Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri terms resignation of Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim as joke with the nation

Commenting on the resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner, Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the leader of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, has said that the resignation of Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim who headed an unconstitutional Election Commission and presided over the rigged elections in the country is not less than a joke with the nation.

He said that Justice Ibrahim had a chance of becoming a national hero had he stood against the illegal and unconstitutional actions of political mafias or resigned from his position before the elections, adding that the nation would now remember him as a ‘villain’ who pushed the country in the abyss of corruption and rigging.

Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri expressed these views while talking to journalists at the Itikaf City in Lahore today.

Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that when Articles 62, 63 and 218 were being violated with abandon, the Chief Election Commissioner chose to stay mum on the illegal acts. The role of Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim would be remembered as that of a person who protected corruption and rigging in the country.

In reply to a question, Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim was responsible for the multiple crises and mess the country was caught up in today. He said that the Chief Election Commissioner gave full protection to an unconstitutionally constituted Election Commission which oversaw massive rigging in the May polls. He said that the nation was justified to ask Fakhruddin G. Ibrahim as to who protected illegal Election Commission and rigged elections.