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Thursday, August 21, 2008

The judiciary: our last hope? - Huma Yusuf

Dear Huma Yusuf:

You wrote:

"The judiciary should also be allowed to indulge in the "activism" that so scared Musharraf, and now reportedly rattles Zardari. Inquiries into the killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, the Lal Masjid showdown, the disappearances of thousands of terror suspects, the blocking of television channels, and other issues highlighted on the PPP's infamous charge sheet, should be launched by the judiciary. Findings from such inquiries should then be shared with the public by figures such as Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who is now widely trusted and respected. Action taken by the government on the basis of an independent judiciary's findings can then help address the militancy in the north-west, quell the low-level insurgency in Balochistan, and clarify the terms of US-Pakistani collaboration in anti-terrorism efforts to ensure that our government is not transgressing legal bounds in its crackdown on terror suspects."

Can you tell us why that "judiciary" - the one everyone and their nanny wants restored today remained silent over this?

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