Saturday, May 17, 2008
CHITRALIS FOR CJ RESTORATION
CHITRAL,16 May 08: Almost all Chitralis want the judiciary of 02 November 2007 to be restored as it was without any crumpling in it. In a survey carried out by Chitral News, people from different walks of life expressed great regard for deposed Chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and wanted him to be reinstated with full honours.
Those asked for comments said Iftikhar Chaudhry took suo motto cognizance of social injustices ranging from apparently small matters like checking extravagance in marriage ceremonies which cause social disharmony, to matters of national importance like challenging the frittering away of national assets by the govt in shady privatisation deals, asking for whereabouts of disappeared persons, demanding supremacy of the constitution and the law, and many more such steps which judges before him had hitherto ignored as 'some body else's business'.
The chief Justice stood steadfast on his principles in the face of both the stick and the carrot, a trait alien to most Pakistani politicians today, they remarked. Chitralis known to be much interested in national politics and considered more enlightened than many in this regard, were of the unanimous opinion that absence of social justice is the main ailment that we suffer as a nation today -- (CN report)