Congratulations: Asma Jahangir won the SCBA elections.
It is a very good news after a long time from the lawyers’ front. Asma Jahangir’s success will have a positive impact on the direction of the Supreme Court and High courts.
The guys like Ahmed Awais and Qazi Anwar tarnished the image of one of the greatest movements in the history. It was a shame that a seat which was once honored by the lions like Ali Ahmed Kurd and the statesman like Aitzaz Ahsan and thinkers like Munir A Malik, was disgraced by Qazi Anwar. Good riddance, Qazi sahib!
Asma Jahangir’s victory is a slap on the face of the ISI and it’s cronies. The current Don (COAS) thought that after successfully manipulating the media/judiciary and after creating enough confusion, they could now have an easy ride. Ahmed Awais’s win in Islamabad (the center of the ISI) speaks volume how intense this war is. The battle will go on and at the end it will be the people of Pakistan who will come out victorious.
Asma Jahangir is roaring on the media. I always wondered why Faiz was so optimistic, despite all the gloominess , media propaganda and atrocities from the military against its own people, Faiz’s message was always of hope and resistance. But when I witness the historic moments like this, I realize the force behind Faiz’s hope. It is the people of Pakistan who always slap the establishment in the face whenever they get a chance.
And that is what I always tell my fellow comrades that there is no need to worry about the media venom, we must understand that though media may influence a small bunch of urban “illiterates” (the pseudo-liberals) , it cannot damage the collective wisdom of people of Pakistan.
Remember Pakistan is not Iraq or Middle Eastern state, it is a country of 160 million brave people. It is the most resilient society that existed on the face of earth and at the same time they are the most politically aware people in the whole world. It is because of this reason that for over 60 years people of Pakistan have resisted the most tyrant army on the face of earth.
History shows there will be very few (perhaps none) examples where common men have consistently fought and defeated the dictators and extremist. Even in the Europe and America, the people have never been so resilient in their resistance against the dictatorship.
Another aspect of the resiliency of the people of Pakistan is their consistent non-violent approach to get their rights. Despite facing perhaps the most brutal acts of violence by their own army, they always choose the path of non-violence.
Asma Jahangir’s victory is important in this struggle for the rights of people of Pakistan. It adds to the list of small battles that people of Pakistan have won against the establishment in the greater war for democracy.
It was heartening to see Ali Ahmed Kurd , Justice Tariq, Aitzaz Ahsan and Asma Jahangir roaring again on the media.
Polling for the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) presidential elections has ended with unofficial results indicating that prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir has won the elections by 42 votes. (Source)
Supreme Court Advocate and Human Rights activist Asma Jehangir is leading with 834 votes while Ahmed Owais who is her closest competitor bagged a total of 796 votes in the annual elections of Supreme Court Bar Association held today, Geo News reported Wednesday.