In Pakistan, the supporters of the ruling party are protesting against the Supreme Court.
in Pakistan Imran Khan And a political match is going on between the army and the government. ‘Bouncer’ … ‘Yorker’ … ‘Googly’, all are being thrown. even Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) There is also a ‘walkout’ of the players from the team. Despite this, why is its captain Imran Khan not getting clean bowled? Let us tell… Actually, the hand of ‘above’ is on Imran’s head.
This ‘third umpire’ is turning the entire course of the match. The opposition team is making a strategy against Imran, but it is not succeeding. This third umpire is none other Judiciary of Pakistan Is. The Supreme Court, which has sent many veterans including Prime Ministers behind bars or out of the country on corruption charges, has taken a different stand against Imran.
The army and the government are bringing Imran to the court with all kinds of allegations. But the top court is blowing the air of their claims. Despite all the efforts, the government is neither able to keep Imran Khan behind the bars nor is it able to take him out of the country. But why so?
Another ‘war’ going on in Pakistan
In fact, not only Imran vs Army-Government is going on in Pakistan, but another war is going on. That war is Judiciary vs Government of Pakistan. It is well known that Nawaz Sharif sitting in London is running the Shehbaz Sharif government concentrated in power. Nawaz Sharif is constantly targeting the judiciary. Ever since the PML-N assumed power, it has tried to curtail the powers of the judiciary on several occasions. Not only this, in the case of Imran, the party has openly criticized the Supreme Court on the streets.
In Pakistan, ruling regime protesting against Supreme Court Chief Justice. Only a suicidal regime priorities the arrest of country’s most popular opposition leader & resignation of Chief Justice when the country is bankrupt & needs IMF handouts to survive. pic.twitter.com/E9e49bwA8x
— Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) May 16, 2023
The judge who snatched the chair from Nawaz
The story of the impasse between Nawaz Sharif and the judiciary is a bit long. The work of snatching the prime minister’s chair from Nawaz Sharif was done by the judiciary itself. In the year 2017, Nawaz Sharif’s name came up in the Panama Papers case. Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed ruled on 20 April 2017 that Nawaz Sharif did not behave honestly with the country and should be disqualified.
In the year 2018, he was sentenced to 10 years, after which he went to London on medical grounds. Justice Khosa and Justice Gulzar Ahmed both later became the Chief Justice of Pakistan. First Justice Khosa and then Justice Ahmed took over as the Chief Justice of Pakistan. After this, Umar Ata Bandial became the Chief Justice in 2022.
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These decisions of the Supreme Court which ‘stung’ the Sharif brothers
The court snatched the chair from Nawaz Sharif. Now when he returned to power, the decisions of the Supreme Court went against him. The apex court directed the Election Commission to hold elections as soon as possible. While the Sharif government did not want this. However, later the Election Commission made an excuse that it did not have the money to conduct the elections.
After this it was Imran’s turn. Imran Khan was arrested from the court premises itself. There was a stir in the whole country. Felt that Imran would now go behind long bars, but within a few days the court granted bail to Imran Khan. The Supreme Court declared the arrest illegal. PML-N accused the judiciary of bias.
Because of this drawn swords
Pak Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif had openly said that history will never forgive us if the powers of the country’s top judges are not curbed. In March, the government passed a bill. In this, the Supreme Court was accused of ‘judicial activism’. Imran Khan openly criticized this bill. He had said that ‘some thugs’ are attacking the Supreme Court.
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These 3 provisions became a ‘boon’ for Imran
There were three provisions in this bill. First, the decision of suo motu cognizance will not be taken by the Chief Justice alone, but by a committee of three judges. In this way, the decision to constitute the bench for hearing the case will also be taken by the committee and not by the top judge. Third, the accused will have the right to appeal against such a case. It was efforts like these that helped unite the judiciary. On the other hand, whether Imran was in the government or in the opposition, he always showed respect for the judiciary.