Pakistani Americans Support SC, Applaud Dennis Kucinich


Washington, DC:   The Pakistan American Democratic Forum (PADF), a grassroots organization founded in 1982 in support of Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD), has called on fellow Pakistani-Americans to actively support the Supreme Court ‘s recent decisions in both NRO and Memogate cases.

“This is a moment of great transformation, a moment in which a new law-abiding Pakistan may emerge from deceased corpse of a feudal society,” PADF National Chair, Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Toor said. Zaradri and Gillani must not be allowed to abort this great transformation.”

The PADF statement, in part, reads:

“We are asking community for its informed involvement in four areas: 1) Full support for the recent SC decisions in both NRO and Memogate cases, 2) capacity formation and institution building, 3) improving Pak-US relations with focus on ending drone attacks, restoring Pakistani sovereignty, and joint investigation of recent NATO attacks, and 4) supporting those fellow Americans who support Pakistan’s efforts to regain it sovereignty.

“Like millions of Pakistanis, we too are appalled to see Mr. Babar Awan’s utterly disrespectful conduct in defiance of the recent Supreme Court decisions. His contemptible clowning must be condemned by every Pakistani desirous of seeing rule of law in Pakistan.

“At a minimum we Pakistani-Americans need to the following

1.     Demand full compliance with the Supreme Court’s decision in the MEMOGATE case.

2.     Demand joint investigation, an apt apology and reparations for the recent victims of the NATO attacks.

3.     Support Pakistani civil society’s efforts to establish an independent Election Commission and an independent National Accountability Bureau.

4.     Call and thank Congressman Dennis Kucinich (202)225-5871) for his principled stand in the Congress regarding the recent NATO attacks.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mohammad Ashraf Toor (815) 353 – 5039



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