A Judge and the Son:
Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Ch has embarked on a path that not many in the annals of the entire history of the mankind have dared to tread upon. He has taken suo-moto notice of the allegations making rounds against his own very son Arsalan Chaudhry. The hardest part of the melodrama is that the Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan would himself be heading the bench hearing the allegations against the son.
The dilemma for him of being between the blue and the deep sea would be that even if the allegations are genuinely not proved and Arsalan is let go off, the critics are likely to raise fingers. And, therefore, in order not to be dubbed as a ‘father judge’ the CJP might sentence his son unwarrantedly or sentence him more severely than he deserved.
May Allah (SWT), the Ultimate Judge, guide and help the CJP in this matter.
Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)