If any further proof of the judiciary's support to Imran Khan was needed, the Islamabad High Court has given it. It said it cannot disqualify any parliamentarians because it would not be fair to their constituents. Strange, because it was the judiciary that removed Nawaz Sharif from power for not receiving any salary from a company owned by his son. At that time, the judges did not consider the fact that the whole country would be affected (and it did, as subsequent events have proved).

Fawad Choudhry and Faisal Vawda have been facing disqualification ever since they were elected. Yet whenever their cases came up for hearing, the court granted postponements. Faisal Vawda's case is interesting, because he is supposed to have made a false statement when submitting his documents to the Election Commission. It's an open and shut case, and can be decided in five minutes. Yet the court is dithering, which makes one suspect that powerful people are behind the postponements. 

All this does not augur well for the country. If the courts are not independent, only chaos can result. One hopes the Supreme Court will take suo moto notice and do what has to be done to save the nation.