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Realigning the direction of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI)

Developing countries like Pakistan should have an amendment while remaining a Parliamentary democracy, should make a rule that ministers can be selected from among the professionals and thoroughly grilled by parliamentary committees before being appointed. 

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On the eve of apparent success of No-Trust Motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, the widow of slain journalist Nazim Jokhio has pardoned the accused named in her husband’s murder, saying that she has left the decision at the mercy of Almighty Allah and for the sake of her children’s safety. The later part is most alarming regarding safety of family in a lawless society. And this was actually caused by the fact that the symbol of lawlessness were imminently assuming power.

The idiom well known in our society “Court Katchery say Allah bachaey ”

May God save all from Courts of law” reflects how rampant is lawlessness
here.

Rule of law is actually life as per following Quranic verse : “In the Law of Equality there is a Life to you, o ye men of understanding; that ye may restrain yourselves. (2:179 Quran).

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The difference

Developed nations never spare the law violaters. Take example of 3 Pakistani cricketers, Muhammad Amir, Muhammad Asif and Salman Butt, when they were caught, they were punished. On the contrary, despite a Commission Report by a Judge on match fixing in cricket in Pakistan, we spared the involved players.

In such a way we have accumulated 21 lacs court cases awaiting decisions
leading to all sorts of crimes being committed without any fear.

The system cannot punish JK and Aleem Khan though they were dumped by IK and this weakness of legal system for not punishing the criminals is exploited by opposition to mislead people. Simultaneously, the layman takes the criminals as innocent since the cases could not be decided against them.

Inefficiency of courts also leads to less economic activities as multinational organizations hardly invest here for want of unfair or no decision in our judicial system.

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The ignorant law makers

Since in Parliamentary system, the ministers are selected from elected members hence everyone with resources, educated or ignorant, gets elected and becomes a law maker which is an irony.

This insane practice is obvious in developing countries. Developing countries like Pakistan should have an amendment while remaining a Parliamentary democracy, should make a rule that ministers can be selected from among the professionals and thoroughly grilled by parliamentary committees before being appointed.

No parliamentarian may be appointed as minister. This will discourage illiterate but resourceful to become law maker giving space to literate leaders to emerge and why not. What is the harm in amending the system. After all these systems are all man-made.

Way forward for a fair democracy?

As symbolic from its name, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement of Justice) and being representative of masses, should have its top most priority of taking up pending court cases with judiciary as the public right to live and earn is being compromised.Its founder Imran Khan spent 20 odd years in UK where he observed truthfullness as the key trait which he is propagating. On the contrary, we care least about truthfullness in all spheres of life.

Almost every Window system in our computers is pirated. We lost credibility, A glaring example is that despite videos by son of the ex-Prime Minister and other evidences regarding sale of assembly members, no Suo Moto was taken, the least priority.

I always suggest that being a powerful public figure, IK should make an aim to get the backlog of 21 lacs court cases cleared in a couple of years. This will reform the rest of evils automatically. I also suggest the investigation in Police Stations should be outsourced to registered lawyers acting as private detectors for a court worthy investigation that leads to the disposal of cases.

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Every court case has a technical side and merit. Technicalities are exploited fully and merit is pushed aside entailing the society to hoplesness and despair. To make a momentum of justice and fairness, general people be asked to visit their respective areas to attend courts daily to ensure that technical plea be exploited to a limit only and encourage witnesses to appear before the courts.

 

Mushtaq Jumma is an Ex-Airliner and Business Consultant. He can be reached at mushtaqjumma@hotmail.com. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of Global Village Space.