Vawda describes elections as ‘judicial selection’

ISLAMABAD (PEN) : Politician Faisal Vawda has described the Feb 8 general elections as a “judicial selection”. He has urged people to understand what are the real problems of the country and the reasons behind its current state of affairs.

“The nation will have to first figure out whose obduracy has brought the country to this juncture,” Vawda said during a discussion at a private TV channel on Sunday.

He said people must find out who was responsible for the disintegration of the country in 1971; who was responsible for the execution of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and who was responsible for keeping PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari behind bars for 14 years with any conviction.


“Who was behind disqualifying [former prime minister] Nawaz Sharif on the basis of Black Law Dictionary and who did not allow him to speak to his ailing wife?” he asked.

Vawda said the need for an inquiry into the manner Imran Khan’s government was removed and questioned the legitimacy of the no-confidence motion moved against it.

He stressed the importance of finding those who are responsible for all these things. He argued that “when you control everything, why blame the establishment?” Vawda also discussed the personal life of a former prime minister’s wife, drawing an analogy with divorce situations.

He discussed the political scenario, stating that 93 lawmakers in the National Assembly are independent while generally 30 MNAs are elected as independents who join the party that makes the government.

He predicted that in case Nawaz Sharif is directly elected as PM then his government will come to an end in a matter of months. He said this will be the last time the PML-N will come to power.

He said the father-in-law of CEC Sikandar Sultan Raja had remained the principal secretary to Nawaz Sharif during his earlier terms as the premier. “Some of his family members are also currently facing custom cases in courts.”