Musadik Malik Criticizes Judiciary’s Impartiality

Mon Apr 10 2023
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ISLAMABAD: Dr. Musadik Malik, Minister of State for Petroleum, expressed his views on the functioning of the judicial system in Pakistan. He criticized the judiciary’s impartiality and emphasized that justice should be equal for all.

In a press conference held on Monday, Dr. Malik stated that if a full court had been formed during the time of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, neither the federal government nor the judiciary would have been ashamed.

He stressed that a judge should not act as a politician but rather as an impartial personality. He noted that Justice Athar Minallah had rightly pointed out that judges should avoid political biases.

The state minister also questioned the reduction of the Supreme Court bench from nine to five to three and whether anyone would question it.

The minister emphasized that personal and individual biases should not influence justice and should be equal for all.

Musadik questioned the prevalence of darkness in the country if justice is truly equal for all.

Musadik Malik questions discrimination against PML-N

Dr. Malik further criticized the discrimination shown towards the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), stating that the party leaders were never given relief from court appearances, unlike PTI Chief Imran Khan.

He cited the example of business tycoon Malik Riaz, from whom Imran Khan allegedly acquired 450 kanal land and was given benefits of billions of rupees in return.

Musadik also referred to the case of Arif Naqvi, who was released from paying billions by only receiving two to three million pounds.

The minister stated that justice should be served without any personal biases or discrimination. He urged for an unbiased and fair judicial system in the country.

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