Chief Justice of Lahore High Court, Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, is one of those extraordinary judges who have tried very genuinely and hard to make Lahore and Pakistan better with their judicial pen. His judgments on fundamental rights, environmental issues and local government are a credit to Pakistan’s judicial system. We are lucky to have a judge like him in this country where these things often are neglected and shoved under the carpet.
Today as we celebrate our independence day, it would help us to revisit the life and legacy of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah and how it was that this most liberal and secular of leaders came to be the maker of Pakistan, ostensibly a separatist Muslim demand. He joined politics in the Congress Party in 1904 as an Indian Nationalist and a moderate. Congress itself was roughly divided into two camps, moderates and extremists.
When I started practising law about a decade ago, our present Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr Saqib Nisar, was a Judge in the Lahore High Court. We were in awe of him because he was considered, rightly, to be one of the fairest and most competent judges in the High Court. The first time I appeared before him in a case, I could feel my legs tremble; such was his persona. Justice Saqib Nisar was fearless and that showed in his judgment in the Misbah case.
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