By Asif Mahmood
The security is beefed up, sanitation arrangements have been reviewed, dilapidated roads have been repaired, flattering banners have been displayed and infallible security measures have also been taken — the accused is appearing before the inquiry committee. Oh my Gosh! This is Prime Minister of Pakistan appearing before the JIT, need not to remind is the fact that the JIT is probing the assets of the House of Sharif disclosed in the Panama paper.
PTI Chief Imran Khan said that the reports are coming in that PMLN has readied its Gullus to have show of physical strength on Thursday when NS goes before JIT, he said, will not allow it.
However, the government’s sources say that the premier has instructed the activists to not arrive at the JIT headquarters.
But keeping in view the track record of the ruling PMLN nothing can be overruled. They are compulsive suicide in nature and can do any kind of misadventure.
But if the things go normal way the appearance of the Prime Minister shall raise a crunch question: he is in dock of the justice or he is a victim of injustice? The events followed by the appearance shall answer this question.
The touchstone, however, is very simple. If the process of accountability starts from Nawaz Sharif and the goes forward placing other powerful people in the dock too, this is justice.
But if starts with Nawaz Sharif and ends with Nawaz Sharif then it will be difficult to convince PMLN supporters that this is what we call justice.
We are at the cross road and we pray let the justice be done as it is said that the justice should be done even if the heavens fall.
One thing PMLN must know. This is not 1997. There is no room for any stupidity. Sanity must prevail. Gulluism with the judiciary shall not be tolerated.