In a recent statement, Aitzaz Ahsan, a prominent figure in the PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party), took a jab at Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz), who was granted protective bail until October 24 by the Islamabad High Court. Ahsan claimed that if it were anyone else, they wouldn’t have received such leniency from the court.
Addressing the media in Lahore, Aitzaz Ahsan expressed his disbelief that no court in the world typically allows a convicted individual to leave the country.
However, in Pakistan, a convict was not only permitted to leave but was also going to hold public gatherings until October 24. Aitzaz Ahsan lamented the fact that Nawaz Sharif had spent four years abroad during which he continuously demonstrated that he was in good health. He couldn’t help but wonder how someone could get bail after being a fugitive for four years.
In a statement from Islamabad, PPP’s Information Secretary, Faisal Karim Kundi, emphasized that a substantial security detail of 20,000 personnel would be deployed for Nawaz Sharif’s upcoming public gathering in Lahore. Yet, Kundi pointed out that elections were not won through such grand state-level receptions.
He urged the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to announce the date for the general elections, suggesting that a lot of selection had already occurred, and it was time for a proper election.
Faisal Karim Kundi also raised a critical question, asking where it was written in the Constitution that general elections should be postponed for the sake of selecting a specific individual.