By Kiran Bokhari
(Pakdestiny) PML leader Moonis Elahi has perfectly taunted former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry on launching his own party.
“The former CJP launches a political party. Well, why not? The man knows how to rig #Elections & play with public emotions for personal gains,” Moonis tweeted.
Former CJP launches a political party. Well, why not? The man knows how to rig #Elections & play with public emotions for personal gains
— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) December 28, 2015
Iftikhar Chaudhry was also one of the key player among the other PML-N top guns who framed Moonis in fake NICL case. “Iftikhar tried his best to hook him in the fake case but he could not succeed,” says a PML leader. He says Iftikhar should better offer his apologies to the nation for his ‘misdeeds’ that really hurt the whole nation.
Iftikhar is also accused of saving his son – Arsalan – who was involved in huge corruption during the last PPP regime.
Dawn also writes that Iftikhar’s Pakistan Justice Democratic Critic Party may be more than a ‘mouthful’, but it is unlikely to become a handful for the major political parties in the country.
Iftikhar Chaudhry, the founder of the PJDCP, has unveiled an expansive manifesto and made familiar-sounding promises about who would be eligible for induction into the new party, but the newest aspirant to the political pantheon appears to have an interest problem — no one, politician or voter, appears to be interested in joining the Chaudhry mission. That is unsurprising. The former chief justice’s public appeal was rooted, firstly, in what was his willingness to stand up to a dictator and, secondly, the perception that he was fighting on the side of the common man against the politicians. But both those attributes were rooted in Mr Chaudhry’s role as chief justice.
Without his judicial robe, the former chief justice of Pakistan is “an ordinary citizen”. A news conference simply cannot compare with the chief justice’s gavel in Courtroom No 1 on Constitution Avenue. So while Pakistan has moved on — there have been several chief justices after Mr Chaudhry — it appears that the former CJP has not.
History is replete with instances of what Mr Chaudhry is now trying to do — and each time history has proved it to be an unwise, somewhat embarrassing choice. Once upon a time, a retired Gen Aslam Beg thought he would win the public’s affection and their vote. The Awami Qiyadat Party barely merits a footnote in history. More recently, a deposed Gen Pervez Musharraf thought he knew the pulse of the people better than politicians. Instead, Mr Musharraf has largely been confined to his house, with even his famed Facebook supporters not agitating for his release.
The All Pakistan Muslim League has no discernible presence anywhere in the country. At the last election, Abdul Qadeer Khan felt that Pakistan had to be saved and so launched the Tehreek-i-Tahaffuz-i-Pakistan. It was quickly dissolved. Can Iftikhar Chaudhry’s fate be any different?
Iftikhar Chaudhry is likely to bite the dust in political arena soon when he will seek vote in future elections. Pakdestiny