NPP Chief admires Pak PM’s daring appearance in contempt case
Prof. Bhim Singh, Chairman, National Panthers Party and Member, National Integration Council who is also Sr. Advocate in the Supreme Court of India sent a letter to Mr. Yousuf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Pakistan appreciating his courage combined with wisdom to face the contempt of the court in a dignified manner which was expected from a democrat. The NPP Chief in his letter to the Prime Minister of Pakistan said, “You may be the first Prime Minister of Pakistan who has dared defending the Constitution and the law of the land by staking your own political status. Your walking straight as a commoner to the Supreme Court Chamber and then exercising your patience on the announcement of the judgment of the Supreme Court against you deserve a serious attention of every citizen of Pakistan. You may be the first Prime Minister to defend the parameters of the Constitution of Pakistan at the cost of so many privileges that you may have as a Prime Minister.
I assure you that there is nothing in the Constitution which obliges a Prime Minister to resign over a ‘civil contempt’ as no Member Parliament or a Minister shall be disqualified in such a situation. Your adversaries may appreciate the amount of your wisdom and courage that you have demonstrated in defence of democracy in Pakistan which has suffered a jolt whenever the politicians faulted.
You have successfully given a message to the world, of course to the people of Pakistan that the rule of law and the Constitution laid down by the people shall not be allowed to be shaken by anyone at any stage and at every cost.”
Prof. Bhim Singh said that Pakistan with democracy and rule of the law shall be in a position to take bold peace initiative to seek peaceful resolution over all situations vis-à-vis India and Afghanistan. Prof. Bhim Singh also offered free legal aid to the Prime Minister of Pakistan who has given a clear message to the people of Pakistan that he and his party shall stand by the Constitution of Pakistan and he shall uphold the mandate of the Constitution come what may.