In a significant move, the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) penned a seven-page letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa on Thursday, advocating for equal opportunities for all political parties in the upcoming general elections scheduled for Feb 8.
Expressing concerns over political victimization, abductions, and disappearances of PTI workers, the letter urged the CJP to take decisive action against such practices. It highlighted the impact of these incidents on society, emphasizing that they undermine the fundamental principles of a constitutional and law-based governance system in Pakistan.
The letter stated, “Today, the power to prosecute and arrest is being used in a blatant attempt to engineer and skew the political landscape of the country.” To address the issue comprehensively, the former prime minister proposed the establishment of a commission to investigate the abductions and disappearances of journalists and political workers nationwide.
Furthermore, the PTI Chairman requested Chief Justice Isa to direct federal and provincial governments, along with the election regulator, to ensure that individuals associated with all political parties, including PTI, are granted the freedom to conduct political meetings and gatherings without discrimination. The appeal emphasizes the need for a level playing field in the lead-up to the elections, fostering an environment where every political party can participate actively and without hindrance.