML-N leadership including Shehbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif, Marriyum Nawaz had to face imprisonment in fake cases while other leadership including Nihal Hashmi, Daniyal Aziz and Talal Chaudhry were disqualified as Senator and contesting election in cases with less severe case as that of Fawad Chaudhry.

The special assistant said that bail applications of PML-N leaders had been kept pending in past for years but it seemed astonishing to see activism in this case. PTI leader Fawad Chaudhry would have to tender unconditional apology and the myth about `untouchable PTI leaders’ would be eliminated through legal action.

PML-N senior leader Abid Sher Ali said that Ch Fawad Hussain would have to face the music on hurling threats to state institutions and challenging the writ of the law.

He said the erstwhile practice of abusing state functionaries and desecrating state institutions would not work anymore as the government had decided to enforce writ of law with full force. "Fawad Ch would be dealt with as per law of the land as he had threatened the institutions," he added.

Vehemently brushing aside, the impression about political victimization of Fawad, he said Fawad had committed violation of law brazenly and he must not be spared. "A person attacking state institutions would straight land in jail, irrespective of his position or status."

He said PTI chairman Imran Khan had destroyed the economy and pushed the country to the brink of default. "Imran also promoted the culture of abusing opponents," he added.