ISLAMABAD: Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) has announced to challenge the Supreme Court decision allowing President General Pervez Musharraf to contest the presidential election in uniform. MMA leader and Naib Amir of Jamat-e-Islami Professor Khurshaid Ahmed said here on Friday that Jamat-e-Islami would appeal to the apex court to review its decision that President Pervez Musharraf can stand for re-election while keeping his role as army chief. “The court decision is a disappointing and we would challenge it,” MMA central leader said. Supporters of MMA and Jamat-e-Islami protested and chanted ant-government slogans after the nine-member Supreme Court bench on Friday dismissed a raft of petitions by the opposition and ruled in favour of General Pervez Musharraf allowing him to contest Presidential elections in uniform.
Situation turned unpleasant when protestors chanted anti-Musharraf and anti-dictatorship slogans. They chanted “Go Musharraf go,” “Military dictatorship unacceptable,” “Slaved judiciary unacceptable” and “We would not bow down”. Professor Khurshaid said that the nation paid tribute to the three judges who openly ruled against General Musharraf in the dual office case, adding that “we would continue to fight our legal battle against the tyrant rule.” He said that Musharraf under no circumstances is legible to run for the presidential elections and the opposition would continue to fight legal as well as political battle to stop Musharraf from his re-election to the top slot.-SANA
MMA calls for black day on Oct 3-6
LAHORE: Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) Parliamentary leader Liaquat Baloch has said that black day would be observed in all districts throughout Pakistan from October 3 to 6 in protest against President Pervez Musharraf’s contesting the presidential election in uniform. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Liaquat Baloch said that a strategy for dissolving the NWFP Assembly on October 2 has been prepared. He denounced the PPP decision to nominate its candidate for the Presidential election. “Benazir Bhutto has nominated Amin Fahim so that President General Pervez Musharraf could seek a justification for contesting the presidential election,” he stated.
Liaquat Baloch said that the present assemblies had completed its tenure and the President can not be elected through it. He demanded to appoint the Senate Chairman the interim president who would hold the general elections through Election Commission by forming an interim government.-SANA