According to media reports, the International Council of Jurists (ICJP) has conferred the “prestigious” International Jurists Award, 2012 on Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, in recognition of his contributions to the administration of justice. The award ceremony is scheduled to be held in London on May 28th in which the award will be presented by Chief Justice of United Kingdom Rt Hon Lord Phillips. The dignitaries such as chief justices, law ministers, members of the parliament, bar leaders, law teachers and journalists from different countries will also attend the ceremony. The news was exclusively churned into multiple news outlets managed by Independent Media Corporation commonly known as Jang Group (comprising Geo TV, Jang, The News etc) -itself reportedly facing a multibillion tax evading case in Sindh High Court of Pakistan.
The first step was to investigate the website:
The International Council of Jurists is a body of jurists working towards promotion of administration of justice and healthy development of law, suitable to social and economic needs of the people, the official website states.
The contact information contains a Land Line number, 4 Mobile numbers, 2 from the UK and most interestingly 2 from India. It did not take much effort to ascertain our correspondents that the said “International Council” is hardly anything other than a dubious website, nothing more than a One Man Show actually.
When the Pakistan Analysis correspondent rang the land line contact number on the ICJ Website which is +0044 20 7799 1688:
“Hello! It is Singhania & Co”
A nice feminine voice sweetened the ears.
“Isn’t it International Council of Jurists”? The correspondent asked.
I give you a “Mobile Number”. She replied.
07984 384 735
Who should I speak to? The correspondent asked
“Pooja” She replied
Further investigations revealed that the so called “International Council of Jurists” is nothing more than “An Indian Company”.
Out of 5 past Presidents of International Council of Jurists, 4 were Indians. For the ignominy of Pakistan, it shows the Flag of India, Bangladesh, UK, and Maldives but not of Pakistan. Most Paradoxically, Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry is its Vice President and going to receive award himself!
Although the ICJ claims to be working towards promotion of administration of justice and healthy development of law, suitable to social and economic needs of the people, however its current president Dr. Aggarwala keeps on visiting the disputed border areas for boosting the morale of Indian soldiers against Pakistan. Even on the ICJ website his pictures of visiting Kargil to boost the morale of of Indian soldiers against Pakistan are available for everyone to ponder.
One wonders why Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry has hardly punished any terrorist in the country despite the fact that the terrorists have made the life a burning hell for every Pakistani. From common roads to sacred mosques not a single inch of the country is safe from terrorists of the Taliban, Sipah-e-Sahaba and other enemies of Pakistan and its people. While he is very active in taking suo moto action even on a slap from a local political in Sindh, the innocent blood flowing on the roads of Pakistan on daily basis goes unnoticed!
Taking oath of the PCO in 1999, legalizing the coupe of a military dictator, suspended in 2007, and reinstated by the PPP coalition government in 2008, and now contempt case against PM has won him fame all across the world. Yet his political activism has no benefit for the ordinary Pakistani who remains a victim of multi-layered corrupt judicial system of Pakistan.
A Question to Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry
Dear Mr Chaudhry, whilst we “congratulate” you for such a “Big International Award”, could we please ask you a very basic question?
You are receiving this Award in the UK, so let’s see what the British Courts says on the power of Parliament VS Judiciary
Can the UKSC overrule the UK Parliament?
No it cannot. Unlike some Supreme Courts in other parts of the world, the UK Supreme Court does not have the power to ‘strike down’ legislation passed by the UK Parliament. It is not the Court’s role to formulate public policy, but to interpret law and develop it where necessary, through well-established processes and methods of reasoning.
Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry is the ONLY Chief Justice round the globe, who has not punished even a single terrorist in the country during his never ending tenure as Chief Justice. Instead, he and his colleagues in the SCP and also in Lahore and other high courts have a track record of releasing most notorious and dangerous terrorists such as Malik Ishaq, Aurangzeb Farooqi, Hafiz Saeed, Qari Saifullah AKhtar, Molvi Abdul Aziz etc.
We have put the case in the court of Chief Justice.
Would he take now a Suo Moto action against himself?
If so, the case would appear as:
Chief Justice of Pakistan VS Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry
Adapted from Pakistan Analysis