Media Release: Black Coat Revolution Needs To Be Strengthened

Lahore March 18, 2009: The Black Coat Revolution of March 16 which is the manifestation of the will of the people of Pakistan needs to be strengthened. The restoration of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, to his rightful and lawful position, will ensure the ordinary people of Pakistan their dignity and their fundamental rights. It is tantamount to moving of the Pakistani nation and society in a direction where rule of law, independence of judiciary and supremacy of the constitution will prevail.

Black Coat Revolution Needs To Be Strengthened

Lahore March 18, 2009: The Black Coat Revolution of March 16 which is the manifestation of the will of the people of Pakistan needs to be strengthened. This was stated in a press statement by Dr. Khalil Ahmad, Executive Director Alternate Solutions Institute, first free market think tank of Pakistan. Highlighting the importance of the Black Coat Revolution, Dr. Khalil said, “In Pakistan’s 62 years of history, this revolution is the first victory of the ordinary people of Pakistan. The restoration of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Honorable Chief Justice of Pakistan, to his rightful and lawful position, will ensure the ordinary people of Pakistan their dignity and their fundamental rights. It is tantamount to moving of the Pakistani nation and society in a direction where rule of law, independence of judiciary and supremacy of the constitution will prevail.”

He cautioned, “We need to be on guard against those elements and forces who have been opposing the restoration of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Pakistan and other deposed judges of the higher courts of Pakistan, and creating hurdles in their reinstatement.” Dr. Khalil further said, “In order to thwart the success of the Black Coat Revolution, the counter revolutionary elements and forces have started conspiring against it. They do not want the status quo of Pakistan to change in favor of the ordinary people. We must foil their attempts to keep the elitist state of Pakistan intact. For this, we should always be vigilant.”

Dr. Khalil highlighted the role of lawyers and civil society who kept the movement alive. He said, “Media, especially electronic media, has come out prominently as an ally of the ordinary people of Pakistan.” He extolled the role of Pakistan Muslim League (N) and especially its leader, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who bravely led this revolution to success through the dangers of the Container Politics of Zardari regime. He said, “Other political parties such as Jamat-e-Islami, Tehrik-e-Insaf and various smaller groups also contributed to the success of this movement.” Dr. Khalil disclosed that Alternate Solutions Institute will be celebrating the Black Coat Revolution next week in a befitting manner where it will formally launch its Sign the Charter of Liberty Campaign. This Campaign aims at making the citizens’ fundamental rights, ensured in the Constitution of 1973, inviolable.

Long live the Black Coat Revolution!

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