UAE Has Offered To Mediate Between Imran, Army: Baqir Sajjad

UAE Has Offered To Mediate Between Imran, Army: Baqir Sajjad
No state institution is currently willing to play its role in defusing the prevailing political situation, but UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan called COAS Gen Asim Munir on Sunday and he offered his role to pull the country out of its quagmire, Baqir Sajjad said, quoting his sources.

During the contact between the two – confirmed by the official Emirati news agency – the COAS did not show much enthusiasm to the proposal, he told Khabar Say Aagay host Raza Rumi on Monday.

Sajjad added that an ally will have to intervene into the matter to end the deadlock and bring both sides on the table for talks, and that's what UAE has come forth with.

Speaking on the occasion, reporter Imran Waseem said that there were no arguments from the counsels of ECP or PTI today; it was Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial making all the arguments.

The other two judges were, as usual, silent. "The heat of the sit-in could be felt inside the court, too," he maintained.

Read this too: Planners, Perpetrators Of Attacks To Be Tried Under Army Act, Official Secrets Act: Corps Commanders

"It is probably why the top judge remarked that the court has to consider the situation at hand, as well besides the Constitution," Waseem said.

Law expert Ahmad Hassan Shah said the deadlock is far from over. "The court finds itself in the midst of conspiracies with every passing day."

Lamenting the incumbent president's inactive role, Shah said that Pakistan needs a president who could represent all units of the federation, while being impartial.

According to the law expert, gathering people and asking Chief Justice for his resignation isn't the right thing to do.

Analyst Murtaza Solangi observed that the top judge had another chance today to form a full court and defuse the situation, but he didn't. He can still do so, or go home.

Flagship Naya Daur TV show Khabar Say Aagay streams Monday to Friday at 9pm.