Panama verdict initiated to present powerful before law: PM Imran Khan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar initiated to present powerful before law through his verdicts in Panama Papers cases.
Addressing one day symposium on “Alarming Growth in Population”, the premier said that the Supreme Court initiated the process to take supremacy of law, adding that the chief justice laid foundation stone of Naya Pakistan through his verdicts in Panama Papers cases.
Imran Khan said that the steps that the top judge had taken should have been taken by democratic governments instead. He also said that a society can progress only if rule of law is upheld in the country. He said the basis of success of state of Madinah was rule of law. He said democracy and law complement each other.
Pm Khan said short term planning does not bear fruit, and only long term planning is a recipe to success. He mentioned that in new Pakistan rule of law is being implemented. He referred to the case of CDA that despite being under to him asked questions about his property in Banigala. He said six new legislations will be presented in the National Assembly soon to bring legal reforms.
Imran Khan said, being an eco-lover, he takes the issue of environment very seriously. He said population growth rate is also linked with increased burden on environment. He said the forests have been brutally cut down, leading to rising temperature in many parts of the country.
The prime minister said a strong political will is required to tackle the issue of mushrooming growth in population. He said education and technology will be used to control population. He said all stakeholders, including Ulema, have to play role in this effort and mosques should spearhead this message.
The prime minister a comprehensive campaign will be launched on population control in media to inform the people of the problems associated with rising population and also its impact on environment. He said everyone will be taken on board on this important national issue.
– CJ says population control is symbol of Pakistan’s survival –
Addressing symposium, CJP Saqib Nisar said the rapid rate of population is putting immense stress on our limited resources. He also said that an alarming rise in population needs utmost attention.
The CJP said no attention had been paid to population control in the country in the last 60 years. “We have to control the population. It is the symbol of Pakistan’s survival. We have to take this issue seriously,” he emphasized.
The CJP stressed the importance of education saying this was imperative to a nation’s growth. “The faculty of thinking is the most important. Those nations who sought education have progressed and those who didn’t haven’t.”
The top judge said essential resources like water are already facing pressure due to increased use by expanding population. He lamented that no attention was paid to build dams for the last 40 years.
He said media can play an important role in spreading awareness about merits of less population for national development. He assured the government of judiciary’s complete cooperation in implementing a Madinah like state in Pakistan.
– Poverty, social pressures important causes of population growth –
In the beginning of symposium, renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel said Imran Khan is the first prime minister who presented the concept of state of Madinah. He said poverty and social pressures are important causes of population growth. Maulana Tariq Jameel said the issue of population control needs to be seriously taken.
On the occasion, Secretary Ministry of National Health Services Zahid Saeed informed the participants that a nationwide campaign to highlight the issue of population control will be started in cooperation with all provinces soon.
The secretary said a number of meetings were held on the issue and the provinces have also given their recommendations on controlling the population. He said the Prime Minister called meeting of Council of Common Interest on this issue in which all recommendations were approved with consensus.
He said Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world and the main reasons of this alarming increase are lack of awareness and no clear policy on this issue.
A documentary on population dynamics was presented at the event, while renowned vocalist Shahzad Roy sang the theme song.