Judiciary Archive

NRO verdict: a murder of history – by Humza Ikram: Recent NRO verdict is an attempt to distort our 64 years of political history. And the thing which makes me sad the most is that how easily Supreme Court picked up Benazir Bhutto’s book (Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the
Democracy under siege — by Dr Hasan-Askari Rizvi: The PPP-led federal government, especially President Asif Ali Zardari, faces a siege like situation due to the subtle behind-the-scene moves by the military top brass, the political fallout of the Supreme Court judgement on the NRO, and the off-again,
Taraqqiati mansoobay bamuqabila sazishi mansoobay – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Article By : Ahsan Abbas Shah. Edited and Posted By : Farhad Ahmed Jarral. ترقیاتی منصوبے بمُقابلہ سازشی منصوبے پپلز پارٹی کی شریک چیرمین اور صدرِ پاکستان پنجاب کے دورہ پر ہیں اپنے دورہء پنجاب میں اُنہوں نے بیش
Breaking news: Remember we (LUBP) informed you first!: Justice Ramday to be rewarded with a senatorial position by PML-N By Omar Khattab in Lahore Lahore, the hotbed of PML-N, is abuzz with rumors that the Sharif brothers have in principle decided to make Justice (now retired) Khalil
Asma Jahangir vs Justice Ramday – by Khalid Wasti: ذہنی عدم بلوغت اور منافقت ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔ افسوس کہ من حیث القوم ہم ابھی تک بالغ نظر کہلانے کے حقدار نہیں ہیں ۔ ہماری ذہنی سطح اس حد سے اوپر تو اٹھ ہی نہیں رہی کہ جو شخص سپریم کورٹ
Attention Justice Iftikhar! This is from your beloved PML-N’s leader’s mouth. Do you have the courage to take a suo motu notice?: ‘Security depts involved in smuggling’ By A Reporter Friday, 22 Jan, 2010 ISLAMABAD: MNA Khwaja Asif of the PML-N has alleged that personnel of Frontier Constabulary and other security departments are involved in smuggling consumer goods from Afghanistan and
We the honorable judges hereby declare that we are above law and morality!: Selection of judges By I.A. Rehman Thursday, 21 Jan, 2010 According to some well-involved sources a new row between the judiciary and the executive has begun and the issue is the appointment of judges to the superior courts. The
Detailed NRO Verdict and Zia-ul-Haq’s Children in the Supreme Court – by Abdul Nishapuri: The condemned soul of Pakistan’s Islamofacist dictator General Zia-ul-Haq will be extremely pleased today after reading some of the passages in the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s detailed verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO). In its expected judgment, a
Chief Justice Hamid Mir’s verdict in favour of Justice Khawaja Sharif – by Abdul Nishapuri: Following in the footsteps of Dr Shahid Masood, a fellow member of the Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists, Hamid Mir too has assumed the position of the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Here is Hamid Mir’s latest, summary verdict on
Mapping the establishment – by Ayesha Siddiqa: As the battle rages between the political government and its rival, popularly known as the establishment, the public silently awaits the final result. For some, the civilian government has already lost because its capacity to influence policymaking or make
We have too many governments in Pakistan – By Naseer Ahmed: We have too many governments in Pakistan. We have governments elected by people, i.e., central, provincial and local governments. We have self-designated governments like ISI (military), judiciary, media, extremists and feudal-industrial complex. The self-designated governments have four purposes. 1.
Insaf’s all roads lead to Jati Umrah? – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: مُلک کی تمام بڑے قد کی دعویدار سیاسی پارٹیاں اپنے اِتحادی اور وفاق کی علامت پپلز پارٹی سے نوک جھونک میں مصروف ہیں۔وزیر اعلٰی پنجاب نے حال ہی میں اپنے ایک انٹرویو میں زرداری صاحب ک شخصیت کو بڑے
NRO: ‘Judicial Messiah’ or Democracy? – Guest Post by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla: I participated in movement for restoration of Chief Justice till his restoration with a belief of doing a right thing as a Lawyer and a common citizen. Since restoration of Judiciary things has not turned to our expectations. I have tried
Ali Ahmed Kurd’s description of the likes of Iftikhar Chaudhry & Khawaja Sharif: Analysis by Abdul Nishapuri – from another thread: In Hamid Mir’s talkshow, Capital Talk, on 22 December 2009, Ali Ahmad Kurd expressed three key reservations about the current Supreme Court and the Chief Justice of Pakistan: 1. CJP and
Birth of the Pakistan Judiciary Party – Guest Post by Qais Anwar: کیا پانچویں سیاسی پارٹی ۔۔۔ پاکستان عدالت پارٹی وجود میں آ چکی ہے؟ اعلی عدالتوں کا پا کستان کی سیاسی تاریخ میں ہمیشہ سے ایک کردار رہا ہے ۔ لیکن میڈیا کی طرح یہ کردار ہمیشہ پاکستانی ایسٹبلشمنٹ کے
Ayyaron ki hukumat – by Abdul Nishapuri: So, do all roads go to the Bangladesh model? At least, that is what seems to be the key desire of those (really) at the helm of affairs, i.e. the men in khakis and their aides in
Undignified ‘Lordships’ at war against ‘People’s Will’ – Guest post by Ahmad Nadeem Gehla: The deterioration of judicial institutions which began with notorious judgment of Justice Munir touched its bottom when superior judiciary convicted ZA Bhutto – the elected Prime Minister of the country to death on directions of a dictator. One of
The Pakistan Government along with her Military and Citizens – Guest post by Agha Haider Raza: In the December 18th New York Times publication, an article Pakistan Ministers Are Called Before the Courts was written by Jane Perlez and Salman Masood.  Though the article does state the annulment of the National Reconciliation Ordinance and the repercussions
Troubling changes in Pakistan: A coup in the works? – Guest post by Tarek Fatah: What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet On Thursday morning as Pakistan’s Defence Minister was preparing to board a flight to China for an official visit, he was
The Temple of Justice and Veneration of Capital: Supreme Court’s Decision on NRO – By Lal Khan: A Comment by Lal Khan of IMT (Translated by AA from “Tabqati Jiddojehd”) The recent Supreme Court’s recent decision declaring the NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance) null and void has emerged as latest explosion in the series of tremulous events
Playing the Corruption Card – by Anas Muhammad: By Anas Muhammad On 12 October 1999, General Prevez Musharraf ouster the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, in a non violent military coup. The reason given by Musharraf was the rampant corruption under Nawaz Sharifs regime. Although the
Miscarriage of Justice or Abiding by the Law – Guest post by Peja Mistri: Let me first describe the overall context in which the recent judgment was announced by the CJ Iftikhar Chaudary. 1. Politics and Courts — A historical perspective. The courts of Pakistan (be it a session court or a supreme
17 Good Men: NRO bench: With due respect to azad adlia Media’s position on NRO before the court proceeding NRO was always a controversial law because it was discriminatory law; many political pundits and columnist lead the campaign against it under the leadership of
Azad Adliya ya Madar Pidar Azad Adliya? – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: معطلی کے بعد بحال ہونے والی عدلیہ کا این آر او کے پیچھے ہاتھ دھو کر دوالے ہونے میں اَنتقام، عدلیاتی مُفادات، عدلیاتی آمریت کے نفاذ اور مُلک میں سیاسی افراتفری پیدا کرنے کی کوششوں کو عوام بخوبی سمجھ
Supreme Court of Pakistan must refrain from interfering into the executive authority of the democratic government: The decision by the mostly Punjabi, some of them pro-Taliban, judges in the Supreme Court of Pakistan against the process of national reconciliation in the country has had a visibly adverse impact on the capacity of the democratic government.
A perspective on Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s judicial murder: Nazir Leghari offers a perspective on Zulfiar Ali Bhutto’s judicial murder, which was a handiwork of the Mullah-Military-Judiciary Alliance in Pakistan:
Justice Khawaja Sharif, stop playing this dangerous game – by Omar Khattab: Yesterday Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry’s escort cars met with an accident. Nothing happened to the car in which Justice Iftikhar was travelling. However, within minutes the rumor-bazaar came alive with the right-wing Urdu anchors and reporters insinuating who might
PTUJ inciting another judicial murder of democracy in Pakistan?: Pakistani Taliban Union of Journalists (PTUJ) are currently pressurizing the Supreme Court of Pakistan to help PTUJ materialize their dream of derailing the democratic process in Pakistan in the guise of the lopsided campaign against the NRO. PTUJ’s main
A CJ greeted in Karachi and the events of 12 May 2007: A CJ greeted in Karachi Guest post by Aal e Hashmat Malik Just recently, in the last week of November 2009, the Provincial Home Minister of Sindh, Mr Zulfiqar Mirza, announced in a press meeting that his PPP government
Rhetoric of constitution and the dubious role of the Lahore High Court – by Farhad Jarral: President Asif Ali Zardari’s address today (25 November 2009) to the party workers brought a new debate on electronic media. This new debate is part of the smear campaign against Asif Ali Zardari which was started since PPP came
Who needs an NRO ?: Posted by: Jarri MirzaBlog post written by: Humza IkramFormer Attorney general of Punjab”Khawaja Sharif” is trying to help his old master’s boy, who was then Chief Minister Punjab “Nawaz Sharif”. Nawaz Sharif has really surprised his critics by playing
Cannon Should Be Towards Burning Issues – by Farhad Jarral: Presently all non-serious politicians and so-called champion journalists are reporting or publishing baseless stories without research and giving one side picture to the public. This act is being done by some private TV Channels as well as political analysts
Hafiz Saeed’s Islamofascist office in Chicago: Lashkar-e-Taiba threat revived after Chicago arrest Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 LONDON: The arrest of two men in Chicago on terrorism charges linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba has revived fears about the
Defending the NRO – An extensive analysis by Abbas Ather: While many constitutional and legal experts as well as politicians of the PPP government have either shied away from or miserably failed in defending the rationale and necessity of the National Reconciliation Ordinance between Benazir Bhutto shaheed and General
The missing persons: All but forgotten by our saviour, the Chief Justice of Pakistan?: Kia hua tera wada…. All but forgotten? Wednesday, 07 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) THE cases of the missing persons that Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry had been pursuing with vigour before he was unseated in March 2007 have now been virtually
Judiciary in Pakistan: A movement wasted: A movement wasted By Kunwar Idris Sunday, 04 Oct, 2009 (Dawn) Mysteriously silent is Aitzaz Ahsan, who led processions from one end of the country to the other swaying the lawyers with the
The legal challenge facing Pakistan Army in its war against Taliban and Al Qaeda: The legal challenge By Ahmer Bilal Soofi Saturday, 03 Oct, 2009 LET’S reflect on a likely situation during military operations. Take the Rah-i-Rast operation in the north-west as a case in point — military personnel advance to gain
Restored judiciary brought no change: Kurd: Restored judiciary brought no change: Kurd Saturday, September 26, 2009By By Sohail Khan ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Ali Ahmad Kurd on Friday said that the restored judiciary had brought no changes in the institution that ultimately
Kurd sees no change after restoration of deposed judges: Kurd sees no change after restoration of deposed judges ISLAMABAD: Nothing has changed since the restoration of the deposed judiciary, Supreme Court Bar Association President Ali Ahmad Kurd said on Monday. Addressing a ceremony held at the Supreme Court