President Arif Alvi wrote a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial on Thursday, asking him to form a judicial commission to investigate the alleged regime change plot orchestrated to overthrow former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The development comes nearly two weeks after the ousted prime minister wrote to the president and chief justice, calling for the formation of the Judiciary Committee as well as a public inquiry into the matter.
“President Dr. Arif Alvi writes to CJP to form judicial commission to investigate regime change plot and prevent political powder keg from igniting”
The President, in a letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), requested the formation of a Judicial Commission, preferably chaired pic.twitter.com/oFbpkfslVz
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) May 12, 2022
The president said in his letter that the proposed commission, preferably, would be headed by the highest judge himself and hold public hearings.
The commission, he added, could thoroughly investigate allegations of regime change plotting to avert political and economic crisis in the country and prevent the political powder keg from igniting.
Stressing the importance of constituting the commission, President Alvi said that a serious political crisis was looming in the country and that a major polarization was occurring in politics, following recent events, as well as among the people. Pakistani.
He stressed that it was the collective duty of all institutions to do their utmost to avoid adverse consequences to the country and prevent further deterioration.
The President regretted that random comments were being quoted out of context, misunderstandings were increasing, opportunities were being lost and confusion reigning, and with the economy also in crisis, the situation on the ground was approaching a political powder keg that could ignite at any moment.
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He pointed out that the Supreme Court, in the past, has taken initiatives to establish judicial commissions in matters of national security, integrity, sovereignty and public interest.
President Alvi further said that there seemed to be a political consensus in the country as, according to press reports, the prime minister had also expressed a desire to set up a commission.
He said the nation held the Supreme Court in high esteem and expected it to meet its expectations, adding that the commission should investigate the case not on technical aspects of the law but in the real spirit of justice.
“Undoubtedly, it would be a great service to our country, as the people of Pakistan deserved clarification on a matter of such national importance.
President Alvi went on to add that in the history of the world there were myriad examples of regime change operations through conspiracies which were later confirmed through the declassification of top secret documents.
He lamented that this happened much later after the destinies of these countries were greatly damaged by these illegal interventions.
“Who knows better than Your Honor than to prove that a ‘smoking gun’ has been identified in the hand of a conspirator, or to find a possible money trail, or to identify meetings where people were motivated to a hedging action, or where people were bought and sold, could be a vigorous exercise,” he said.
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“I strongly believe that even recorded circumstantial evidence can pave the way for certain conclusions, based not on technicalities of the law but in the true spirit of ‘justice’,” the president said.
The President regretted that in Pakistani history, people have alleged and strongly believed in many obvious but sadly unproven conspiracies such as the murder of the first Prime Minister of Pakistan Shaheed Liaquat Ali Khan, the Agartala Conspiracy case, the public agitation of a letter from Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and the allegation of a conspiracy against him, the plane crash of President Zia-ul-Haq, the Abbottabad incident and many other issues which remained un conclusive.
In conclusion, the President asked the Judiciary Committee to carry out a thorough and thorough investigation into a possible plot for regime change in Pakistan.
Imran Khan, the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan, who became the first Chief Executive to be removed from office after losing a majority in the National Assembly.
Imran’s PTI party, which ruled the country for more than three and a half years, had struggled to stay in power as its allies betrayed to join opposition parties that had joined forces against the government.
While Pakistan’s history has been marked by political instability, no prime minister has ever been removed from office by a vote of no confidence.