Pashtoons known for kindness, but enmity often persists: Chief Justice

No more adjournments, CJP tells lawyers

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Qazi Faez Isa Tuesday said that Pashtoons were really nice people and their morals are unparalleled, however, they run the enmity for a long time.

The case being heard involved a land dispute, with lawyer Munir Paracha presenting arguments related to a dispute between two brothers. During the proceedings, Justice Qazi Faez Isa expressed his admiration for the Pashtoon community, describing them as exceptionally virtuous individuals with unparalleled moral values. However, he also observed that they have a tendency to hold grudges for extended periods.

Elaborating on his point, the Chief Justice commented, “Pashtoons exemplify remarkable moral values that are scarcely found elsewhere, but they can also harbor enduring animosities.” This statement garnered a touch of humor when the lawyer, Munir Paracha, quipped, “I believe I may have chosen an inappropriate forum to discuss this matter,” eliciting laughter from those present in the courtroom.

Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa then glanced at his fellow judges and remarked that he doubted there would be a unanimous consensus on this issue within the bench. He stressed the importance of exploring alternative resolutions beyond the typical route of litigation.

The land dispute case was overseen by a three-member Supreme Court bench, with Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa leading the proceedings. During this session, the Chief Justice engaged in this interesting exchange with the lawyer, shedding light on the moral virtues and historical tendencies of the Pashtoon community.


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