Narcissism, vanity, selective memory loss and Pakistan’s judiciary – by Aamir Mughal

Does the present democracy owe its existence to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry? At least that is what Justice Javed Iqbal thinks:

ISLAMABAD: Senior judge of the Supreme Court Justice Javed Iqbal on Thursday said the present democracy owed its existence to Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. He was addressing the participants of the National School of Public Policy, who called on him here at the Supreme Court building.Justice Javed Iqbal said the chief justice of Pakistan was a symbol of bravery, rules, and boldness, not only in the country but also at the global level. “He is a person who changed the course of history,” Justice Javed Iqbal said. He said: “The Supreme Court is the highest court, having ample authority to set aside the wrong decisions.“We are the creation of the Constitution and the custodian of the Constitution, and it is our duty to preserve and protect the Constitution and perform our duties well as we are under oath,” he remarked.

Reference: Democracy owes its existence to CJ: Justice Javed SC judge says most of the departments have failed to deliver
March 05, 2010

Justice Javed Iqbal’s assertion is also ‘graciously’ endorsed by our chief saviour, Iftikhar Muhmmad Chaudhry:

PESHAWAR: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said Tuesday that nation had to pay a heavy price whenever the country’s constitution was violated. Addressing the judges at the Peshawar High Court here, the Chief Justice urged the fellow judges to hasten the dispensation of justice in line with the national judicial policy. He stressed that judges must act upon according to the law and the constitution, which provides framework for judiciary’s independence also. The Chief Justice said: “I have come to know that the NWFP government is taking measures to improve the working environment for judges.” During a hearing about the case of missing student of Mansehra, Chief Justice Chaudhry remarked that it was the duty of police to recover him (student). The top judge said that dispensation of justice should be visible.

REFERENCE: Nation paid heavy price over breach of law: CJ
March 02, 2010

In his classical work ‘Talbees Iblees’ [Devil’s Deception – Translated by Dr Bilal Philips], Abu’l Faraj ibn al Jawzi’s (508 AH-597 AH) describes the machination of Satan [Iblees] and how he corrupts human being through inciting them on Takabbur (Pride) – the deadliest of all sins. Kibr or takabbur is a display of behavior congruent which may include as the diagnostic criteria alone or in combination with many personality disorders like narcissism characterized by a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, self esteem, egotism, elitism, stubborness and lack of empathy. Kibr is a feeling of superiority over others, caused by awareness of some attributes that the others do not have such as Power and wealth, Beauty and youth, status, Prestige and esteem, Intelligence, enlightenment and education.These qualities that contribute up arrogance in people are not the features that make a person superior, in fact they are all blessings and in return of which a man must feel grateful to Allah.

Iblees is the perpetual enemy of man. Ever since man has been created, Iblees follows him. Allah Ta’ala has also given special characteristics to Iblees. It is stated in the Hadith (tradition) that Iblees runs in the blood of man and also sits on his heart. Iblees is capable of doing many extraordinary things which ignorant people think divine, hence get deceived. But all this is forgotten by our Judges and Jurists who at the drop of hat quote Quran and Hadith while lecturing people [that the short order found the NRO to be against Quran and Sunnah as it held the ordinance violative of Article 227, which says that all existing laws shall be brought in conformity with the injunctions of Islam as laid down in the Holy Quran and Sunnah and no law shall be enacted which is repugnant to such injunctions.

REFERENCE: No law could be made which perpetuated corruption: SC
By Nasir Iqbal Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010

Read full text of detailed judgement on NRO

Judges of the apex court must try very hard not to indulge in narcissism and vanity and above all acute memory loss about justifying and legalizing martial law through PCO.

Recent history of Pakistan [1999 – 2008] tells us something different about the rule of law, constitution, democracy, PCO, LFO, and rampant human rights violations under the very judiciary indulged in narcissism and vanity.

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