‘Vindicated’: Pakistan’s justice system is fair, says Ijaz

Judicial commission’s report has corroborated the ‘truth’ Mansoor Ijaz was speaking from day one.


Asad Kharal June 13, 2012

LAHORE: The self-styled whistle-blower of the Memogate scandal said that the judicial commission’s report has corroborated the ‘truth’ he was speaking from day one.

“Speaking that truth was a moral obligation for me,” Mansoor Ijaz, the American businessman of Pakistani descent, told The Express Tribune in an exclusive telephone interview.

“Though it caused harm to my family, my business and my political relationships – I even received death threats – the value of the truth I spoke outweighed all of this,” he said.

Ijaz said that “in presenting the truth faithfully,” he gave the institutions of justice in Pakistan the ability to ensure that “never again would Pakistan’s political leaders dream of telling such lies in hopes they could be covered up.”

Ijaz praised the Pakistan Army for “standing its ground in defending the country against those who would compromise its security but never wavered in their commitment to insure democracy and justice kept to their true paths”.

He also paid tribute to the judiciary for “ensuring that every party in the case was given full opportunity to defend the case and present the evidence.”

He said the court’s determination proved that justice was imparted fairly and without consideration to a single political factor that subordinates the country’s national interests. “I am proud to say as an American of Pakistani origin today that Pakistan’s justice system was just and fair,” Ijaz said.

Published In The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2012.

COMMENTS (7)

Jamil | 9 years ago | Reply

Well done mansoor for exposing this traitor

Mubashir | 9 years ago | Reply

The big picture is that ever since the judiciary became independent in Pakistan, all of its judgments and postures have been pro right-wing. It is curious to see a long trail of such judgments with hardly any note of dissent on the bench. There is not a liberal peep in the Supreme Court. Even the judges’ observations have a palpable right-wing bias. In the presence of a supreme Constitution, they invoke religious books. They release the terrorists but pursue the liberals. Judgments against Gilani and Haqqanii fall into the same broad pattern. Not sure what to make of these verdicts. At best, it is selective justice, at worst, justice with a retrogressive agenda.

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