Lawyers: a terrorist organization we forgot to ban?

Law is not what it used to be in Pakistan. No question about that. Occasional strikes and snail pace legal proceedings were common practices from day 1 in this country anyways. A trip to any of the ‘kacheris‘ courts would entail for an unforgettable experience. All sorts of looting, plundering, bargaining, and deals take place to get a simple document signed. It was the norm and people were just used to it by now; the accommodating nation that we are!

Then a bunch of judges were suspended for things that did not fit the bill. Very few know the precise reasons for this move by the then President, Pervez Musharraf, because the summary of reasons presented to the public were as simple and stupid as one kid crying over a toy that was snatched away from him by another.  No denying that there definitely was something more than what meets the eyes. Unfortunately, in a country like ours, secrets will always remain secrets. We don’t have any laws that conform the governments to declassify any information after say 50 years or so.

Anyhow, so these judges got suspended. The lawyers erupted. Political parties from every nook and corner of Pakistan dug themselves out of the dirt holes they were buried in and walked hand in hands with the lawyers. The scene looked very much like those flimsy snails that you see wriggling every where on the earth when it rains. The media joined hands with the lawyers too. Promising their solidarity and complete, unabashed favoritism. They covered angry mobs who were being beaten back by security forces for destroying national properties but didn’t bother to focus on the mayhem the lawyers caused on the streets. Pakistan made a united front against an action, a united front that brought their very own country to a stand still.

That was last year!

It was only a matter of time when the leadership of the lawyers realized what goldmine they were sitting on. They had the media wagging their tails at their heels and ready to throw their lenses on any thing they pointed at. They had the politicians in their pockets, and they certainly had the sympathies of a nation who is as emotional is the Bollywood tragedy queen ‘meena kumari‘! The protest took the shape of a political move in the making. Rallies, sit-ins, lock downs, protests, addresses, threats, more rallies. As days went by, it became ever so difficult to differentiate a lawyer from a politician. The men in black had found a new direction. Politics!

Enter the present. Zardari is in line for presidency. With the overwhelming support from an otherwise biased and all out PPP government, there is no question that he will be the president. Even if he decides not to assume the role, he will have one of his right men in the position. The presidency will echo with chants of ‘jiye Bhutto’ very soon he had said. No question that this will happen. PML-N’s and PML-Q’s nominations will only sit on the sidelines and watch.

With Musharraf gone, the lawyers and the media and all those political parties who did not get to have a share of the cake (aka Pakistan’s ever so depleting wealth) have now found a new enemy to wage their wars on: the PPP! I would love to see how long does Aitezaz Ahsan remain loyal to his masters. He gives a damn about reinstating judges. He wants power and it doesn’t take a genius to figure that out either.

Threats are pouring in from all directions. PML-N declared their separation from the coalition yesterday. That had to happen. Reinstatement of judges was the ONLY promise by Nawaz that got them any votes. He has no choice but to remain on the lawyers side or they will rip him to shreds. Aitezaz has openly threatened to jam Pakistan with massive sit-ins and more fierce protests nationwide.

A group that wants to bring the country to a standstill for their personal interests and goals. A group that pays the media to act like their pet and also brain washes a nation against each other to wage their oh so holy war for freedom of justice (read: a bunch of croonies we call judges)! Here’s a reason enough to ban the lawyers and freeze their assets as well. The fall in the same league as the Taliban… minus the beards!


9 Responses to “Lawyers: a terrorist organization we forgot to ban?”

  1. 1 karizma
    August 26, 2008 at 9:37 am

    A good roundup of this lawyer movement. When will our people wake up and see the real truth behind these lawyers? Since when did putting a few lawyers back on the thrones becomes more important to us then the country itself? Very sad!

  2. 2 farhan ali
    August 26, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I hate to see Pakistan on the brink of self destruction. Her own people are devouring the country piece by piece in the name of a few traitors of the state.

  3. August 27, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    excellent write up.
    At least someone dared to scratch the surface. I suggest that you sent it to any newspaper. Jang group wont publish it but someone else might just do that. try post, dawn, nation and dailytimes.

  4. 4 | Statikus |
    August 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Loved reading this. You should write more often here Fauzan.

  5. 5 Maha
    August 27, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    No matter how well one defends the infamous lawyers movement, it just doesn’t justify the kind of damage they have inflicted on our economy and our country’s image. These black coats made a complete mockery out of law and order in Pakistan and we hailed them as heroes. President Musharraf was at fault for not giving us the entire truth about this whole affair. Like you I myself don’t believe what we saw as evidence for the judges suspension was that concrete. Truth was hidden and the nation was fooled. Ch Iftikhar is a hound who jumped at the very first chance he got to stir protests and riots because he knew this was the ONLY way to take away the attention of people from pressurizing the govt to reveal the real story. How sad that our youth and our students took to the streets thinking they were making history. The only thing they made was a mess of themselves and had the whole world laughing at us. These lawyers should be hanged and the judges should NEVER see a courtroom ever again!

  6. 6 Ali
    September 5, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Hey army kid, what your mama Musharraf did is being extended further(http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=17046)

    Do you have balls to condemn it?

  7. September 7, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Of course I condemn it Ali. I think it’s about time to stop using the Mushi-excuse and start taking responsibility for your own actions 🙂 That is IF your so called fair and democratic politicians have the balls to do so.

  8. 8 sara
    November 23, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    well i dun agree!lawyers will definitely stop their movement or the politics or drama or wteve u say as they gonna get wt they want i.e the restoration of the judges!

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