By releasing the arrested judges on the eve of his election, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gillani has done a wonderful thing, mainly courtesy to the pressure from Pakistan Muslim Leauge Nawaz. But as some of the toadies of Musharraf are implying, his this action was illegal because he hadn’t taken an oath.
That’s absurd and preposterous. And the new premier Makhdoom Gillani must not think that he has done all what was required and expected of him in regard of judges rather he must come forward with the clear time frame and process to restore the judges, which is the ultimate goal of lawyers movement and the aspirations of the nation.
Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary has said it aptly and justly that the battle is still on and we have to go a long way still for the independence of judiciary. The release and even the restoration of judiciary is not the objective. Rather the true independent functioning of judiciary is the real ambition.
Yeah, someone said that the price of liberty is the constant vigilance.