NADEEM MALIK LIVE
TOPIC- PROTECTION OF PAKISTAN ORDINANCE
GUESTS- SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI, FAISAL SABZWARI, SHEHLA RAZA, SM ZAFAR
SHAHID KHAQAN ABBASI OF PML-N said that the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance is an extraordinary law for extraordinary situation the country. He said that the kind of situation we are through right now the Protection of Pakistan is necessary. He said that the government is not rigid about TPO if someone has better suggestions he should bring them forward. He said that because of the absence of TPO the law and order institutions take the law in their own hands.
He said that the government has no conflict with the military and the media is exploiting this issue for no reason. He said that the government has set free the prisoners of Taliban with the consent of the military. He said that all political parties supported the dialogue process with Taliban and such matters take time.
FAISAL SABZWARI OF MQM said that TPO will make the citizens of Pakistan more unprotected. He said that according to TPO a confession taken with torturing will be acceptable for the court. He said that according to TPO if a policeman kills a man in suspicion he will not be answerable. He said that I can say for sure that this law will not be ratified by the senate and will be defeated.
He said that the government should better train the police and bring witness protection law. He said that law and order institutions in Pakistan are working like death squads for the people.
He said that Taliban are gaining time in the contrast of the dialogues whereas the government is wasting its time.
SHEHLA RAZA OF PPPP said that there is no doubt that Pakistan is dealing with worst terrorism but there should be no law without check and balance. She said that TPO is against the international human rights ordinance as well. She said that TPO will be used to squash the political opponents in Pakistan.
SM ZAFAR LAW EXPERT said that he has objection on the name of Protection of Pakistan ordinance. He said that instead its name should have been “Protection of the Citizens of Pakistan Ordinance”. He said that if this law has been constituted earlier the lives of many Pakistani citizens could have been saved. He said that he only has objection on shoot on suspicion and special courts clauses of this ordinance. He said that the world has constituted tougher laws than TPO to protect their countries.