Like many others, in this peace and justice starved society, I strongly believe that lasting peace and justice is only achievable if the root causes of strife, maladministration, wanton disregard for the rule of law, violations of human and people’s rights , are addressed directly. When impunity is frowned upon and dealt with decisively, regardless of who the alleged perpetrator is, that engenders confidence in the relevant peace enforcement and justice system and secures enduring peace, stability and justice in the country. What weakens efforts to achieve these noble objectives and structures, created for that purpose, are concerns about the inconsistencies in the application of principles and instruments meant to help us achieve peace, stability and justice.


Islamabad, November 24.