Sunday, May 09, 2010
Lahore: Pakistan People’s Party Central Leader and Planning Commission Chairman Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali has said if Pervez Musharraf steps enters mainstream politics, he will have to face charges levelled against him in a court of law.
Talking to media after presiding over the ‘writer’s conference’ organised by Literary Academy of Pakistan, he said the country still had not been able to recover from the disastrous rule of Pervez Musharraf who claimed to return to Pakistan as a saviour of the people.
He said that it was not wise to put blame of everything on America, adding, “We should learn to take responsibility of our own mistakes instead of finding a scapegoat every time a blunder is committed.”
Answering to a question regarding the Swiss cases, he said that it was beyond his comprehension why the Supreme Court of Pakistan was insisting on this issue when it was a clear rule of the Swiss courts that they did not proceed against any elected President.
Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali, while speaking at the conference titled, ‘Grass Roots of Mysticism’ said that message of peace harmony and coexistence preached by Sufis was the guiding light for the resolution to the present day extremism and anarchy. He said, “Recognising rights of others should be the approach of every faction of society, if we intend to bring sustainable peace and progress.”
Literary Academy Pakistan President Fakhar Zaman said that the only way to win the battle over the Taliban ideology was through the Sufism which was the only solution to extremists and compulsively intrusive ideology.
He said that Punjab was the land of Sufism and the people of Pakistan had the responsibility to conserve and make use of this precious heritage.
Noted writers, including Gujrat University Vice-Chancellor Dr Nizamuddin, Professor Nabeela Kiyani, Qazi Javed, Prof Dr Muhammad Ameen, Professor Hameeda Shaheen, Syed Shabeer Hussain Shah and others read out their papers.
[Pictures: Archive. Photos from PAL Website]