We use cookies to provide some features and experiences in QOSHE

More information  .  Close
Aa Aa Aa
- A +

Judging the judge

49 72 0
14.07.2019

Would it be judgemental to judge a judge and his judgement even if the act of judging is done judiciously?

In the case of Judge Arshad Malik, we may not have the luxury of choice. The video is out, the affidavit is out and the judge is out. Perhaps the truth shall soon be out too.

The villainous villainy of vile characters in the viral video has made voyeurs of us all. What you vow for and vie for can come back and bite you where it hurts the most.

Plenty hurting going on in this neck of the woods, to be sure. But the judging game is far from over. In fact, it is going into higher gear with the Islamabad High Court and the Supreme Court both taking up the matter of the judge, his video, and his affidavit. Before the courts gun into life, let’s dissect this fresh political cadaver and conduct an analytical autopsy.

Here’s what the PML-N believes as per the video:

Judge Arshad Malik of the Accountability Court, who convicted Mian Nawaz Sharif in December 2018, did so under duress. Maryam Nawaz argues that the video of Judge Arshad with PML-N worker Nasir Butt clearly shows the judge admitting that he was blackmailed during the trial and was forced to pass a judgement against Nawaz Sharif despite the fact that there was no proof against him. The PML-N maintains the judge was compromised before the verdict and therefore handed down the verdict under the burden of blackmail. Who blackmailed the judge? No one is willing to say on record. What is........

© The Express Tribune