SC: Balochistan is NOT safer than Punjab

Recently I had posted Now Who Would Have Thought: Balochistan Safer Than Punjab and as ridiculous a claim that seemed, the Government of Punjab was sticking with it and had managed to twist the arm of the free-judiciary containing LHC to go along with that LIE.

Well, thankfully, SC today set aside that filthy LHC judgment, observing that the election commission was an independent body not subservient to any federal or provincial government and ruled against the postponement of by-elections in NA-55.

Why the SC did not include NA-123 in the same decision is beyond me — unless it is on the technicality that the petition was filed by Sheikh Rasheed for Rawalpindi only. I do know another one by Hafiz Sulleman Butt for NA-123 is pending before SC as well.


13 Responses to “SC: Balochistan is NOT safer than Punjab”

  1. 1 Observer December 30, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    OK, nota.

    Wasn’t that writing on the wall that PML-N was playing yet another game.

    Aamir: Remember it is new beginning 🙂

    • 2 nota December 30, 2009 at 7:58 pm

      Ya, but I am still incensed by the fact that LHC ruled the way they did…I really expected more from Chief Justice Sharif. What further pisses me off is that the attorney for PML-N was Justice Ramday’s son…

  2. 3 Observer December 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I think you wrote about Ramday on another thread. Where was it?

  3. 5 Observer December 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm


    What are is view on this story?

  4. 6 Observer December 30, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    The other day I heard Fauzia Wahab say that the government and the PPP party are two different things. I think PML-N has similar views i.e. they can have one opinion as aparty and another opinion as the Punjab goverment.

    • 7 nota December 30, 2009 at 8:30 pm

      Exactly the argument PML-N was using: “We, PML-N, want elections but Punjab Government is blocking them!”. Don’t remember the show but the host was laughing his head off…

      • 8 Observer December 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

        And that gives the mathematical equation:


        Before elections: Say all the right stuff

        After elections: Do the opposite of what you promised and go to school to learn to give circular “arguments”.

      • 9 nota December 30, 2009 at 8:45 pm

        Oh PML-N hasn’t even needed to come come in power to do that. They have been doing it on every issue, from boycotting elections to judges restoration to NRO to Kerry-Lugar — you name it. They switch on a dime every day depending on what the “official” position is….Remember before the ouster of Punjab Government, they had started threatening lawyers and were in love with the Dogar court.

  5. 10 nota December 30, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Well sleep time for me…better catch some zzz’s.

  6. 11 nota December 31, 2009 at 7:28 am


    No, you don’t say! Get a load of this::-)

    PML-N candidate is Babar Awan’s nephew

    Must be in the spirit of Khawaja Asif/Nalaik Naek 😛

  7. 12 Observer December 31, 2009 at 2:30 pm


    That is called “backup”. In case the uncle is not in power, then nephew will ensure that uncle doesn’t get in (too) much trouble and vice versa…..What a bunch of crooks.

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