"Let Justice be done though the heavens may fall"-CJP
Words of the Chief Justice of Pakistan come as a breath of fresh
air in a suffocatingly uncertain environment in Pakistan. The
bold declaration at a time when the law of the jungle seems
increasingly taking hold in this country is certainly a shot of
encouragement in the arms of the silent majority.
Human society is all about justice. Justice
differentiates humans from other lower beings. It is the absense
of Justice that leads to the decay of a nation. Whether
corruption, insecurity, despondency, extremism, militancy,
suicide culture all are an out come of lack of Justice in the
society. The hall mark of the golden era of Islam was the
presence of a pure and infallible justice system overseering
every one including the Caliph of the time.
In the second world war when Germany was triumphantly advancing
towards Britain trampling Poland on it's way, the British
cabinet met to review the situation and consider whether to lay
down arms or fight on. Churchill asked his cabinet colleagues
about the condition of judicial institutions and dispensation of
justice to which they all replied that justice was being
honestly dispensed in the courts, on which Churchill said "then
we can fight on". The result is history.
If today, the Chief Justice of Pakistan is saying "Let Justice
be dispensed though the heavens may fall", he is only saying
what a chief justice should say. Justice knows no 'ifs' and
'buts', no compromises and reconciliations. If a nation cannot
stand up to justice, it does not deserve to survive.
The Chief Justice of Pakistan's judicial reforms
are markedly visible. Cases lingering on in courts for decades
are being dispensed in months. The earlier culture of 'Justice
delayed is Justice denied ' has changed to a 'justice hurried is
Injustice buried' scenario. May God help the Chief Justice
of Pakistan. May God put Pakistan on the right track.
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