BY: Huma Kirmani
Instead of giving a politician the keys qto the city, it might be better to change the locks
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule. There dawned a new day to validate the unbiased role of judiciary in Pakistan, the Supreme Court declared the long awaited verdict of Nawaz Sharif as indulged in Panama gate ,a scandalous vulnerability , as a wild goose chase , has embraced its final judgmental day , which is being witnessed by masses and exercised a genuine setup for classes to insinuation of law and justice in Pakistan. A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration that every heart in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Something of the awfulness, even of Death itself, is preferable to this. No more can I turn the leaves of this dear book of judiciary that I loved, and vainly hope in time to read it all. No more can I look into the depths of this unfathomable water, wherein, as momentary lights glanced into it, I have had glimpses of buried treasure and other things submerged. It was appointed that the book should shut with a spring, forever and forever, when I had read but a page. It was appointed that the water should be locked in an eternal frost, when the light was playing on its surface, and I stood in ignorance on the shore. . A verdict to dismiss Sharif would have left his party in power but would have brought turmoil at a time when Pakistan is experiencing modest growth and improved security, and the civilian government. Two of five judges on the court bench recommended Sharif should step down, saying he was dishonest “to the nation as well as to the parliament”, The team has two months to complete its inquiry, after which a special bench will decide what action to take, the court said in a ruling that opens with the epigraph from Mario Puzo’s novel “The Godfather”: “Behind every great fortune there is a crime”.
The Supreme Court agreed last year to investigate the Sharif family’s offshore wealth after opposition leader Imran Khan threatened protests after the leaking of the “Panama Papers”. Documents leaked from the Panama-based Mossack Fonseca law firm appeared to show that Sharif’s daughter and two sons owned offshore holding companies registered in the British Virgin Islands and used them to buy properties in London. The opposition accuses Sharif of failing to explain the source of offshore money and of lying to parliament. Sharif, one of Pakistan’s richest men, told parliament last year that his family wealth was acquired legally in the decades before he entered politics. It was the inexorable consolidation and perpetuation of the secret that was always in that individuality, and which he should carry in himself to his political life’s end. An honest man can never be bought. That’s why there are so few in politics.
Let the history of Pakistan remember that the Pakistani political parties and political classes do not represent the Pakistani masses. It is a delusion to believe that they do and the Supreme Court has declared it by the impartial verdict regarding the political Vikings of Panama Leaks. They are not as representative of them as the movements in Pakistan represent the surges and impulses of the Pakistani nation. This has been proved in the Supreme Court. Seeing the present state of our motherland, the activism of our own sincere and patriotic population can ensure rule of law and good living conditions.
Power should not go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; unfortunately Pakistani leaders are of low caliber and men of straw out of their insincerity to the state. They have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and the state will be lost in political squabbles.
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, nor struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. This is what the Supreme Court of Pakistan has depicted to pave the real thread of democracy.