Saturday, July 29, 2017

Truthfulness and Righteousness

No one will disagree that leaders need to be truthful and righteous. Righteousness may be interpreted in different ways , but truthfulness is probably not a negotiable term.

Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution of Pakistan require the prime minister to be truthful and righteous respectively. Karan Thapar translates 'sadiq' and 'ameen' accordingly. Nawaz Sharif has been unseated by the Supreme Court for violating these requirements.

One wonders if there is any reference to truthfulness and righteousness in the Indian Constitution. If there is such a requirement, Manmohan Singh would have received the sack a thousand times.


Anonymous said...

The judgement may have been dictated by the Pakistani Army

akji said...

Manmohan never been realistic or true to life. He is also never been morally right or justifiable in action. But because he is in India he escaped all punishments.He should be pulled in all the scams that has occurred during his regime as PM

K.R.Srivarahan said...

It is interesting to know that Nawaz Sharif has been sacked from prime-ministership three times so far: once by the Army, once by the President and recently by the court.He has antagonised all institutions.