Tag: Lawyers Movement

  • The great Liars movement and Iftikhar Chaudhary – Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji

    The great Liars movement and Iftikhar Chaudhary –  Syed Riaz Al-Malik Hajjaji

      In 2007, great Liars Movement, ooops Lawyers Movement took place which restored the finest crooked, corrupt Jamaati Talibani Qazis to Supreme Court. But we forget Liars Movement Part 1 aka PNA Movement which facilitated the Coronation of “anti-establishment” Shaheed Abu Nawaz aka Kanra Dajjal oops, General Zia ul Haq. Amongst his esteemed courtiers and […]

  • Shia Genocide continues as “Human Rights activist” Asma Jahangir backs Pro Taliban Judiciary

    Shia Genocide continues as “Human Rights activist” Asma Jahangir backs Pro Taliban Judiciary

    Shia genocide: 23 killed, 50 injured in Shikarpur imambargah blast The continuing massacres of Shias all over Pakistan by Deobandi terrorist group and ISIS affiliate, ASWJ-LeJ highlights the complicity of Pakistan’s pro Taliban judiciary as well as those activists who continue to support this deeply compromised institution. The ongoing tragedy targeting Shia Muslims who were […]

  • وکلا کا فوجی عدالتوں کی تشکیل کےخلاف احتجاج کا فیصلہ

    پاکستانی وکلا کی سب سے اعلیٰ تنظیم پاکستان بار کونسل کے زیر انتظام وکلا کنونشن میں فوج کی سیاسی معاملات میں مداخلت کی مذمت اور 21ویں آئینی ترمیم کے تحت فوجی عدالتوں کے قیام کو بنیادی حقوق کے خلاف اور آئین سے متصادم قرار دینے کی قرارداد منظور کی گئی ہے۔ قرارداد لاہور ہائی کورٹ […]

  • فوجی عدالتوں کے خلاف وکلاء تحریک : چند سوالات – عامر حسینی

    فوجی عدالتوں کے خلاف وکلاء تحریک : چند سوالات – عامر حسینی

    پاکستان بار کونسل کی جانب سے منعقدہ ایک وکلاء کنوشن میں لاہور ھائی کورٹ بار کے صدر شفقت چوہان نے مذھبی بنیادوں پر دہشت گردی کرنے والوں کے خلاف فوجی عدالتیں قائم کرنے کے خلاف قرارداد پیش کی جسے اکثریت نے منظور کرلیا اور فوجی عدالتوں کے خلاف احتجاجی تحریک چلانے کا اعلان کردیا پاکستان […]

  • Nawaz Sharif is behind the Lawyers Movement Part 2 to undermine military operation against Taliban-ASWJ terrorists

    Nawaz Sharif is behind the Lawyers Movement Part 2 to undermine military operation against Taliban-ASWJ terrorists

    As before, Nawaz Sharif is behind the Lawyers Movement Part 2, this time to undermine Pakistan army’s operation against takfiri khariji terrorists of the Taliban (TTP) and Sipah-e-Sahaba (ASWJ-LeJ). In this endeavour, PM Nawaz Sharif is helped by none else than the notorious pro-Taliban Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry Deobandi (a cousin of Rana Sanaullah), Justice […]

  • عدلیہ: مولوی مشتاق سے جسٹس جیلانی تک – عمار کاظمی

    عدلیہ: مولوی مشتاق سے جسٹس جیلانی تک – عمار کاظمی

    شہید بھٹو کی پھانسی سے پہلے بھی عدلیہ کی تاریخ قابل فخر نہیں تھی تاہم اس قتل کے فیصلے کے بعد سے یہ تاریخ اور بھی شرمناک ہوگئی۔بھٹو کے عدالتی قتل کے بعد پہلی با ر پاکستان میں سپریم کورٹ عوامی اعتماد اور حمایت کھو بیٹھی تھی۔لوگوں میں سپریم کورٹ اور ججوں کے خلاف اسقدر […]

  • Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan’s Newly ‘Independent’ Judiciary -by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

    Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan’s Newly ‘Independent’ Judiciary -by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari

    Plato’s philosophical discussion, the Crito, illustrates the dilemma faced by those of us who yearn for an independent judiciary in Pakistan. Too many of us had to suffer at the hands of a judiciary so independent that it often acted independently of both the basic principles of jurisprudence and the very constitution it swore to […]

  • Justice Louise Arbour concerned about direction of Pakistan’s Supreme Court

    Related posts: Pakistani Supreme Court has gone overboard – by Justice Markandey Katju (Supreme Court of India) Constitutional misbehaviour of the Pakistan Supreme Court (Part II) -by Justice Markandey Katju Justice Louise Arbour has a distinguished career devoted to promoting the principles of justice. Currently serving as the President of the International Crisis Group, Justice […]

  • The grand exposè -by Adnan Rehmat

    Leaving aside the merits or motives of Malik’s sensational charges, what is clear is that the hour requiring a judgment on the judiciary’s performance is, for better or for worse, upon us By Adnan Rehmat In hindsight it was inevitable. Both the Supreme Court of Pakistan and its judges were always going to be eventually […]

  • For upholding the Constitution, Prime Minister Gillani gets convicted! – by Farhad Jarral

    The Supreme Court of Pakistan has just convicted an elected Prime Minister for following an explicit Constitutional clause (Article 248 (2)) – on the basis of an Ordinance passed by a military dictator, General Musharaf (Contempt of Court Ordinance 2004) – who in turn was empowered to subvert the Constitution by this very same Judiciary!  However, if one is […]

  • Azaad adliya ka virsa

    آزاد عدلیہ کا ورثہ پاکستان کی تاریخ کے سب سے بڑے عدالتی بحران کا آغاز اس وقت ہوا تھاجب سابق چیف آف آرمی سٹاف جنرل پرویز مشرف نے وردی میں چیف جسٹس آف پاکستان کو اپنے کیمپ آفس میں طلب کیا اور استعفیٰ کا مطالبہ کیا، استعفیٰ سے انکار کے بعد انہیں معزول کر دیا […]

  • Looking back at the Lawyers’ Movement -by Ayesha Siddiqa

    The protests, rallies and demonstrations by the legal community from 2007 to 2009 took everyone in and outside Pakistan by surprise. People were impressed with the perseverance of the lawyer’s from around the country in the face of a military dictator and in forcing a political government to ensure that the chief justice of the […]

  • 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 hype when the opposition along with some other anti democratic entities were forced to acknowledge that […]

  • A critical tribute to Aitzaz Ahsan – by Asadullah Ghalib

    Source: Daily Express News

  • Why is Asma Jahangir repentant? – by Farman Nawaz

    Although confession is not a tradition in Pakistan but since restoration of judiciary few very prominent and impartial leaders of the lawyers’ movement have openly criticized the same judiciary which got freedom because of their sincere efforts. Some journalists and politicians were raising questions about the independence of judiciary even before its restoration and when […]

  • What Arab Spring? This is Saudi Winter! – by Abdul Basit

    Related post: Saudi winter in the Middle East and Hamas militants’ attack on Shia Muslims in Gaza The public lynching and gruesome murder of Libyan dictator Maumar Qaddafi is not a matter to be celebrated; rather it represents another victory for the Saudis and their well placed and petro-dollar funded Ikhwan lobbies in the White House (e.g., […]

  • Holier-than-thou Middle-Class and Anna Hazare Phenomenon -by Suleman Akhtar

    Anna Hazare is personification of holier-than-thou middle class morality that aspires to see every seed blossoming overnight, despite being outright apolitical. The dilemma of middle class is that it holds the moral grounds of Jesus and fantasizes about the ideals of Marx while being socially and morally slave of Laissez-faire and Mussolini, and this state of quandary doesn’t seem to come to an end any time soon.

  • Book Review: The Redefined Dimensions of Baloch Nationlist Movement

    Book: The Redefined Dimensions of Baloch Nationalist Movement By: Malik Siraj Akbar Editor The Balochhal Publishers: Xlibris Subject: Balochistan, Politics, Nationalism Book Reviewed by Arif Jamal Author of Shadow War: The Untold Story of Jihad in Kashmir Most Pakistanis, particularly in Punjab and urban Sindh, know little about Balochistan, which makes around 43 percent of […]

  • Resistance and Law: Land Mark Decision by Indian Supreme Court – by Shaheryar Ali

    “…people do not take arms, in an organized fashion, against the might of the state, or against fellow human beings without rhyme or reason. Guided by an instinct for survival, and according to Thomas Hobbes, a fear of lawlessness that is encoded in our collective conscience, we seek an order. However, when that order comes […]

  • Dunya ki tarikh gawah hai: De-realisation of lawyers movement’s anthem

    دنیا کی تاریخ گواہ ہے دنیا کی تاریخ گواہ ہے اس عدل کے سنگ جمہور نہ ہوگا یہ حال رہا تو ملک ہمارا وحشت، خوف سے دور نہ ہوگا جوعدل کرے کمزور ادارے جوعدل کرے کمزور اکا ئیاں دنیا کی تاریخ میں سوچو طیش میں کب انصاف ہواہے منصف کی بس اپنی انا سے عدل […]

  • Conspirators in the judiciary – by R.A. Toori

    Conspiracies, hate-mongering, cynicism, criticism, scepticism and sycophancy are the hallmarks of Pakistan’s politics. In fact Pakistan’s political history is replete with palace intrigues and conspiracies. From the founder of Pakistan Qauid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah to President Asif Ali Zardari, we have witnessed great political upheavals, amid crucial crests and troughs. Neither the political mainstream, nor […]

  • Let’s have a revolution in Pakistan: Yeh, Yeh, Yeh! A conversation with Raid Shamat and Sasha Sham-me – by Razzak Memon

    Related article: Let’s agitate for regime change in Pakistan: Tunisia and Egypt style – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi (Editor’s note: The following is a purely fictional piece and any resemblance to real life characters is purely coincidental. While we may not not agree with all the contents of this note, we warmly welcome pieces that make […]

  • ‘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 Chaudhry while he was placed under house-arrest: How was this “Interview” possible under house arrest and […]

  • Memory Loss of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan: Mehran Bank Scandal and Barrister Akram Sheikh – by Aamir Mughal

    According to a recent report published in The News based on Chaudhry Nisar’s conversation in Geo TV’s Capital Talk: Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has claimed that intelligence agencies were once again active for the downsizing of politicians. He expressed these views while answering questions from Hamid Mir in ‘Capital Talk’ of Geo News […]

  • This leprous daybreak: Pakistan’s apex court’s misplaced focus – by pejamistri

    Ali Ahmed Kurd is absolutely right in saying that: یہ داغ داغ اجالا یہ شب گزیدہ سحر وہ انتظار تھا جسکا یہ وہ سحر تو نہیں (Transl: This leprous daybreak, dawn night’s fangs have mangled – This is not that long-looked-for break of day (Faiz)) Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (CJ IMC) will have to […]

  • Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas

    Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military operations in that region. Conspiracy theories facilitate Pakistan’s establishment and Army to overshadow the following issues […]

  • Media freedoms versus responsibility (holy cow syndrome)

    Published today in The News Much has been said about media accountability and the dire need of a regulation framework for Pakistan’s new power centre. Pakistani media has earned its freedom and independence after a long, often bloody, struggle against military dictators and civilian autocrats. Countless journalists were imprisoned, harassed, even killed in this decade’s […]

  • The evolution of Dawn News – from English Medium to Urdu Minded – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi

    Being stationed abroad, I do not receive many Pakistani channels. Until February 2010, I was a little spoilt for choice by receiving Geo!, Dawn News, ARY, AAJ News, PTV and Indus TV on my receiver. Having moved residences, the choice just boiled down to Geo, Dawn News and ARY. My love for Dawn goes back […]

  • The un-sharif Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court – by Fawad Manzoor

    Cat is out of bag. It has always been said that Khwaja Sharif (Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court) is the “bookie” from Raiwind. He himself admitted in his books that he (and his sons) took money from Shahbaz Sharif in London. There were a lot of tales about his affiliation with Sharif brothers […]

  • Why is Athar Minallah causing panic to The News? Why now? – by Fawad Manzoor

    This is with reference to Ahmad Noorani’s rejoinder titled “Why is Athar Minallah so panicky?” which was published in The News on 19 June 2010. About face by Ahmed Noorani on Mr Athar Minhallah is so panicky. Even though I don’t agree with the lawyers movement the way it has gone but I do agree […]

  • Athar Minallah responds to posts on Let Us Build Pakistan

      Being largely appreciative of the article of Athar Minallah titled “Who are betraying the unsung heroes of the lawyers’ movement?” that was published in The News on June 16, 2010 and also a note being posted by Fawad Manzoor titled “On Athar Minallah and the betrayal of the unsung heroes”, we decided to forward […]

  • On Athar Minallah and the betrayal of the unsung heroes – by Fawad Manzoor

    Update: Mr Minallah’s response to the LUBP post This is with reference to a recent op-ed by Mr. Athar Minallah (ex-spokesman for the SC Chief Justice) which appeared in The News on 16 June 2010. In his sobbing column, Mr Minallah is crying foul against “yellow journalism”. He is saddened by the reporting of the […]

  • Athar Minallah’s response to Ansar Abbasi & Gang

    In a befitting reply, Athar Minallah has questioned the attacks on himself, Ali Ahmed Kurd, Aitzaz Ahsan and Justice Tariq Mahmood in the last few weeks by the gang led by Ansar Abbasi at The News. It is true that if you are following the line of Ansar Abbasi and the gang, you are a […]

  • Evolving campus politics – By Nadeem Paracha

    In 1947 the only established student organisation in the newly created country of Pakistan was the Muslim Students Federation (MSF), the student-wing of the Muslim League. The Muslim League began to disintegrate as Pakistan’s first ruling party. Consequently, the MSF too started to reflect the fragmentary nature of its mother party. In 1950, a group […]

  • My choice today: Fri 13 June 2008 – Long March or Short March?

    Aitezaz Ahsan: Lawyer or Politician? Ajmal Niazi Long march or short march? How many participants? “I am a victim of my own creation” Agha Msood Hussain meets Musharraf rraf Geo TV ki haqeeqat… Nasar Malik جیو ٹی وی ؟ کڑوا سچ ! نصر ملک۔۔ کوپن ہیگن پاکستان کے اندر اور بیرون پاکستان “ جیو ٹیلیویژن […]

  • My choice today: Tue 10 June 2008 – Lawers Movement and Fake Posturing

    Niaz A Naik, Jahangir Karamat and Nawaz Sharif Warna bardasht kar – Wusatullah Khan Musharraf and reconciliation – Asadullah Ghalib Enough of posturing TRUE, posturing is an essential element of statecraft but our politicians need to be reminded that it is now getting on people’s nerves. In fact, one wonders whether the overdose of political rhetoric is […]

  • Lawyers Movement and Fake Civil Society

    My choice today: Fri 6 June 2008 The so-called civil society in Pakistan and the lawyers’ movement – By Munno Bhai What about the earlier illegalities? By Fatehyab Ali Khan What about the earlier illegalities? By Fatehyab Ali Khan THE goings-on in Islamabad are reminiscent of events of the past. No package designed to right […]