Tuesday September 06, 2016
Induct Clause (3) In Article 6 of the Constitution
Pakistan broke in 1971 because of constant intrusions of Pakistan army in the political affairs of the country.
The framers of the 1973 constitution included article 6 to stop future intrusions of the armed forces of Pakistan in the political affairs of the country, but it did not stop the adventurer generals from taking over the country.
The article 6 has two clauses which read:
(1) Any person who abrogates or attempts or conspires to abrogate, subverts of attempts or conspires to subvert the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.
(2) Any person aiding or abetting the acts mentioned in clause (1) shall likewise be guilty of high treason.
Obviously, article 6 did not stop general Zia ul Haq and general Musharraf from taking over the country and subverting the constitution through unconstitutional means. Both generals Zia and Musharraf not only took over the country they used all dirty tricks to save themselves from being held responsible under the article 6.
General Zia, a religious fanatic and a mentally retarded individual, used the power of his office to damage the country and the Pakistani society to the last possible extent.
Now, another general, a narrow minded racial bigot, is doing the same thing while the nation is watching helplessly.
Every then and now, he appears on Pakistan TV with a satanic smile on his face and insults the Pakistani nation and the world at large with his devilish arguments about the national interest, and the need of remaining in uniform for the sake of democracy. The article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan cannot reach him.
What should be done? Is there a way to make the article 6 meaningful and practical? Is there a way to stop the nonsense of military intrusion in the political affairs of Pakistan?
Yes, there are several options for the Pakistani nation to deal with this disease. Of course, the best one is that the nation should unanimously revolt and hang those generals who violate the constitution.
Since, the bewildered nation could not revolt against these powerful criminals who violate the law of the land; the nationís representativesí should add another clause in the article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan. The clause should read:
(3) In case the state fails to maintain its writ under the article 6 of the constitution, state makes it obligatory upon all men in military and law enforcement agencies to shoot and kill the person on sight who takes over the country in violation of the constitution of Pakistan. Any person who would establish the writ of the sate shall be regarded national hero and awarded the highest national award Nishan-e-Haider.
All political parties should make it their motto to induct this clause (3) in article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan.
Once have this clause inducted in the constitution of Pakistan, then we will see which general dares to take over the country and temper with the constitution of Pakistan.
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