Following in Asma’s footsteps


The Supreme Court summoned Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on 19 January in a contempt of court case. Barrister Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan was the counsel for PM Gilani to represent him in contempt case.

It appears that Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan has decided to follow in the footsteps of Asma Jehangir who was appointed as counsel to represent Pakistan’s ambassador to United Sates Husain Haqqani in Memogate scandal. Despite knowing that evidence collected so far against Husain Haqqani carried weight, she decided to represent him and finally ended vomiting venom against the judiciary.

People like Aitzaz Ahsan and Asma Jehangir are respected not only in Pakistan but elsewhere in the world for their professionalism and honesty.

Why they agree to represent in cases of mass corruption of the government is anybody’s guess. Sooner or later, Aitazaz Ahsan will meet the same fate as that of Asma Jehangir’s. Let’s wait and watch.




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