The Judicial System of Pakistan – Blog by General Tariq Khan (R)

Friends, Pakistanis, countrymen, lend me your ears;

I come to praise justice, not to bury it.
The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;
So let it be with justice, noble guardians of the nation’s homes.
Hath told you the nation was foolish.
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath the nation paid for it.
For justice is an honorable breed;

So are they all, all honorable men–
Did they not give medical bail to an ailing gentleman even though he a criminal be?
Did they not stop, against innocent accused in Model Town Murders, the JIT?

Did they not provide home delivery bail on a Saturday to a harassed person?
And later saved NAB of an illegal arrest burden?
They did all that, for surely justice is an honorable breed.

Did they not give relief in the flimsy case of Hudaybia paper mill?
Did they not remove from ECL falsely accused money launderers still?
Did they not free a person wrongfully serving a life sentence for drug peddling?

But lo, the ungrateful nation bemoaning and cursing
Hath told you that the nation was foolishly aggrieved
For justice is an honorable breed

All political cases of innocent persons heard and speedily settled.
Despite 1.9 million backlog cases bottled
Is that not a feat worth emulating?
It is for the honorable justice, a star so shining.

Come I to speak in justice’s funeral.
He was to his masters a friend, loyal and faithful.
Asked the woeful nation foolishly indeed
Is justice an honorable breed?
Yes, says I, it was, in the time doth past.
Today the defrauded weep and root,
and plundered nation laments; “Et tu Brut, et tu Brut?”

Written by: General Tariq Khan(Retd)

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