Respect for Parliament? Do VIP Criminals Want Complete Immunity for Committing Crimes, Corruption and Human Rights Violations?
Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan
Submission: July 23, 2018; Published: October 05, 2018
*Corresponding author: Yunis Khushi, Yunis Khushi is Lecturer at International Relations Department, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
How to cite this article: Yunis Khushi. Respect for Parliament? Do VIP Criminals Want Complete Immunity for Committing Crimes, Corruption and Human
002 Rights Violations?. Ann Soc Sci Manage Stud. 2018; 1(5): 555575. DOI: 10.19080/ASM.2018.01.555575
Sanctity of vote, respect and dignity of parliament, dignity and respect of elected members and other related issues have become central and extremely hot topics of debates in media since the disqualification of Mian Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister as well as politician and chairman of Muslim League N for rest of his life. The questions that need to be answered are: Have the current or the previous Parliaments been true representatives of the people of Pakistan? If not, then why respect such a parliament, which has not worked as representative of the people? Should white collar VIP criminals continue to enjoy complete freedom to loot the national wealth? Should so called elected representatives be given total and complete immunity from being answerable to courts of law for crimes they commit? Why should people of Pakistan give respect to the so-called elected representatives who do not work for the interests of the masses and long-term interests of the country? Why should people respect such representatives who enjoy best state facilities and loot national wealth and invest it abroad i.e. Dubai, USA, Australia and UK? Why should masses respect such parliamentarians who treat masses as mere insects? Why should people of Pakistan respect such parliamentarians who do not bother to even think of doing any legislation for the betterment of the masses? Why should people respect such parliamentarians who have destroyed all the state institutions just for the sake of their vested interests? Do parliamentarians understand the sanctity of vote? Have they given any respect to the votes of the masses?
The crimes and wrong-doings of the parliamentarians against the masses and the country have been as below: They have treated masses as their property and slaves. They have been subservient to their party leadership. They acted as kings in the areas they controlled. They only legislated for protecting their vested interests or the interests of their leadership. They never made any
legislation for the betterment of the masses or keeping in view the long-term interests of Pakistan. They promoted crime, extremism, terrorism and poverty in the country. They corrupted all the state institutions just to protect their vested interests. They have been committing worst kind of human rights violations including rape, gang rapes and murders against the people of Pakistan. Many of them are involved in running private jails, bonded labor etc. Majority of them are feudal lords, industrialists and businessmen and they do not bother to pay income taxes to the state. By selling their votes in Parliament for millions of rupees to the candidates for Prime Minister ship, President or Chairman Senate, time and again they proved that they are saleable commodities, and anyone can buy them for heavy amounts of money. They use terror, goons and guns to get votes from the poor in their constituencies. They do not have consciousness or courage to challenge the anti-masses and anti-Pakistan policies of their party leadership. They are more after money through commissions and perks rather than solving the problems of their voters.
They promoted moral degradation, law and order and criminality in the country. Majority of them is without any ability to read and analyses the legal documents and legislation draft and offer any positive and constructive criticism. They are just dummying to act as yes-men and women to obey the orders of their party leaders. Since 60 per cent of the population lives below the poverty line so they buy votes of poor for RS.1000/- or a bag of flour and then forget the very poor that they are representing. They have strong control and hold on the bureaucracy and police of their areas and use them to crush their opponents and people of their constituencies. They take huge amounts as loans and never pay them back. They invest the looted wealth in Dubai, Switzerland, England, Australia and USA. They are responsible for promoting political instability, economic dependence, poverty, hunger, suicides, unemployment, crime, human rights violations,
insecurity, corruption and many other evils in Pakistani society.
They have been working against the long-term interests of the
country and its people. They worst traitors and enemies of
Pakistan and its people. They have never given any respect to the
people of Pakistan and their votes.
The billion-dollar questions are: How can the parliamentarians
who do not have any sanctity for the votes of people of Pakistan
demand that they should be respected only because they have come
through votes of the people? Why should they be called peoples’
representatives only because they get only 30 per cent votes and
that too by rigging elections and using money and violence during
the electoral process? Why should people of Pakistan respect the
bunch of elite robbers who are the worst enemies of Pakistan
and its people? Why should people of Pakistan or judiciary care
for the sanctity of the persons who never cared for the sanctity
of the votes of the people, sanctity of judiciary and other state
institutions? Why do they constantly demand that institutions
must remain in their limits? Why do they continue to demand that
Courts must do their job and the politicians must be allowed to do
their job? What have politicians done for the people of Pakistan
during the past 70 years? Should politicians be allowed to do
the very job that they have been doing for the past 70 years i.e.
of promoting crime, poverty, corruption, human rights violations,
political instability, dependency of Pakistan on other powers, and
extremism and terrorism? Are they demanding total immunity
from being questioned by any court of law for committing crime,
promoting poverty, corruption, human rights violations and other
wrongs to Pakistan and its people?
The problem is not that they are bothered about the sanctity
of the vote, rather, they are worried about the tightening of
noose around them by judiciary for corruption they have been
committing for the past more than 40 years. Also, because they
want total immunity from being questioned by any institutions
and they want a free hand for committing corruption and for
playing with the lives and dignity of the people of Pakistan.