M. Usama Khawar |
Nawaz Sharif has been removed from office today by a decision which may be the most important one taken by the Supreme Court. A year-long investigation had kept us hooked to our television screens, with most of us losing hope in between. However, today, justice prevailed and the nation stands vindicated.
Today we decided that we will no longer put up with the rampant corruption which has diseased this country for decades past. Today we said it’s time for a change. Today we said no more.
Today marks a turning point in the history of Pakistan. A point which has given us a precedent to look towards in future for accountability of the corrupt. Today we decided that we will no longer tolerate the rampant corruption which has plagued this country for decades. Today we said it’s time for a change. Today we said no more.
Tomorrow we will look for a new leader. Tomorrow we will bring to account others who are guilty of the same crime. Tomorrow we will be that better Pakistan that we have longed for so long.
I was beginning to lose hope in the idea of the democratic self-correcting process. But the state’s institutions have prevailed. Justice has prevailed. We have removed the wrong, to make way for the better. But this is only the first step in a long journey of making Pakistan great.
No man is above the principles of democracy, or of the Constitution. My celebration is less on the removal of Nawaz, and more on the upholding of democratic justice.
This is a moment for celebration, even for those who supported the Pml(N) in the last elections. I too supported Nawaz once. But no man is above the law or the Constitution. My celebration is less on the removal of Nawaz, and more on the upholding of justice.
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I consider myself fortunate. This is indeed a turning point in the future and history of the country’s democracy. To be able to remove a man from the highest political office of the country through due process is no small endeavor. To be able to do so in a country with a history of democratic shakiness is miraculous.
Congratulations on this day Pakistan. I am glad to be here at the point of your ascent. I bid you good luck in your search for a better political future, one with less of the same old faces doing the same old exploitation.
M. Usama Khawar is an undergraduate student currently pursuing a degree in the Social Sciences from The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. His writing interests are vast, ranging from culture to philosophy to psychology.