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Rule of Law

  • Date Submitted: 02/04/2011 02:46 AM
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"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law. "
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Law differentiates humans from animals. There is no law in jungle and there is no justice. Life of jungle is a system of predator and pray where "might is right" is the only law. Unlikely a human society depends on laws where everyone claims equal rights. The only purpose of law is to ensure equal rights to every individual in the society. When there is no law, the society becomes a jungle.

In Pakistan, there are many laws which serve the purpose to ensure equal rights of everyone. But these laws are not enforced in letters and spirit. Those people who have powers and authority allegedly break the law and those who do not have any kind of power or hold are the only victims of this law. Predator-pray system has now become the part of our society and this society is rapidly becoming a jungle.

Rule of law is as important for a society as a clean and aseptic environment for a healthy life. Lawlessness serves as a pollutant for a healthy society. Let suppose a village where whole population receives water from a lake. An animal dies in the lake and makes whole water filthy. People start suffering from different disease on account of using unhealthy water. They receive best medical treatment but also keep on using water from the same lake. They further invest on treatment but no outcome they get. Then someone pulls-out the animal from the water and treat water with antiseptic. Suddenly people start recovering from disease and the village once again becomes healthy. Their money which was being invested on treatment is now being spent on useful purposes. Same is the case with a society having no rule of law. No matter how much we spend to overcome the prevailing loss due to lawlessness, it...

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