PPP conspires to end Christian representation in National Assembly of Pakistan


Islamabad: June 21, 2011. (PCP) The Election Commission of Pakistan declared selection of Dr. Khatu Mall Jewan on a seat in National Assembly of Pakistan vacated after assassination of Federal Minority Minister Shahbaz Bhatti

and issued notification of succession which was pending through a petition filed by a Christian Michael Javed claiming to be successor on vacant seat as per Pakistan Peoples Party PPP priority list submitted with Election Commission of Pakistan in 2008. Dr. Khatu Mall Jewan being in inner circles of President Asif Ali Zardari who is also co-Chairperson of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party won PPP nomination of Senate of Pakistan from Sindh province of Pakistan and became member of Senate of Pakistan. Shahbaz Bhatti, was selected as Member of National Assembly of Pakistan in 2008, according to PPP priority list and later elevated to rank of Federal Minority Minister. Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated in capital city Islamabad by Tehreek Taliban Punjab TTP on March 2, 2011, when he was heading for a cabinet meeting from his home. Shahbaz Bhatti was on number one in priority list of Pakistan Peoples Party and was declared selected by Election Commission of Pakistan in 2008, when four seats were allocated to PPP on percentage of wining seats as a share from Ten Reserved Seats for Minorities in National Assembly of Pakistan. PPP selected three Hindus from Sindh on reserved seats of minorities and one Christian Shahbaz Bhatti, while Dr. Khatu Mall Jewan was on number 5 on priority list and Michael Javed on 6th and Khalid Gill on number 7th. According to PCP sources, as Dr. Khatu Mall Jewan is known to be a friend of President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari who also shares domicile with Dr. Jewan from Sindh province of Pakistan, gave him ticket for election for Senate of Pakistan on general seats from Sindh and Dr. Jewan became a Senator. After assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti, the President of Pakistan Asif Ali Zardari, who is also co-Chairperson ordered his friend Dr. Khatu Mall Jewan to resign from seat of Senate of Pakistan and nominated him on vacant seat of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti in National Assembly of Pakistan. Mr. Michael Javed challenged decision of his party leadership and filed a petition with Election Commission of Pakistan to seek notification of succession on seat vacated after death of Shahbaz Bhatti. Michael Javed was of view in his petition that as he was on number 6th in PPP priority list and Dr. Khatu Mall was elected as member Senate of Pakistan, so, it is his legitimate right to be declared selected on vacant seat but PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari wanted his friend Dr. Jewan for this lot. According to inner circles of Pakistan Peoples Party, Michael Javed bargained on principal to safe his business and paved way for a Hindu to fill vacant seat of Martyr Shahbaz Bhatti. Now, there is no representation of Christians in National Assembly of Pakistan after selection of Mr. Khatu Mall from ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. The minorities are selected not elected by votes on reserved seats under Joint Electorate imposed by President Parvez Musharraf in 2002.

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"Trial of Pakistani Christian Nation" By Nazir S Bhatti

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