In a candid statement made earlier this week, Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali accused some political parties of supporting terrorists in the country.
According to a news report by Pakistan’s Geo News, Justice Jamali said: “It is disappointing to see some political parties supporting terrorists for their own interest.”
In an obvious reference to attacks in a hospital in Quetta, in which a large number of advocates were killed, Pakistan’s Chief Justice said that terrorists were targeting courts in Pakistan in order to instill fear among lawyers and judges.
He said terrorism was flourishing in Pakistan due to internal patronization.
Justice Jamali also made an an impassioned plea that various institutions of governance must function properly to bring stability in the country.
Justice Jamali also maintained that religious persecution should not have any place in Pakistan. “The constitution allows all faiths to practice their religion without fear of being persecuted,” he was quoted as saying by Pakistan’s Geo News.