Has Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry shown “Team Zardari” The Door?

For the Pakistani nation, it has often been commented that they have 2 attributes in abundance; forget and forgive. My opinion is also quite close to this. Just a day earlier, the Supreme Court came all out to put a restraint on the non sense policies of the current regime. By this I am referring to the suspension of carbon tax (God knows from where this term came any way), much to the relief of the masses. CJ and the entire judiciary, had gathered the entire nation behind them during the crisis of 2007-9 and their reinstatement came with loads of expectation.

But after the reinstatement, a common feeling developed that he has more or less become a symbol of free judiciary, and practically he will hardly make any difference. While saying this, there were also significant developments that pointed in this direction. The missing person case never re-surfaced, on Swat peace agreement the Supreme Court was simply helpless and numerous other matters were ignored too. On the other hand, during the same time significant ground level work was also done by CJ and his team. First of all the initiative to reorganize the prison structure of Pakistan, announcement of National Judicial Policy for the first time and other matters attracted much applause. In others word, instead of taking the unfaithful governance head on, CJ gave more attention to the grass root level. But the disappointment on the face of a common man is quite evident, as still no answer is available on the massive load shedding with energy prices still rising, billions distributed in the name of income support program but its outcome nowhere to be seen, a war like situation all around but still an unclear policy followed by the executive and much more. This recent action might be the green signal for what many waited. Though it is no more than a suspension order, still one can sense some movement around the bush. Lets hope it is in the positive manner.

Meanwhile, I will not limit my criticism to the government only. Its time that the most senior politician and the main opposition force, Mr. Nawaz Sharif understand his responsibility. His party and his silence can be translated as “ridiculous”. I say this because after every initiative they can raise a thousand cry, but it has no utilization. In the name of “friendly opposition”, they are silently witnessing foundation of this castle cracking. The budget passed unanimously without any real interference, and now opposition to these taxes shows the visionary approach carried by our opposition. Same was the case during Swat peace agreement. Wake up and start doing the job, you are responsible for.

5 thoughts on “Has Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry shown “Team Zardari” The Door?”

  1. did any one noticed that….

    the day chief justice and lawyers started their fitna… of demonstrations….

    prices of commodities started going through the roof….

    people started lossing jobs faster….

  2. The government needs to improve its image on masses. The taxpayers also need some relief thats is not being provided to them. The power tariff hike and petroleum products instable prices are favourite revenue generating consumer products of government. The unjust taxation on petrol and crises in power sector speak volumes of present regimes callousness. Probably the prices wont bite so much if there were some actions for development, inflation control and general lawand order/social justice is “felt” not claimed by government. We the people fear that the revenue generated by government through harsh taxation will give rise to more inflation and spent on foreign “ayashi” trips by hoards of favourite sons of this nations and their beloveds or super expensive security equipment for VVIPs.

  3. @ lakhani
    very right sir,,but if we have to pay the tax through our nose,,atleast they can shut a depertment like Federal Bureau of Revenue,, the biggest tax defaulter are sitting in the top office,, neither u or me have any swiss account that our taxation will matter.,
    in any case this is another breed of “zaliman”,, and for them rah e rast operation will be the day of judgement,, Allah knows why they are living in a “no fear” attitude

  4. Now petrol prices have been raised again, this time by the president through an ordinance. This ordinance can also be challenged in the courts, but the government will find another way. The problem is, there are very few taxpayers in the country, and the government needs money to stay in power. And since Pakistanis don’t like paying taxes, this is the only way the government can generate revenue to survive.


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