This brings me to the application of this very law by the Supreme Court, to the person of Prime Minister Gilani in the NRO judgment, announced on 10th February 2012. The order stated,' Prima Facie the prime minister is not an honest man and violated his oath.' http://www.pkcolumns.com/2012/01/10/supreme-court-reserves-judgement-in-nro-implementation-case/
This does not mean to say, any one flouting Supreme Court directive not be questioned. What it does mean is, we must continue scrutinize our laws to evaluate their applicability to a living society. Laws are for people, people are not for laws.
Lao-tzu in "The Way of Lao-tzu" states, "The more law and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be".
I think I am talking about a 2oth Amendment-or something!
NOTE: The article is drawn from a paper submitted to PESA(Pakistan Ex-Servicemen Association) by the author in January 2012. Only reference to Supreme Court judgment declared on 10th Jan. 2012 is added in.
The writer is a lawyer, teaching in a University in Lahore. She may be reached at:yasmeen.a. Email address removed
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