Is the constitution not sacred?


Whimsical violation of constitution has been defined as serious crime entailing death punishment to the adventurist. Since the creation of Pakistan constitution has been taken just a doll in the hands of an angry baby, to throw it or pick as and when liked. 1973 constitution of Pakistan is a unanimously devised document by all parties in the then parliament. It is a unanimously arrived at document having a validity all the times to come. It is the invaluable and holy gift to the country by the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and others - part and parcel of the then parliament - making it sure that whoever will embark upon the expedition to make it null and void or suspend it wholly or partially or hold in abeyance for some certain time period will be liable to punishment for not less than to be hanged till death. Zia-ul-Haq was the first to violate the 1973 constitution and dethroned Bhutto. First, he pledged and vowed that he would hold free and fair elections in 90 days and entrust the reins of the country to the forthcoming elected government but 90 days promise was let go to the oblivious past. The taste of ruling the country- taking the astute masses as a senseless mob - is such delicious as to make one forget all one,s promises and let these go to the ashes of forgone past.

General Zia prolonged his unconstitutional era by various pretexts and slogans. His central assertion was the promulgation of Islamic law in the country - Being an Islamic country and having the ideological basis on Islam, his slogan of Islam was best endeared, enchanted and respected by masses with zeal and fervour - people of Pakistan being mostly Muslims are of innocent amalgamation and get easily trapped by enamouring slogans. Zia continued chanting the slogan of Islam and befooled the innocent masses for long, not less than 11 years. People of Pakistan believed his promises, which never came to be true. He was so robust to make people foolish for more than a decade and make their hopes ignited by a trail of promises. Bhutto was once rescued from fleeing the country but being true to his passion and commitments to the nation; he abhorred Zia's assertion. And after a short span of being released, he was again arrested. The toadies of Zia made him realize that if Bhutto transpired to power again, he would surely hang Zia in the crime of breaking the constitution of Pakistan. Being afraid of death punishment he conspired to abrade Bhutto as well as his family from the annals...

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