Justice Khosa should not have used poetry in judgment: Aitzaz Ahsan

Gilani's counsel says poetry by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa is being misinterpreted.

Web Desk May 11, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Aitzaz Ahsan, the counsel of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the contempt of court case, said that Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa should not have added poetry in the written judgment of the Supreme Court. “Khosa should not have added poetry in the judgment, especially of his own.”

“It [the poetry] is being misinterpreted in several ways, that pity the nation which has judges like this, pity the nation where judges do this, do that… But Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is the only outcome of the lawyers movement. Other judges have vulnerabilities,” he stated while speaking to the media on Friday.

Quoting the poem which Justice Khosa had added in the note released along the detailed verdict, Aitzaz said, “It says, ‘Pity the nation which treats a convict as a hero’, but our nation considers a lot of convicts, if not all, as heroes.”

Justice Khosa, who was part of the seven-member bench that had convicted the prime minister of contempt, had made a six-page addition to the 77-page detailed verdict of the Supreme Court.

He quoted an extract from For Whom the Bell Tolls by John Donne and Pity the Nation by Khalil Gibran in his 321 word addition to the detailed order.


ishrat salim | 9 years ago | Reply Aftab Ahmed...that is law...by the way...justice Khosa in his personal capacity & not judiciary had added the note in the form of poem ridiculing the politicians & the elite class to awaken the dead soul & conscience & has not rediculed the whole nation but a particular class...it seem it has hurt yr sensitive nerve ?...well ! the truth is always bitter...we better accept the truth & the mirror shown by justice Khosa & accept it...bcz it is high time we come out from the state of denial which has brought us & this nation to this point....the rich is getting richer & the poor has crossed below poverty lines...look at the statement of accounts of the MNAs / MPAs / PM etc; their assets etc; has increased in 4 yrs...how ? when there is so much increase in poverty with no economic activity & most of the people are complaining of loosing their earnings on daily basis & there is increase in these politicians assets / earnings...how ? hv pity on this nation...yeh sab ko Allah swt ko jawab denahoga...think & prepare for answer....
Aftab Ahmed | 9 years ago | Reply

If the P.M. ridicules the judiciary ,it is contempt but if Judiciary ridicules the Nation then ?

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