Supreme Court, Chief Justice, Lawyers, Judiciary & Us

Since early March when the presidential reference was filed, Pakistan is all up and kicking whether it be the political front or the “pseudo-political front”. Islamabad being the hub of all hearings and YES most of the strikes. Islamabad, a calm city or as many outsiders proclaim a dead-city, is not much used to the bustling mornings Isloiites had to face every morning with roads closed and paths diverted …!

This much we can bear, we a re a tough nation … but what happened on 12th may changed the scenes altogether. Raising points in mind of every sane pakistan, whether in Pakistan or not – we all do care !!

With all the rallies and raillay, sometimes it seems that instead of a stand for the sake of judiciary, everyone is working hard to polish their Political stances … sucking the nectar out of this BIG and one of its kind EVENT in the judicial history of Pakistan

For more on this weekend’s political and judicial activities in town, you’ve to read the post :-)

CJ addressing as seen on the multimedia screen outside SCPThis Saturday was full of activity in Islamabad due to the seminar in Supreme Court organized on the Independence of Judiciary that was to be duly addressed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, a few other notable SC lawyers. For the very first time, in history of SC, Islamabad & Pakistan, huge multimedia screens were erected outside SCP to entertain show the seminar in the auditorium to hundreds sitting outside. And not to forget, it was the first address of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry after the unfortunate happenings of 12th May in Karachi.

Though, I’m still wondering how they got the permission to arrange such an event in SCP … If you’re interested in Foreign Media overview, you can see this , a well-compiled overview.

Cutting the story short, the question troubling the minds of almost every Pakistanis here is if the political parties (at large the Opposition jamatein) are really interested in the revival of Just Judiciary in Pakistan or is it all the preparation of upcoming elections, gathering the vote poll by gaining the sympathies?? As PML (Q) or previously titled as King’s Party (though King himself is in doldrums) stated few days back that PPP and PML (N) is heading ahead under the flag of CJP since their own leadership is ousted … God Knows better.

But does it all bother you?? Is it affecting your life as a Pakistani?? Or you simply don’t care, you’ve your own problems to solve?? Are you anxiously waiting for a solution?? What if the case verdict goes in favor of government and not CJP, would it be the cause of any further de-harmonization in the society?? And if CJP wins, can govt. accept it with open hearts??

It’s a complicated Knit, isn’t it? But still keeping our hopes alive, let’s pray for a decision that’d be towards the betterment of Pakistan and the society, inshah allah!

ps: Oooh, it took me two nights to complete this post, My thanks to a reader of IMB, Yahya, for pointing out a few points and his suggestions, Jazak Allah!


6 Comments so far

  1. Farhan (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 8:57 am

    What’s gona happen is Chief Justice is gona get reinstated. He’s gona elect the election commision and mushy gona well and no one can accuse anyone :P I can’t think of any other reason why Chief justice is being given so much freedom.

    The Perfect Plan!

  2. Rehan (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 10:42 am

    I’ve got an e-mail today regarding a Mashal Bardar Walk on Thursday, 31 May 2007 at 7:00 pm in front of Supreme Court of Pakistan. It says:

    Pakistan Independence Movement II

    Journey to Justice and Freedom

    Do you want to see Pakistan as independent sovereign state?
    Do you want to get rid of dictatorship and ‘brown sahib’ culture?
    Do you support our following four point agenda?

    1. Independent judiciary

    2. Protection of fundamental human rights

    3. Liberty from dictatorship, forever

    4. Empowerment of public

    So wherever you work, whichever political or religious party you belong, you need to pursue and pressurize your leaders in your sphere of influence and constituencies not to bargain or budge on any of these four points.

    As part of this struggle, Civil Society of Pakistan, which is a conglomerate of various organizations of engineers, lawyers, doctors, teachers and professionals, has arranged a Mashal Bardar Walk on Thursday, 31 May 2007 at 7:00 pm in front of Supreme Court of Pakistan, Constitution Avenue, Islamabad. Professionals from every walk of life, their families and children will participate in the walk to protest against dishonoring of Chief Justice of Pakistan, dictatorship and 12 May Karachi killings under the state sponsored terrorism.

    If you’re desirous of playing any positive role in correcting destiny of this nation, then please come out of cozy drawing rooms, stop cribbing and become a part of national freedom movement. A few moments of your precious time can really bring a new and prosperous future for Pakistan and this is what you can leave for your future generations.

  3. SELF (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 11:01 am

    And we must not get bored or scared because if we do then we do not deserve justice or freedom.

  4. Gulraiz Khan (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

    What’s sad is that in all this political soap opera, we’re draining all our resources. the guild on the economy is coming off. check today’s jang for KESC and PIA’s condition. These politicians need to get back to the parliaments and assemblies and do what they were elected for: HELPING THE MASSES!

    So please, I really think we need to put an end to these endless rallies, jalsay and juloos. the power lies in our own hands. It is the same masses who fill up buses upon buses to attend these rallies who complain about ‘mehangai.” you’re equally to be blamed.

    Please, wake up to reality.

  5. Kashif (unregistered) on May 30th, 2007 @ 11:33 pm

    Iftikhar Chaudhry for president eh?

  6. SELF (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

    Why not? He seesm to be the most honest and with a back bone right now.

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