Old Pakistan, New Pakistan

It is no mystery who wrecked Pakistan, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has begun publicly speaking about the ‘gang of five’ who were mostly responsible for derailing Pakistan’s smooth sailing in 2017

Pakistan was a different story until 2017. The dollar rate was not breaking news every day. Petrol, which was inexpensive on the worldwide market, was similarly inexpensive in Pakistan. Load shedding never made the news.

Then something happened to Pakistan, and it appears that Pakistan has been cursed ever since.

Should I go into detail about what cursed Pakistan?

It is no mystery who wrecked Pakistan, but former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has begun publicly speaking about the “gang of five” who were mostly responsible for derailing Pakistan’s smooth sailing in 2017.

Nawaz Sharif hasn’t named the group, so I’ll leave it to my readers’ imaginations to figure out who the five are.

But, the factors undermining governments are not limited to a certain group of people. This is prevalent thinking.

An audio leak of former chief minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi discussing specific cases with a judge has recently gone viral.

Nawaz Sharif stated that the matter should be sent to the Supreme Judicial Council to determine the replies and the veracity of the recording. He stated that if the matter had not been brought to the Supreme Judicial Council, this may have been imposed on him as well. He stated that there was a lot of evidence against him.

The statement necessitates careful examination by the institution in question. So yet, no one has spoken out, although one English daily stated, citing sources, that Supreme Court judges took stock of the tense situation emerging in the aftermath of audio leaks. The tapes have put the judiciary under the spotlight amid calls from within the legal fraternity for a probe and alarms that the tapes offered a glimpse into “attempts to tilt the scales of justice”.

Members of the Independent Lawyers Group have previously asked Pakistan’s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial to investigate the audio leaks.

Members of the same group, who hold crucial positions in the superior courts, also convened a news conference in Lahore to renew their call for an investigation into the audio leaks.

The clips of Elahi have specifically raised concerns from politicians, especially those in government, as the judiciary continues to be in the spotlight for hearing high-profile cases, despite the leaks being the most recent in a steady drip of damning audio recordings allegedly featuring politicians.

Also, there is a growing notion that certain components receive favours from the powerful institution. In light of this,

Legislators for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz questioned on Saturday why the judiciary had been so forgiving of the former prime minister Imran Khan.

They cite the instances involving the head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and recent hearings on his protective bail applications, claiming it is unexpected to hear the judges declare they will give him one or two days’ opportunity.

If this kind of indulgence persists, tomorrow’s murderers and burglars will want to be treated similarly.

They suggest that the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Umar Ata Bandial, should take suo moto notice of the situation and that the judge whose identity was allegedly leaked during a chat should refrain from serving on any bench until the outcome of the claimed issue is made public.

The country must understand who is to blame for the worst economic situations and whose terrible policies and actions have led to the demise of the nation.

Another major issue is terrorism, which has its roots in people who were pardoned under the PTI government and are now paving the way once more for the terrorists to carry out their egregious activities.