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The Mango Season



JDP would like to share this brilliant e-mail by one of the readers:
By Divine guidance and help, Supreme Court of Pakistan and its most honourable Judges dismissed all the petitions against candidacy of General Pervaiz Musharraf---May God protect him as guardian angel of Pakistan, without whom Pakistan would be nowhere, our atomic bomb could be in the hands of terrorists, there could be total anarchy, there wouldn't be any law or rule of law!! Imagine Pakistan without Field Marshal Ayub Khan, first ever reformer, General Agha Muhammad Yahya Khan...What bad luck for Pakistanis, he had to go before he could fix Pakistan’s problems properly...Ameer Ul Momineen General Muhammad Zia Ul Haq....Alas!! We lost him as well--Damn mangoes!

And now God Almighty blessed Pakistan with Enlightened General Syed Pervaiz Musharraff. Let’s not forget Attorney General Abdul Qayyum, May God Bless him, Syed Sharif Ud Din Pirzada Madzillah hu Ta’alla, pupil of Quaid- e- Azam and Father of the Nation, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other blessed worthies (though none can be worthier than Pirzada sahib).

Isn't it a blessing that we have got rid of the Bengalis, as they always created problems for our divine rulers, chiefs of Army Staff in the past.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan
Normally, the Court consists of the Chief Justice of Pakistan and 16 other Judges. Until November 3, 2007, the Chief Justice and other Judges of the Supreme Court were:  
The Honourable Chief Justice Mr. Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry
Mr. Justice Rana Bhagwandas
Mr. Justice Javaid Iqbal
Mr. Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar
Mr. Justice Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan
Mr. Justice Muhammad Nawaz Abbasi
Mr. Justice Falak Sher
Mr. Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan
Mr. Justice M. Javed Buttar
Mr. Justice Tassadduq Hussain Jillani
Mr. Justice Saiyed Saeed Ashhad
Mr. Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk
Mr. Justice Raja Fayyaz Ahmed
Mr. Justice Chaudhry Ijaz Ahmed
Mr. Justice Syed Jamshed Ali
Mr. Justice Hamid Ali Mirza
Mr. Justice Karamat Nazir Bhandari  

The Supreme Court was dismissed on 3rd of November, by the Musharraf regime, under Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO), an extra constitutional (illegal) order by the military dictator. This was reviewed and set aside (declared illegal) by seven honourable judges of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry: 

Since then there has been a fierce crackdown on judges, lawyers, human rights activists, journalists and others. Free media has been banned in Pakistan, and media faculties have been targeted even outside Pakistan. There have also widespread protests in Pakistan and around the world, against this act of barbarity. Many of the top lawyers remain under arrest. Senior dissenting judges are under house arrest.   The response of the opposition political parties is inconsistent, indecisive, and so far ineffective. Benazir Bhutto is a case in point. She announced a public meeting in Liaquat Bagh, Rawalpindi, but this was crushed by the Government, who faced little resistance.  On this she changed her tone to say that she wanted CJ restored, and went down to visit him, whereas earlier she was only talking about ‘independence of judiciary’. She tried to launch a long march from Lahore, which was stopped with equal force. She made a complete U turn and started asking Musharraf to step down. After Negroponte’s visit she is again talking about ‘ending of emergency and independence (not restoration) of judiciary.  The response of APDM parties is not much different, there is a lot of doublespeak of ‘sham elections under emergency’, but no decision until ‘after consultations’. The strongest and the most unambiguous stance so far has been of Imran Khan, for which he has earned respect of people across the world. The hope is that he does not falter. Any party who goes for elections without the restoration of the judiciary and the media, will forfeit people’s trust.  See Ansar Abbasi’s analysis here


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