Pakistan's judiciary: a new era.

Pakistan's political landscape is undergoing a tremendous change after more than seventy-five years of existence. For the first time in the country's tumultuous history, the Supreme Court has declined to serve as a subordinate or facilitator to Pakistan's powerful establishment. Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandial has demonstrated considerable character strength by defending the Constitution despite the severe consequences that have already shaken the judiciary's foundation. The judges' chambers and courtrooms are feeling the heat.

The judicial system's symbolic scale of justice and robes of authority have been tarnished and disparaged by an alliance of all the status quo parties in the PDM who, some believe, are battling for their survival. We should, at the very least, commend the Chief Justice for dismissing Imran Khan when he unjustly and obstinately resisted the no-confidence motion against him. The Chief Justice now supports the constitutionally mandated elections in Punjab and KP. This is being politically manipulated and depicted as an alliance with Imran Khan and PTI.

To many, it seems that the regrettable and deplorable attacks on the military facilities occurred when PTI supporters got unrestricted access. It's believed that unidentified individuals were tasked with inciting the crowd to vandalise and set the Corps Commander's house on fire. The real truth will likely remain a part of the vast conspiracy theory graveyard. Regardless of the truth, the PDM benefits significantly as a deep rift of animosity and mistrust between the security establishment and PTI leader Imran Khan and his party is clearly widening.

Although the vandalism and burning of the Corps Commander's house were equally reprehensible, the government has conveniently highlighted the Jinnah House narrative to harvest substantial political gains. Such manipulations are self-evident, at least. This time, the government cleverly targeted the Achilles heel to extend their unpopular rule by avoiding elections on superficial grounds. Imran Khan has been left struggling in the quagmire of...

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