Sharif frustrated over SC’s ‘leniency’ in PM Raja case – an era of Mughal judges begins?

By Raza Ruman
Islamabad, Aug 28 ( Giving another 22-day lease of life to Prime Minister Raja Pervez Asharf has even irked PML-N president Nawaz Sharif who was expecting that the Supreme Court would not waste further time in sending Raja home.
“The court should not have given Raja more time,” a frustrated Sharif said. Sharif was expecting that the SC would ‘teach Raja a lesson’ for not writing a letter to swiss authorities for reopening graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari the way it did with Yousuf Raza Gilani. Instead it has given him another date. “Date after date not fair.”
But oops this was not the outcome what Sharif was told by his ‘friends’ in Iftikhar-led judiciary.
“Perhaps Sharif was expecting too much ignoring the fact that the judges feel on top of the world when a premier appears before their court – hazir hun janab -” Sharif must not forget this ‘Mughal feeling’. After all he too is aspiring to be a Mughal King. So what if we are going to have ‘Mughal judges’.
The court directed the prime minister to appear again before the court on September 18, 2012.
The five-member bench headed by Justice Asif Khosa said PM Raja did not have to write the letter himself. He could nominate someone else to write it.
“I will make a sincere effort to solve this issue in a way that the dignity and honour of the Supreme Court will be maintained,” the PM said.
The court appreciated the prime minister’s appearance and said he was appearing as the premier and not as an accused as no charges had been framed against him.
The court, however, expressed its reservations over what it called anti-judiciary propaganda being carried out by some in the ranks of the Pakistan People’s Party.
Perhaps Judiciary is citing to Faisal Raza Abidi. And it should rightly be worried as Abidi is in mood to spare its head Iftikhar Chaudhry. (


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