Sunday, September 28, 2014

Zardari announces to become PPP's "Chaoo-Chairperson" (کھائو - چیئرپرسن)

Following the Lahore High Court verdict, that directs President Asif Ali Zardari to surrended the office of Pakistan Peoples Party co-chairperson, and decided to become Pakistan Peoples Party Chaoo-Chairperson (کھائو - چیئرپرسن).

Farhatullah Babar, Zardari's spokesman said that, "After the LHC verdict, we were left with no other choice but to create a non-political and corruption only post in PPP for President Zardari. As we know that President Zardari is good at Corruption or Khana Peena (کھانا پینا), therefore Pakistan Peoples Party's Central Executive Committee has decided to create a post of Chaoo-Chairperson (کھائو - چیئرپرسن) for the president". He further said that, "Due to the sensitivity of the matter President Zardari moved swiftly and created the post of Pakistan Peoples Party's Chaoo-Chairperson (کھائو - چیئرپرسن), which he immediately took over. This post will be non-political in nature and will not contradict with the dual-office law and related judgements". 

Earlier, a full bench of the Lahore High Court on 10 Mar 2011 had reserved the judgment on several petitions challenging holding of dual office by President Asif Ali Zardari, after leading counsel for petitioners in the case concluded his arguments. It may be noted that different benches of the high court have been hearing these petitions since 2009. In its verdict spread over 33 pages, the court said political activities cannot be held in the Presidency. The order said that the president was not supposed to perform political activities and was bound to be impartial, quoting several cases.

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