Dr AQ Khan be made president of Pakistan: JUP
LAHORE: Head of Jamait Ulemae Pakistan (Nifaz-e-Shariat) (JUP) Engineer Saleemullah on Sunday demanded nuclear scientist Dr Abdul Qadir Khan be made the president of Pakistan as India had elected its nuclear scientist, Abul Kalam, as its president. He was addressing a news conference.
“If the Pakistani president would be elected through direct elections, I hope the people would reject Gen Musharraf and elect Dr Khan,” he said. He also proposed that the ministers and secretaries should be people serving in their fields. “The Supreme Court Bar Council president said should be the law minister and vice chancellors should contest for the post of the education minister,” he said. Mr Saleemullah said his idea was not new and had been recommended in the six reports submitted by reform commissions, but no government had followed it due to its “vested interests”.
He urged the government and political parties to stop bickering over the Legal Framework Order (LFO) and instead debate on the Shariah Bill in the National Assembly. He referred to late Maulana Abdul Sattar Nazi’s proposals on the enforcement of Shariah Law and said the government should seek guidance from them. —Staff Report