Aitzaz Ahsan to boycott elections

December 13th, 2007 - 1:59 pm ICT by admin  

Lahore, Dec 13 (ANI): Pakistans Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan has asked his advocates to appear before the returning officer to withdraw his nomination papers.
According to a press release, the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership has been informed about the decision.
Advocates Shaukat Ali Javed and Mian Tariq Hassan will withdraw Aitzazs nomination papers, the press release says.
Aitzaz stated that although he was sure of winning the poll from his constituency, he was exercising the boycott option to express solidarity with lawyers.
He also said that even the parties that were running in the polls were already calling them sham and rigged.
Even the patrons of the regime had said that the elections were not going to be perfect, which means that it is recognised, in advance, that these would be rigged, the Daily Times quoted Aitzaz, as saying. (ANI)

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