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Pakistan’s Crony Supreme Court obstructs corruption investigations against Chief Justice’s Son

"Don't worry son and keep driving your 15 million ruppee Beamer. Your Supreme Court Daddy and uncles, especially Hamid Mir, are always there to protect you"

In yet another controversial decision smacking of extreme bias, prejudice and cronyism, the Supreme Court stopped the National Accoutability Bureau (NAB) from investigating massive corruption charges against Arsalan Iftikhar, the son of the Chief Justice.  With a pathetic track record of supporting and justifying military dictatorships, the current Judiciary has also been deeply compromised due the Chief Justice’s continued nepotism and cronyism on behalf of his academically-challenged and corrupt son.

While respected international legal experts and Jurists have been categorical in calling out and critisizing the current Judiciary, Pakistan’s corporate media elite continues to lionize them.  In this they are supported by Pakistan’s “civil society” –  an inter-connected group of urban psuedo-liberal elites with deep ties to Pakistan’s civil-military bureaucracy.  Together, both the media and Pakistan’s elitist “civil society” have been cheerleading this Judiciary to continue hampering and destabilizing the elected PPP-lead government.

The Media-Civil Society combine is the same group of compromised individuals who took part in the increasingly discreditted Lawyer’s Movement.  Since 2007, Pakistan’s media, civil society, Islamist political parties (PML N, PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami) and Jihadist organizations have (mis)used the Supreme Court to express their hatred, contempt and disregard for electoral politics.  The only leader whose stance towards the Judiciary was principled was the Late Benazir Bhutto.

She opposed General Musharaf’s unconstitutional acts (in stark contrast to this Judiciary) and was also critical of this compromised Judiciary and its biased rulings.  After her murder,  PML N scuppered the Charter of Democracy that disallowed PCO judges like Iftikhar Chaudhary and his gang.  In return, he got immunity from massive corruption allegations.  Jihadi organizations like Al Qaeda and their supporters like Hamid Gul, Roedad Khan and Tahira Abdullah also used this movement of contradictions to burnish their tarnished reputations.

For their efforts, pro-establishment dictator-enabling characters like Gen. Hamid Gul and Roedad Khan were reinvented as pro-democracy activists by the corporate media. For supporting the Lawyer’s Movement, also referred to as the “Liar’s Movement”, Al Qaeda managed to get immunity for its chief Pakistani affiliate, Malik Ishaq.

The same “civil society” that made a career out of supporting military dictators and cursing the Bhutto family reinvented itself as “pro-democracy activists”.  They are still reaping the financial rewards via generous endowments from foreign consulates.  They are also positioning themselves to hit a pay day jackpot by getting a piece of the Kerry Lugar Bill aid money.  Yes, the same KLB for which the PPP government was nearly derailed by anti-democracy forces (media-ISPR) and which civil society selectively abuses and undermines.

Today, the same Judiciary that had attained a divine status amongst Pakistan’s corrupt anti-PPP elite with their self-righteous sermonizing in air-conditioned drawing rooms and social media forums stands utterly exposed.  They have cast their support behind the gambling, degenerate corrupt son of their Chief Justice Boss.  History will be the judge of Pakistan’s civil society  elites that first supported the army-US backed PNA movement against Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto; just like they backed bureaucrats during the much hyped Lawyer’s Movement.

In both these movements, the dark forces of Islamofascism were allowed to flower. While civil society elites malign Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Mohtarma, history will in turn hold media-civil society accoutable for standing with dictators, corrupt bureaucrats and Islamofascists. Only Benazir Bhutto possessed a principled stance when this Chief Justice was first sacked by the dictator that he himself  had enabled and reinforced for 8 years.

If civil society was really concerned about the rule of Law, where were they when Malik Ishaq was released.  Where are they now that the Chief Justice’s prodigal son has once again been bailed out by Daddy’s Court.

For pure farce, kindly refer to the headlines which detail this story, the summary of which is provided below:

The Supreme Court blocked the investigation because one NAB officer was  seen walking with Malik Riaz as they were entering the Court premises.  Yes, you read it correctly. A law enforcement officer on the premises of the Court is akin to collusion. The footage of this stroll was provided illegally to the Petioner seeking an end to this investigation.  Meanwhile, the Supreme Court Registrar refuses to submit to the valid concerns of the Public Accounts Comittee for extravagent salaries, perks and land assets given to the Judiciary at the tax payer’s expense.  The Court and its cronies then proceed to malign the law and Constitution abiding Attorney General on the basis of innuendo and gossip even as they continue to resist investigations into the corruption allegations of “Dr.” Arsalan Iftikhar.

 

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Jehangir Hafsi

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  • LUBi (Let Us Build Israel) is once again going after pious Judiciary. Now hear this LUDi: All Pakistan’s Liberals like Ejaz Haider, Hamid Mir, Marvi Sirmed, Press Clud Candle Brigade – WE ARE ALL WITH CHIEF JUSTICE.

    CHIEF TERAY JAANISAR, BESHUMAR, BESHUMAR!

  • Another marvelous piece of writing

    If LUBP is not there, what is Journalism left with?

    So so nice Pics as well

  • the height of bias and nonsense …..
    the investigation is halted just for 2 days because a suspicious person was added into the inquiry team who is apparently paid by Malik Riaz …
    and here we have a writing discussing all the world of victimization and dont have any word on what was the reason ….
    LUBP sucks …

  • Fraud Tola headed by Cheap justice will destroy the unity of the nation. If notice of this fraud Tola is not taken by the people of Pakistan in general and central Punjab in particular. Then it will pave the way for the establishment of 5 Supreme Courts in Pakistan.

  • Latest:

    There are four main forces that are hell bent to topple the PPP government and each of them own SC generally and CJ specially. We all know, but no harm in repeating the same, they being PML-N, PTI, Establishment and media. PML-N and PTI are open in arena and they both are rock behind judiciary because it is serving their purpose. In return, SC is favoring them by blocking any judgment against both these parties.

    But yesterday, a hilarious scene erupted on TV channel wherein exchange of hot talks was watched between Sanaullah of PML-N and one important figure (I forgot his name)of PTI. The topic was latest scandal of speculative investment (Satta) in millions of dollars from the funds of Shaukat Khanum Hospital, that evaporated in thin air due to huge price down of the Estate industry in which this investment was made. This scandal was unearthed by none other than Khwaja Asif of PML-N. The statements and rebuttals by both the parties would perhaps continue for quite a while, but the hilarious scenario that was witnessed both the particiaptns of the talk show were challenging each other to come to the court (maybe SC) as if both own the court. If ever they face each other in court, it would be a tough time for judiciary to give a verdict. Or may be sanity would prevail and both decide to evade the road to judiciary.

  • Correct analysis exposing the true face of criminals operating under disguise of justice providers out to create lawlessness in the name of Justice to protect their personal criminal activities. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has been converted into rightly phrased Daddy’s Court by these street urchins. The height of the Hippocratic attitude of these scoundrels has elevated The Corrupt Son of The Corrupt Father above any Law of Pakistan, declaring him to be an untouchable creature. The only way to stop this Lawlessness by a gang of frauds is to Shift The Supreme Court back to Karachi, they will die their own death.

  • He is not the Chief Justice he is the Thief Justice of Pakistan. He is the biggest liar in Pakistan who says he took loan from House Building Finance Corporation for walima of his son (Chief Justice own statement). It is indeed ridiculous? HBFC gives loan for house building not for walima? Then see how much he spent on walima of his son???30 million rupees and hotel bills r proof shown by Faisal Raza Abdi in his press conference and Chief Justice Family has not denied this as yet. CJ is biggest corrupt and liar in this country.
    Just look at his haste in all cases related to govt. He wants to create a situation where his chances to become President of Pakistan become ripe.