The Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, has accused the top judiciary of practicing double standards of justice, stating that a judicial system operating under such standards cannot function. Bilawal made these remarks during an event commemorating the golden jubilee of the 1973 Constitution at the Sindh Assembly Committee Auditorium.
In his speech, the PPP chairman asserted that corruption exists in every institution, including the judiciary and the executive. According to him, there is a holy cow system in place that applies separate laws to the common man and holy cows, and he believes this should be replaced by one law that applies to all, including judges.
The Constitution has been consistently attacked since it was created, according to Bilawal, and the PPP will not stand for a dual justice system. He stated that it is not possible to change the entire legal system in order to preserve a person’s government.
A judicial system with disparate treatment of different cases is ineffective, Bilawal continued, using the examples of a prime minister from Larkana who was executed and a prime minister from Zaman Park whose cases are still pending.
Furthermore, Bilawal claimed that the PPP had claimed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was established for political engineering from the start and that the judges are attempting to find amendments to the NAB law. According to him, the PPP is not interested in disbanding the NAB.
The minister claimed that as a result of the spread of religious hatred under Ziaul Haq, the nation is currently suffering. Pakistan is a nation of pro-democracy citizens, and the Constitution is an agreement between the state and the people that creates an Islamic federation for them. Bilawal emphasised that the 18th Amendment and Benazir Income Support Program were passed by the PPP (BISP).
He added that the previous governments had a practise of imprisoning those who opposed them. However, the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project was successful because the PPP gave the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) a chance.
The foreign minister criticised the chosen prime minister, saying that he took office not to control the cost of necessities but rather to benefit his own family. Bilawal claimed that they were successful in their no-trust motion against the man, who had been appointed in defiance of the law and the system. He continued by saying that the 1973 Constitution is their real issue, not the 18th Amendment.
The foreign minister concluded by stating that if the nation continues to wage war on one another, it will only serve the interests of terrorists and that cooperation is necessary to address issues like inflation, poverty, and hunger.