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    Under the current constitution of Pakistan (You never know when it changes again!) , the referendum can only be held on a question but not to elect someone on a position.

    So will he “Musheraf” amend the constitution, to change the referendum definition, or will he put the same line of question, which a late Army general used, in a similar situation? I think if he uses the same line of questions, then, Musheraf has to replace the word “Allah” (used by the late Army general) with the word “country” to put the question again to the people of Pakistan.

    dejavou…
    بِن دانا پانی میں جی لواں
    بِن انَک میں جی نہ سکاں

    #2
    Originally posted by MiniMe:
    Under the current constitution of Pakistan (You never know when it changes again!) , the referendum can only be held on a question but not to elect someone on a position.

    So will he “Musheraf” amend the constitution, to change the referendum definition, or will he put the same line of question, which a late Army general used, in a similar situation? I think if he uses the same line of questions, then, Musheraf has to replace the word “Allah” (used by the late Army general) with the word “country” to put the question again to the people of Pakistan.

    dejavou…
    Referendum

    Why is it that the politicians and others with vested interest are opposing the referendum? All sorts of arguments are being

    forwarded to scuttle this process. Some of the arguments are:-

    1. Since the Supreme Court has given its verdict that the elections should be held within three years, this process (referendum)

    is not legal.

    2. Some misquote the Constitution.

    3. Some say that it is the job of the parliament to elect the President.

    Referendum is a democratic process of ascertaining the verdict of the people on a single point agenda. The people are directly

    involved without the intermediary MNA or MPA. It has been practiced in the past by all democratic bodies, even by

    Qaid-e-Azam. It is the highest forum, because decision is sought directly from the people. This forum supercedes the

    Parliament, the Supreme Court or any institution because it is the Peoples Forum. Encyclopaedia Encarta describes democracy

    thus "any form of government the people wish to choose". It is on this principle that Pakistan has always asked for a

    referendum for the people of Kashmir to decide their future.

    The politicians are not happy because the people are being contacted directly. The politicians in our country have hijacked the

    election system of getting in the Assemblies. They have cultivated an ‘electoral mafia’ through which they come in power. A

    point to note is that in the 1970 elections the voter turn out was 80%. In the last elections where Nawaz Sharif got his ‘heavy

    mandate’ only 20% voters turned up. Most of the voters didn’t go because they were fed up with the system and were often

    heard saying, What is the use. "Eik Chor Jatha hai Aur doosra Bada chor aatha hai".

    These politicians are also objecting to the ‘Graduate Clause’. Once again one hears of bizarre arguments. They say that since

    there is a small percentage of graduates, the public is being disfranchised. If this is the argument, then minimum educational

    requirements should be removed from all organizations. Why are the so called custodians of Democracy against the actual

    democratic process? They are shouting because their developed "Electoral Mafia" is being cut to size.

    They (politicians) want that:-

    1. Uneducated lot come in the assemblies, so that they can manipulate them. (Bills have been passed in the assembly within 15

    minutes. The ‘unpadh’ MNA’s made their presence felt by just thumping the tables.)

    2. The public should not be involved and interfere in their gross misuse of power.

    The public should see through their fraud and is high time that it sorts out these snakes from our society.

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      #3
      What wil be the question this time on the ballots?

      "Do you want to rid Pakistan of terrorism? Yes or No?"

      If you answer Yes, you automatically vote for Musharraf.

      Zia of course used the Islam card.

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        #4
        Army will stay in power for as long as they want, whether we like it or not. Remeber when Mushie first took over he said he would stay for 3 years?

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          #5
          My vote for Musharraf!

          *Play your game - Guess my motto*

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            #6
            in history of pakistan, even good leaders failed when try to stick to power by all means.

            Mushie is great but doing same mistake. he should wait and get elected by parliament.

            or why refrendum??? go for President direct election. ask others to come forward and contest as president. it would be more fair to give people a choice.



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            End is Begining!
            پاکستان پاکستان

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              #7
              Originally posted by tshombe39:

              2. Some misquote the Constitution.
              I hope this will clarify the notion that people are misquoting the constitution of Pakistan. First the constitution clarifies how and when to use the referendum. Now it’s a other thing that you by the grace of god have the power to wipe out whatever part you don’t like. Please read or get a copy of Pakistan’s Constitution.

              Part III, The Federation of Pakistan
              Chapter 1: The President
              Article 48, Clause 6 and 7


              (6) If, at any time, the President, in his discretion, or on the advice of the Prime Minister, considers that it is desirable that any matter of national importance should be referred to a referendum, the President may cause the matter to be referred to a referendum in the form of a question that is capable of being answered either by "Yes" or "No".
              (7) An act of Majlis-e-Shoora (Parliament) may lay down the procedure for the holding of a referendum and the compiling and consolidation of the result of a referendum


              once again the constitution explains how and when the referendum would be used

              Article 96A was inserted by the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1977 (23 of 1977) section 2 (with effect from April 21, 1977) and under clause 3, sub-section 1, section I, of the said Act ceased to be in force on September 13, 1977. It read:"96-A. Referendum as to confidence in Prime Minister”


              and now this is what our beloved President will use to become the constitutional President of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,


              Chapter 7: Transitional
              Article 270 A
              (l) The Proclamation of the fifth day of July, 1977, all President's Orders, Ordinances, Martial Law Regulations, Martial Law Orders, including the Referendum Order, 1984 (P. O. No. 11 of 1984), under which, in consequence of the result of the referendum held on the nineteenth day of December 1984. General Muhammad Zia- ul- Haq became the President of Pakistan on the day of the first meeting of the Majlis- e- Shoora (Parliament) in joint sitting for the term specified in clause (7) of Article 41, the Revival of the Constitution of 1973 Order, 1985 (P. O. No. 14 of 1985), the Constitution (Second Amendment) Order 1985 (P. O. No. 24 of 1985), and all other laws, made between the fifth day of July, 1977, and the date on which this Article comes into force are hereby affirmed, adopted and declared, notwithstanding any judgment of any court, to have been validly made by competent authority and, notwithstanding anything contained in the Constitution, shall not be called in question in any court on any ground whatsoever


              Read the last part again and again, and tell me if President Mushref is not repeating what happend to Pakistan in 1984.
              بِن دانا پانی میں جی لواں
              بِن انَک میں جی نہ سکاں

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