After having abused Faiz’ “Hum Dekhen Gay” and Jalib’s “Dastoor”, it’s time to make Kahlil Gibran turn in his grave. His epic poem, “Pity the Nation” has been referred to in the detailed judgment of the Supreme Court’s eight member bench on the Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s contempt case. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, whose relations with the anti-PPP establishment are well known, has written a 6 pager additional note in which he has shown his poetic side. He has referred to “Pity the Nation” and added verses of his own. A cursory view of his poem is nothing but a contempt of the Parliament and its elected members for which a reference should be sent to the Supreme Judicial Council and he be brought to the Parliamentary Committee that oversees the breaches of privilege.
While the verdict is out and awaits to be challenged at appropriate stages, the daggers have already been sharpened to run a political campaign at the back of a judicial support for the next elections. Having failed to get rid of the PPP led government through various judgments, this is one last attempt before the presentation of the final budget of the present parliament. With the media through their touts like Kamran Khan, Mohammad Malick, Kashif Abbasi, Ansar Abbasi and many more, a campaign on high moral grounds is being run against the PPP. just to make their point, the USD 60 million are now referred to “500 carore rupay kee krupshion” to make it look all too big. The media makes one PPP representative sit in its program and makes 4 anti government cast belonging to PML-N, PTI, a lawyer and a journalist to keep our blood boiling for 50 minutes.
Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is the son-in-law of Justice Naseem Hasan Shah, one of the judges that ordered hanging of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. Justice Shah was the one who restored Nawaz Sharif’s government after Ghulam Ishaq Khan used 58-2 B in 1993. Justice Khosa is also the brother of Tariq Khosa, the blue eyed boy in the FIA of the sitting judges. His appointment to a one man commission to investigate the “Memogate” has already been criticized wholeheartedly forcing him to decline his appointment. Naturally, Justice Asif Khosa has to extract revenge for his brother and also to satisfy the ego of his masters in the establishment.
Anyways, PPP is not going to run away and will do the work it set out to do: provide a stable form of government to Pakistan. Let the parliament complete it’s term; let elections take place; kick the PPP out through normal process, but just don’t abuse the likes of Jalib, Faiz and now Kahlil Gibran for your own ulterior motives.