I've always observed that those Pakistanis who have studied in English medium schools and colleges have always been better at their jobs than those who got their education in Urdu or other regional languages. English speakers are able to analyse all problems easily, they are able to master the internet without difficulty. I have Urdu graduates who cannot get information from the net, not even how to get to a particular place when given the address.

Nowhere is the difference more evident than in the quality of our judges. As more and more Urdu graduates were appointed as judges, we saw many flawed judgments like DNA tests not being admissible to determine paternity.

Recently a woman filed a case against her husband for forging her signature to get her property transferred into his name. The case is fairly simple. The forensic lab reported that forgery had indeed taken place, the learned judge should have convicted the husband of forgery and given the poor woman her property. But no, the very able judge told the man and woman to settle the matter amicably, as "both were aged and wouldn't be able to take the properties with them to the grave". I am sure the judge is one of those lawyers who belong to a religious party and got his education in an Urdu medium school. Judges in the past were fluent in English and delivered exemplary decisions. It seems the poor woman will have to part with half her wealth, the husband will probably marry again, giving his share of the property to his new wife.