Communist Party Of Pakistan Moves Against Presidential Immunity

By Yasser Latif Hamdani

This news story caught my attention

The Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) on Monday challenged the immunity to president under Article 248 of the constitution, asking for the article to be struck down, as it “violates all teachings and injunctions of Islam”. The petition – filed by CPP Chairman Jamil Malik – also asks the court to hear the party’s view along with the ongoing NRO cases being heard by a 17-member larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The petitioner cited China as an example, saying the constitution of that country gave courts the right to summon any leader, including the president, to punish him/her if a crime was proven He asked the court to strike down and interpret Article 248 in its true perspective. staff report

I don’t even want to comment on Communist Party of Pakistan and its appeal to Islam.  Ofcourse  one must investigate this claim that Islam does not allow “immunity”.    The claim is that because during his time as Caliph, Hazrat Ali (AS) appeared before a Qazi (in a civil dispute) and lost his case to a Jew,   Islam does not allow immunity.  

However,  overwhelmingly since Ameer Muawiyah took over in the 7th century to the end of the Caliphate in 1924,   the Caliph has always enjoyed immunity.  As shadow of god on earth,   the Caliph was at several times in history the main legislator and final court of appeal.  He could never be called into a court of law.  He was above it.   The institution of Caliphate has always been immune from legal action.

Ofcourse rational discourse is not expected in an evironment poisoned with myths and clever fiction about Islamic History.


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5 responses to “Communist Party Of Pakistan Moves Against Presidential Immunity

  1. Majumdar

    There is such an entity called the Communist Party of Pakistan???


  2. It’s really strange of the communist party of Pakistan care about Islamic teachings and injunctions 🙂 Aren’t the two sides fundamentally opposed to each other? I know you said that you didn’t want to comment on this but still this is really weird and I wonder what the reasoning behind this is…

  3. yasserlatifhamdani

    We have about a half dozen communist parties…

    The CPP, The Communist Kissan Mazdoor Party, The Mazdoor Kissan Party, The labour party of Pakistan…. and some others whose names I can’t recall.

  4. Majumdar

    I guess there were more leaders in the Communist Parties than workers or voters.


  5. Junaid

    The institution of Caliphate has always been immune from legal action.

    No one should have any sort of immunity.