PPP condemns ‘illegal’ vote of confidence
LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Thursday condemned the vote of confidence given to President Pervez Musharraf and promised to undo his constitutional amendments when the party returns to power.
PPP officials Khalid Ahmed Khan Kharal and Munir Ahmed Khan said in a press release that the vote of confidence was based on “illegal and unconstitutional activities”. They said the 17th amendment was “illegal, unconstitutional and immoral”.
“The election of President Musharraf through a vote of confidence is also immoral, illegal and unconstitutional. The action of October 12, 1999, was illegitimate and the so-called validation by the Supreme Court of Pakistan was unconstitutional and illegal. Legislation is the sole prerogative of the elected representatives of the people and not that of the Supreme Court,” they said. They also attacked the MMA, saying it was a “Mulla Military Alliance”. —Staff Report