Disqualifying Any Politician Without Due Process is Not Fair: Asma Jahangir

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Adnan Aamir
Quetta: Disqualifying any politician for life without due process is not fair, said famous Lawyer Leader and Human Rights activist Asma Jahangir, on Tuesday.
Asma Jahangir was guest in the Haal Hawal program of Quetta Press Club where guests address the press and also answer the questions of journalists.
Asma Jahangir was flanked by Latif Afridi, Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council and Kamran Murtaza, Former Senator and Former President of Supreme Court Bar Association. Raza Ur Rehman, President of Quetta Press Club hosted the program.

Pakistan needs a federal constitutional court which must have equal representation from all provinces – Asma Jahangir

Asma Jahangir said in her monologue that it’s not fair to disqualify any politician for life without due process and hearing them out. “Appointing a judge to oversee the judicial process in NAB trial courts is unprecedented,” She said.
Former President of Supreme Court Bar Association lamented the use of derogatory language in politics these days. “Speeches made by politicians these days have stooped to the level of political fascism,” added Asma Jahangir.
In response to a question asked by journalists, Asma Jahangir said that Pakistan needs a federal constitutional court which must have equal representation from all provinces. “Constitutional court should decide matters relating to disqualification of political leaders,” She added.

Supporting democratic process does not mean to support any political party or leader but to support a good future for our coming generations – Asma Jahangir

She claimed that democracy in Pakistan has always been supported by press clubs and bar associations.
When asked about dictatorship in political parties, Former Chairperson of Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said that there are dictatorships in parties but it does not mean that they should be destroyed.
She lamented that there is a negative approach towards the political parties because these have always been persecuted and vilified.
“Supporting democratic process does not mean to support any political party or leader but to support a good future for our coming generations,” She claimed.
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