Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Supreme Court acting supreme

While hearing a case of habeas corpus filed by the family of one Mustafa Azam, who is reportedly in the custody of one of the numerous intelligence agencies in Pakistan, Justice Javed Iqbal offered some candid remarks on the state of affairs in Pakistan.


Justice Iqbal mused about the state of democracy in Pakistan where he observed that “the common man can no longer maintain the link between soul and body.” Justice Iqbal observed that Pakistan is standing at the precipice heading to a collapse. He observed that “some one” has to intervene to prevent the state and the society from failure. I hope that his someone included the courts and the Parliament, and not the military.

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