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.