Justice Khawaja Sharif should resign!

For this, I demand Mr. Sharif to tender his resignation himself and in case he fails to do this, Chief Justice of Pakistan should take notice of this and request Justice Sharif to resign voluntarily; and in case of his refusal to do so bring the matter before Supreme Judicial Council to decide whether in light of his views, Justice. Sharif is eligible to hold the constitutional post which demands complete political impartiality. This to me is the test of CJP and his repeated pledges of restoring the dignity, decorum and impartiality of the higher courts.

Express Report on Justice Sharif’s speech

Asia News Link

Above are links to press reports on speech of Lahore High Court Chief Justice Kh. Muhammad Sharif. One could argue about the entire content of this speech. On any account, the speech is inappropriate for the conduct of a judge. However, I will refrain from delving into the entire content of the speech and will focus only on one area which certainly makes him liable for being politically biased. He has indulged in a blame game with a political party openly and has criticized the party and its government for its record indulging in comments which are heavily politically loaded. Being a citizen of Pakistan, he is entitled to his opinions but his conduct as a judge demands him to be impartial. In the wake of such open display of Justice Sharif’s views about a political party, he is no longer fit to hold the high office of Chief Justice of a High Court which demands complete impartiality and no display of opinions and comments except strictly through the judgments in the letter and the spirit of the constitution which is being acted upon in the nation-state.

For this, I demand Mr. Sharif to tender his resignation himself and in case he fails to do this, Chief Justice of Pakistan should take notice of this and request Justice Sharif to resign voluntarily; and in case of his refusal to do so bring the matter before Supreme Judicial Council to decide whether in light of his views, Justice. Sharif is eligible to hold the constitutional post which demands complete political impartiality. This to me is the test of CJP and his repeated pledges of restoring the dignity, decorum and impartiality of the higher courts.

 

Courtesy: Ali Malik’s Blog

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