Pakistan Focus strongly condemns the award of death sentence to former Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi. This was essentially a politically motivated trial. History tells us that truth is the first causality in such trials. Though through such trials a political opponent is eliminated, the subsequent problems that prop up are enormous and in most cases insurmountable leading to prolonged spells of instability and disorder. Having had the experience of hanging its elected prime Minister through a similar sham trial, Pakistan is still not able to overcome the societal polarizations thrown-up by the rash act.
Pakistan Focus hopes that the good sense would prevail and the sentence would not reach the implementation stage. However, in the meanwhile Pakistan Focus appeals to the UNSG, EU, HRW , UNCHR and all governments to intervene to prevent implementation of this sentence.