Friday, December 09, 2011

Quick Thought on Justice in Pakistan

There's been much discussion about justice for various people, corruption, and treason in Pakistan. What we need is justice that is delivered in a politically-conscious way and helps heal the nation, not angry vengeance that only opens old wounds and
creates new wounds.

The phrases "restorative justice" and "justice that heals" come to mind

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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Zardari and what he deserves

A friend started the day by mentioning "AAZ finally getting what he deserves".

I asked him if he was saying that a fellow human being, an elected President of Pakistan, "deserved" heart disease?

On the other hand, is it that when AAZ gets in hot water, does he deserve to be able to just leave the country?

Personally, I don't give an eff what Mr AAZ deserves, but what Pakistan deserves. And it doesn't deserve selective prosecution. Because selective prosecution is not Justice; it is vengeance delivered in the anger of the moment. And you know what The Prophet said about anger.