At last Muhammad Asif, Salman
Butt and Amir were sentenced and imprisoned in UK. Doubtless they committed
crime and threw no balls but has anybody considered that various Pakistani
cricketers had already involved in match fixing in the past? The ex-cricketers
of Pakistani team intentionally lost the matches in their time and surely their
crimes were bigger than the three cricketers but were they sentenced like the
three cricketers? I believe not! Not only Pakistani cricketers but many of the
other cricketers from various teams were involved in match fixing but they are
freely living their lives in their countries.
It is very amusing that Pakistani politicians even the ex-captain of Pakistan
Cricket Team, Imran Khan did not cooperate with the three cricketers whereas
they all castigated the players saying that “as you sew, so shall you reap”. It
is definitely true that they had to face the charges imposed against them but it
is elusive that the players were sent to other country to be prosecuted! It is
also amusing when the players were declared sentence, Federal Interior Minister
Rehman Malik went to UK so that the players were brought to Pakistan for
prosecution. Why not the government decided before they sent the players to UK?
Doesn’t the government have ability to take its decision at the right time?
Raymond Davis case is in front of us. Although he was a terrorist, the US
government successfully carried him to America saying that Davis would be
prosecuted under US law. Did US government sentence him? When other countries
can prefer their own laws, so why can’t Pakistan? Where are we heading towards?