Presidentís address to Parliament and flight diversion of vocal opposition members
19 January, 2004
It's reported that government in order to rebuff the expected agitation of opposition during inaugural address of President General Pervez Musharraf, diverted the flights of two of the top Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) leaders to Peshawar from the Federal Capital.
One of them, Ms. Tehmina Daultana central leader of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) has termed the diversion of her flight as conspiracy against her in order to stop her from raising her voice in Parliament. She has also submitted an application for the registartion of FIR against President for his alleged involvement in hijacking besides filing a
privilage motion in the national assembly.
1-Do you think opposition leaderís claim of Plane hijack is justified?
2-Did government gain something from diverting the flights that were carrying few opposition members of the Parliament?
3-Who and how should anyone be held responsible for these diversion of flights?
4-Is this a similar case of Hijacking through which former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was convicted?