Govt promoting law of the jungle: Saifullah


Terming 2012 as the election year, PML-Likeminded President Senator Salim Saifullah said on Friday that the violation of court orders by the government was tantamount to promoting law of the jungle in the country.
“Next year is the election year and we have started preparations for it,” said Senator Salim Saifullah Khan, PML-Likeminded President at a news conference here. Regarding the future of grand alliance of opposition, Saifullah said, “We do not know how long would MQM remain in the opposition but we have collectively requisitioned sessions of both houses of the parliament.”
Speaking on the occasion, former minister of state for interior Dr Shahzad Wassem announced his joining the PML-Likeminded saying that it was the only party that had a democratic structure while other parties were led by dynasties. Waseem said that he was in contact with several other leaders of other political parties who too might join them in near future.
It is pertinent to mention here that after serving under former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, Dr Shahzad Waseem had joined Pakistan People’s Party immediately after 2008 general elections.
PML-Likeminded secretary general Humayon Akhtar Khan and Kabeer Wasti were also present on the occasion.
Saifullah was of the view that the government had failed to control the recent spate of violence in Karachi, improve law and order situation in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and address economic crisis in the country.
Responding to a question regarding National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) multi-million rupee scam, Senator Salim Saifullah said the violation of court orders by the government was like promoting law of the jungle in the country. “We will discuss this particular issue in the upcoming session of the parliament,” he added.
When asked about his contacts with PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif, Saifullah said that he had been trying to show the Sharifs realise the bigger picture (unification of all Muslim Leagues) but to no avail. He said that PML-Likeminded would hold intra-party polls next month.