By Raza Ruman
Islamabad, Aug 30 (www.pakdestiny.com) The Supreme Court has smartly saved Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s son Arsalan from the clutches of National Accountability Bureau and handed over his case to their fraternity.
Justice Jawad Khawaja has proved to be a ‘right hand man’ of CJ Iftikhar and on Thursday he told everyone that the ‘honourable’ SC was ready to take any institution or person who dares to lay hand the CJ’s son for his alleged Rs900 million corruption.
As expected Justice Khawaja tried to hush up the case by ordering setting up a commission to probe the matter. “The today’s verdict is itself an evidence that Arsalan is guilty, the SC seems to be caught in its own web,” a prominent lawyer comments.
In its order the court gave a funny logic saying that attorney general Irfan Qadir remained the counsel for Malik Riaz and he also wrote letter to NAB to investigate the matter. The logic appears more funny as the SC now wants to assume the role of an investigation agency. But also the judge failed to mention about the letter Arsalan had written to NAB, threatening it not to include certain persons in the investigation team otherwise ‘his father would see them’.
Rights activists Asma Jehangir says that all 17 judges of SC have ‘one brain’. They have no difference of opinion when comes to a verdict on a case. “Will we call it cartelization of judges”.
The SC judge through his verdict told everyone that the SC was a party in Arsalan case. Touching a new low, our respectable restored judges should do a little to restore their prestige. (www.pakdestiny.com)