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Hamid Mir criticizes the reference against Justice Khwaja Sharif

While everyone in Pakistan with a bit of self-respect and integrity can witness the shame and insult brought to judiciary and rule of law by the CJ of Lahore High Court, Hamid Mir of course has a different view.

In a previous post (on 17 July 2010), the LUBP commented on “Chief Justice Hamid Mir’s verdict in favour of Justice Khwaja Sharif”.

Mir’s article in Jang today may be read in conjunction with the previous post. In particular, I very much enjoyed the term Mir used “Khwaja Sharif ka halka phulka jawab”. Is that how Mir views the shameless admission of bribery (“financial help”), and life long loyalty and flattery of Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif which is a permanent feature of Justice Sharif’s character? Is Justice Sharif above a professional code of conduct as a judge? Is he beyond accountability?

It seems that Mir has one standard of ethical conduct for politicians but another for judges and generals. All I can say to Mir is: “jo chahey aap ka husne karishma saz kare”.

ایک بڑی لڑائی کی تیاری…قلم کمان ….حامد میر

یہ وہ دن تھے جب پرویز مشرف کی حامی قوتوں نے صدر زرداری اور نواز شریف کو لڑانے کی بہت کوشش کی۔ یہ شوشہ چھوڑا گیا کہ نواز شریف ایک ایسے شخص کو پنجاب کا آئی جی لگوانے والے ہیں جس نے جیل میں زرداری صاحب پر تشدد کیا تھا۔ یہ الزام رانا مقبول احمد خان پر تھا جو 2006ء میں عدالت سے اس الزام سے بری ہوچکے تھے۔ آصف علی زرداری نے کچھ دوستوں کے ذریعہ نواز شریف کو پیغام بھجوایا کہ رانا مقبول کو پنجاب میں کوئی اہم عہدہ نہ دیا جائے۔ نواز شریف کی خواہش کے احترام میں شہباز شریف نے رانا مقبول کو نظرانداز کئے رک

دونوں بڑی جماعتوں میں کشیدگی بڑھتی جارہی ہے۔ ایک طرف نواز شریف اور وزیراعظم گیلانی دہشت گردی کے خلاف قومی کانفرنس کے انعقاد پر اتفاق رائے کرتے ہیں تو دوسری طرف سے پیپلز پارٹی کے ایک رہنما اورنگ زیب برکی پنجاب میں گورنر راج کے نفاذ کی دھمکی دے ڈالتے ہیں۔ انہوں نے جسٹس خواجہ محمد شرف کے خلاف ریفرنس بھی دائر کردیا ہے۔ بظاہر تو پیپلزپارٹی کی سیکرٹری اطلاعات فوزیہ وہاب نے اورنگ زیب برکی کے اقدامات سے پارٹی کی لاتعلقی کا اعلان کیا ہے لیکن جاننے والے جانتے ہیں کہ برکی صاحب نے یہ سب گورنر ہائوس کے مشورے سے کیا۔ آج وہ جسٹس خواجہ محمد شریف کے خلاف ریفرنس دائر کررہے ہیں حالانکہ چند ماہ پہلے ان کے وزیراعظم نے خواجہ محمد شریف کو سپریم کورٹ کا جج لگانے کی سفارش کی تھی۔ خواجہ صاحب کو چیف جسٹس افتخار محمد چوہدری کے سامنے کھڑا کرنے کی کوشش بھی ہوئی لیکن جب انہوں نے انکار کردیا تو ’’جانبدار‘‘ قرار پائے۔ اعتراض کیا گیا کہ انہوں نے رانا مقبول کی پنجاب میں بطور سیکرٹری پراسیکیوشن تقرری کا ازخود نوٹس کیوں نہیں لیا۔ خواجہ صاحب نے اس اعتراض کا ہلکا پھلکا جواب دیا تو کچھ لوگ بھڑک اٹھے اور ریفرنس دائر کررہے ہیں

Source: Jang, 8 July 2010

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  • mery khayal mein hamid meer ne shareef brothers se khawaja shareef jesi loyality ka izhar keiya he, aur yeh shayad paisy kee chamak ka kamal he, shame on hamid meer and his journalistic aproach. yeh paisy kee chamak nahein to aur kiya he, bughz e maawiya mein to koee aisy nahen karta jesy hamid meer kar raha he, aur us ke soch ko pochhta kon he aisa kar ke woh apny sahafati kirdar ko mashkook bana raha he.

  • The Judiciary in Pakistan is an interesting and intriguing phenomenon which duly merits a study! These sacred cows in the whole 62 years took one right step (though there were certain extraneous variables attached as well) and were more than fairly rewarded for the ‘one right step’ they took in their whole careers (i.e. reinstatement).
    And what the political govt. gets in return? An obstinate pack of wolves out to tear them apart? A group of Guardian Angels protecting the terrorists, suicide bomber handlers, safeguarding their rights, making LEA only a pick & drop service for them.
    Can these analysts and commentators will take pain to do a little research and find out how many pending cases are lying with honourable SC and trigger happy HC awaiting their worthy attention. Have they ever tried to explore the careers of those elevated to Lahore high court due to the worthy support of honourable IMC and Munsaf-e-Ala (few were running marriage halls and the rest were acting as juniors at the chambers of some senior judges and blue eyed lawyers).
    Will the free media ever tried to investigate that due to this gift its now impossible for anyone to discuss a question of law in front of the honourbale justices adorning the bench at LHC, as they lack any understanding of Law and just put up blank faces on the intricate questions of Law which they are supposed to interpret.
    When the Law Minister provides fund to the bars it becomes a sin, but when the sitting CJ goes to the bars and doles out funds or the CM use his discretionary funds nobody is bothered, no canon of justice or norm of decency is breached?
    The people blowing the trumpet of independence of judiciary have ever cared to unpack the whole idea of independence and evaluate fairly when in the course of last 62 years the Judges of High and Supreme Court weren’t independent in their decision making?
    And what in fact plagues the system.. the political polemics at the higher courts of justice or the independent and fast paced dispensation of justice at the lower tier courts (trial as well as appellate). What has this sanctified and over orchestrated movement has contributed at the district & tehsil courts? Are people really getting justice, are the judges really free to decide the cases?
    Will anyone dare to answer what were the impacts of suo moto actions taken by the SC/HC on issues such as Sugar Prices, PSM?
    Please be objective in real sense of objectivity, If Messrs Zardari, Rehman Malik, Babar Awan et al are no saints they will be accountable to the people in due course but what my dear sir will you do of this self-righteous bunch being guarded by the right-wing media and certain elements of state who are trying to errect a parallel system of governance where everything in the country has to move as per their whims.
    And last but not the least the recent remarks from NS, “The government has the mandate of the people which it should respect and therefore respect the judiciary,” NS.
    Isn’t the statement implies a warning from the erstwhile democrat, law abiding, judiciary lover Nawaz Sharif that Government should be mindful that … Judiciary may keep on flouting whatever and whenever they like and they should never blink a eye, and must present the other cheek for another slap as they are only mandated for this!
    Alas ….
    “Whene’er an unjust judge controls the pen,
    Some Mansur dies upon the gibbet then.” (Rumi)

  • @aley, love your comment for saying it as it is!

    Hamid Mir should be questioned wrt the alleged recording of him cheering on the Taliban against Pakistan

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