Sindh CM says legislature has been weakened by hanging a sword of uncertainty over its head
Contempt law has been repealed in developed countries
Addresses annual dinner programme of Sindh High Court Bar Association
KARACHI, Nov 21, 2021
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that under a pre-planned conspiracy legislature has been weakened by hanging a sword of uncertainty over its head,” he said and added that earlier the qualification to contest election for national or provincial assembly was nationally and age and even a convicted candidate had the right to contest election from jail but now 16 different qualifications have been imposed just to weaken the elected representative.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that most of the problems of the country would solved when legislature, executive and judiciary would work together and understanding each other’s issues.
“This he said while speaking at annual dinner programme of Sindh High Court Bar Association at Sindh High Court Building. Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Chief Justice Sindh High Court and leading lawyer had attended the programme.
Mr Shah said that the nomination papers of a candidate for legislature were scrutinised and then objections were invited against the candidate but even then the candidate after being elected keep facing electoral challenges.
The CM said that we have to strengthen our all the pillars to strengthen the country
Talking about judicial activism, Murad Ali Shah said the contempt law has been repealed in developed countries. Giving an example of a news photo printed in The Mirror, UK, he said that a photo of a judge was printed upside down with the caption “An old stupide the justice”. He added that the judge instead of reacting or taking contempt notice said that it was a fact that he was oldman but as far as terming him Stupid was concerned he said it would be decided by the people with their observations.
Mr Shah said that the powers of the executive have been assumed by the judiciary through their stay orders and verdicts. “This has also weaken the executive,” he said.
Talking about his father, Syed Abdullah Shah, Murad Ali Shah said that he had practiced law in this building [SHC] and was elected as chief minister of the province but at the end of the he was brought on a wheelchair in an extreme pain in this building to seek him seek him bail in a case.
Mr Shah lauded the verdicts and newspaper articles written by Justice Mansoor Ali Shah as Chief Justice Punjab High Court and earlier as an advocate.
Murad Ali Shah said that being a chief executive of the province he could not claim to have not taken dictation but today he felt heartened to hear from the third pillar of the country [CJ] that they have never taken dictation.
The chief minister said that the solution of problems of this country could be solved if all the institutions or the pillars of the country work within their constitutional limits and role.