LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, accepted that politicians, judiciary and the establishment, are all to blame for the problems that plague the country today, as he addressed an event held by the Lahore High Court bar on Monday.
“Let us not dwell in the past. Collectively we are all responsible for the problems our country faces,” he said.
He lauded the sacrifices the judiciary had made to preserve democracy in Pakistan. “In 2007 a military ruler sacked 60 judges which led to a movement that resulted in an independent judiciary.”
He said that the “courage of a few judges led to new era” where judges appointed judges.
He lamented that in the 67 years of Pakistan not a single woman judge has been appointed as a judge at the Supreme Court.
“The powers of the parliament to make the constitution has been questioned,” he said, “If judges have taken oath to protect the constitution so have the Prime Minister and President.”
He said that he was proud to lead a party which has sacrificed several lives to safeguard democracy.