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This isn’t just about personalities

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Asif Ali Zardari. PHOTO: REUTERS

They say justice is blind. It brings many of us enormous joy to see that justice in Pakistan is headed toward blindness. Let me set the record straight here: many are gleeful, not necessarily because it is Asif Ali Zardari — the man who earned the reputation of ‘Mr Ten Percent’ — finally arrested and prosecuted or Hamza Shehbaz or Nawaz Sharif for that matter. This is not about an individual, it is rather about the idea of justice and more precisely and very importantly, this is about the idea of prosecuting the powerful and the wealthy.

People are happy because there is an urge in society that wants to see power being prosecuted and punished, which was unheard of in Pakistan until very recently. While it is the personalities — Zardari and Nawaz — that are the target of such an urge of society overall, the underlying factor driving this urge is their actions. It is about their actions not........

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