Opposition alliance demands apology from ‘violators of Constitution’


LAHORE:

An opposition group in Pakistan, the Tehreek-e- Tahaffuz-e-Aain-e-Pakistan (TTAP), has vowed to lead a movement throughout the nation seeking the reinstatement of constitutional fidelity and insistence on public apologies from those breaching the nation’s governing principles.

In a meeting steered by TTAP Chairman Mahmood Khan Achakzai on Saturday, distinguished personalities like Umar Ayub Khan, the National Assembly’s Opposition Leader, PTI’s central figure Asad Qaiser, Sunni Ittehad Council’s leader Sahibzada Hamid Raza, and the interim head of Balochistan National Party-Mengal, Sajid Khan Tareen, amongst others, convened to discuss strategic actions.

The coalition critiqued the May 7 ISPR media briefing as an overreach and a defiance of constitutional mandates, evaluating the establishment’s demand for PTI’s apology as unjustified. Instead, they declared that it is the perpetrators against the Constitution who owe the nation an apology.

They evaluated the political climate and authorized decisions for a nationwide campaign, confronting local officialdom’s hindrance of their planned rallies in Karachi and Faisalabad, and resolved to seek legal channels for authorization.

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Standing firm on their assembly rights, the coalition pronounced their determination to hold rallies despite any resistance, expressing deep concern over the dwindling respect for democratic and constitutional values and pledging relentless efforts until these principles are fully honored.

Denouncing violent occurrences both at the Lahore High Court and the Gwadar incident, the alliance stood in solidarity with the victims and underlined their unwavering resolve to see the Constitution upheld and legal order established.

The plan for the forthcoming national campaign includes interfacing with legal fraternities, hosting informational seminars, and staging public demonstrations to kindle both public and media awareness regarding their cause.

In their assembly, expressions of unity went out to terror-impacted families in Gwadar, and there was a vocal stance against the harsh treatment of legal practitioners and farmers, along with a call for accountability amongst those involved in malpractices related to wheat imports.

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