PPP to challenge ICJ ordinance in Court, announces Bilawal


By Shakeel Ahmed

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari has announced to move to the court for challenging the ICJ (Review and Reconsideration) Ordinance – 2020.
Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, while addressing a press conference, announced that his political party will oppose the ordinance related to the Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav at all forums. He added that PPP will never support the government’s ordinance tabled in the National Assembly.
The PPP chairman alleged that the political party would have observed black day on July 25 (today) if the country was not facing the coronavirus crisis. He added that the present government destructed the governance system of the country.
He criticised that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had made many promises with the nation before the general election while not a single promise was fulfilled so far.
Bilawal claimed that Sindh is the only province with local government system as the ruling political party dissolved all municipal institutions in all provinces.
Earlier on Friday, Federal Minister for Law Farogh Naseem had said that Indian spy and agent of intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) Kulbhushan Jadhav was not pardoned for his involvement in terrorist activities in Pakistan via ordinance.
Addressing the National Assembly (NA) session, the minister had said that the ordinance regarding appeal of Kulbhushan Jadhav was presented as per the verdict of International Court of Justice (ICJ).
“India wanted to move against Pakistan in UNSC if Islamabad fails to fulfil its international duties as per ICJ verdict.”
Farogh Naseem suggested not to do politics on sensitive security-related matters. The sentence of the Indian spy has not been overturned, neither government facilitating Jadhav, he added.
The reaction had come a day after a rumpus erupted in NA session when law ministry tabled ordinance regarding the appeal of Kulbhushan Jadhav under Article 89 of the Constitution.
Meanwhile, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to meet Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal in Islamabad today (Saturday), citing sources.
As per details, the PPP chairman contacted the BNP-M chief and asked his time for a meeting, Both the leaders agreed to hold meeting today, in the federal capital, sources privy to the development said.
The meeting would discuss the matters related to mutual interests and overall situation of the country.
On June 18, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) President Asif Ali Zardari and Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal, held a telephonic conversation.
The top political leaders of their parties had discussed the strategy adopted by the federal government to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The two also discussed issues pertaining to locust attacks and rising poverty in the country.
Speaking during the telephonic conversation, Akhtar Mengal had said that the country needs political leaders like Asif Zardari. “Negligence on part of country’s leaders is complicating the situation with every passing day,” he had said.
Asif Zardari said that the PPP has always strengthened the country, democracy and poor segments of the society.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP), last month had announced to part ways with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led (PTI) coalition government after remaining part of the coalition for around 2 years.