QUETTA: Former senator and ex-Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) member Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has expressed concern over the “violation of human rights” in Pakistan and criticized the “absence” of rule of law, ARY News reported.
Addressing a seminar in Quetta, the former senator said that restricting people from holding peaceful protests was a violation of basic human rights, lamenting that there was no rule of law or democracy in Pakistan.
Mustafa Nawaz added that the relationship between people and political parties has suffered in recent times.
Expressing anguish over the political crisis, he said politicians should deal with people’s issues instead of getting involved in irrelevant political discourse like the Panama Papers and the Toshakhana case.
The former senator further said that Pakistan is on the verge of economic and political crisis, which increases the level of trust between the public and political parties. Citing a survey he said that at least 70 percent of young people want to settle abroad.
It is pertinent to mention here that senior politician Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar has announced that he is parting ways as a senator with the PPP.
Speaking on ARY News program ’11th Hour’, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar said that he hinted that he will quit PPP after submitting his resignation from the Senate. He confirmed that he is to part ways with the PPP.
He said he had expressed good wishes for his party on the day of his resignation and did not want to create trouble. Khokhar said certain developments led him to quit the PPP.