Achakzai-led TTAP demands apology from ‘violators of Constitution’

  • National campaign for constitutional revival initiated by opposition alliance

LAHORE: The coalition of six opposition parties, known as the Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Aain-e-Pakistan (TTAP), put forth a demand for an apology from those breaching the constitutional laws in Pakistan. Concurrently, they announced the commencement of a nationwide campaign aimed at reinstating the integrity of the Constitution.

The resolution to ignite a countrywide movement for the Constitution’s restoration was derived from a conclave of the opposition’s alliance on Saturday. Steered by TTAP Chairman Mahmood Khan Achakzai, the assembly saw the presence of notables such as Umar Ayub Khan, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Asad Qaiser, of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), along with Sunni Ittehad Council’s Sahibzada Hamid Raza, BNP-M’s Sajid Khan Tareen, and other key figures like Sanaullah Baloch, Asad Abbas Naqvi, and Syed Nasir Shirazi from the Majlis-e-Wahdatul Muslimeen (MWM).

The convention’s participants vocally criticized the May 7 ISPR press briefing as an overstep of constitutional boundaries. They rebuffed the establishment’s insistence on an apology from the PTI’s top brass and maintained that the onus of apology lies with those who err against the Constitution and owe it to the people of Pakistan.

Amidst discussions on the nation’s current political climate, pivotal resolutions were ratified regarding the movement’s roadmap. Plans to legally pursue authorization for assembling public rallies in metropolises like Karachi and Faisalabad were set in motion, despite local authorities’ attempts to thwart such gatherings.

The coalition reiterated their lawful right to peaceful assembly and signaled their resolve to push forward with planned demonstrations, undeterred by any resistance. The decay of democratic values and constitutional sanctity was condemned, with alliance members holding firm in their pledge to campaign until these fundamental tenets are restored.

The assembly saw a unanimous denouncement of recent violent events involving legal professionals at the Lahore High Court and mournful circumstances in Gwadar. The attendees reaffirmed their dedication to carry on with their movement until the Constitution’s supremacy is reestablished and the dominion of law is upheld universally.

Plans for the countrywide campaign were further detailed, spanning liaisons with legal councils, various seminars, and mobilization drives aimed at enlightening both the public and the press.

Throughout the duration of the meeting, there was an expression of unity with the bereaved families of Gwadar’s terror victims, alongside a condemnation of the unjust treatment meted out to lawyers and agriculturalists. The opposition pledged to uphold the cause of the farming community and to strive for the prosecution of those implicated in illicit activities associated with wheat imports.

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