Chaudhry Ahsan Premee
Associated Press Service,Islamabad
December 13,2019- Ever since is inception, Pakistan has waded from one crises to another, be it, political, economic or of governance.
Experimentation away from its hostorical roots i.e federalism and parliamentary democracy did not help.
Former Chairman Senate Senator Raza Rabbani expressed these views during the launch of his book at the National Press Club Islamabad.
He added that these crises have precipitated into a “crises of the state” where the Constitution is in existence but yet it is in abeyance, Parliament functions but yet it is redundant, transparency is preached but yet it is driven by a political agenda and the structures of government are there but yet there is no governance.
in 2016 and 2017, I proposed a intro-institutional dialouge but then realized that what must precede is a strict adherence to the concept of trichotomy of power provided in the constitution,1973. Therefore,I drafted a Ruling, in my capacity as the then, Chairman Senate of Pakistan.
He added that Unfortunately, the intra-institutional polarization, the internal political sitation and the uncertainty surrounding my own political career prevented me from annoncing it. In my last speech as the chairman, I informed the house of such a ruling and promised that in the days ahead I will make it public.
In the givin circumstances of today, trichotomy of power as provided in the constitution,1973, is entangled in an intra-institutional turf war and Parliament is receding from being redundant to becoming a sham shoora.
I deam it my responsibility as a Pakistani,to place a written document that can in the least generate a debate to bring constitutional sanity.
Entangled Thread a Ruling never Given, is a attempt to state in simply words what trichotomy of power is i,e the role of each institution, the Executive, the Judiciary and Parliament as defined in the Constitution along with checks and balance so as not to interfere in the working and functioning of each institution.
He added that the basic purpose is to generate a debate whichwould lead to a intra-institutional dialouge amongst institutions functioning under the Constitution in order to restore constitutional sanctity.
The Ruling that never was,discusses each institution individually and in the ultimate draws conclusions to the role and limitations of each institution.