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EditorialBall in the full-court commission

Ball in the full-court commission

The Supreme Court was forced to interfere in the FIR issue in connection with the Wazirabad attack, in which Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief and former Prime Minister Imran Khan was injured in a firing incident alongside his associates. What makes the situation contentious is that Imran Khan blamed the attack on the prime minister, the federal interior minister, and an army officer. The Pakistan army’s spokesperson reacted angrily, demanding that the government take swift legal action in response to this unfounded accusation. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on the other hand, proposed a workable solution: he requested the Chief Justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court to convene a full-court commission to investigate Imran Khan’s charges.

He stated that if the commission finds him guilty, he will lose his job as prime minister and leave politics. Imran Khan, on the other hand, has agreed with the prime minister’s suggestion of establishing a full court commission to undertake the probe.

Many serious doubts might be raised about Imran Khan’s behavior following the firing episode. Instead of blaming the federal government for the attack and the subsequent delay in filing an FIR, the PTI chairman should have put his trust in the Punjab police to probe the crime. In Punjab, the PTI has its government.

Following the prime minister’s request to form a full court commission, and, later, the top court order addressing the FIR, the dispute should be over. In reality, by making this proposal, the Prime Minister has paved the way for the country’s accusation politics to come to an end. Imran Khan has been pleading with the Chief Justice to convene a judicial committee to investigate the purported American conspiracy involving a diplomatic post as the cause of his government’s demise. As a result, there is no reason for him to oppose to a full court commission investigating the case of the homicidal attack on him. The country should be free of irresponsible politics, and action can be taken against the responsible components under the constitution, depending on whether the claims are real or untrue.

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