NRO Archive

Judging versus lynching: Asma voices concern over NRO verdict Wednesday, December 23, 2009 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court in its verdict on NRO has targeted the whole democratic structure by extending its power and crossing the constitutional limits, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
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
An Historical Perspective on Supreme Court’s Decision against the NRO – by Ahsan Abbas Shah: Ahsan Abbas Shah offers an in depth historical perspective on the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s decision against the process of national reconciliation in the country. He warns that any unconstitutional step to derail democracy may result in dire consequences
Why Zardari and NRO are so important? – by Farhad Jarral: VS   The Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People’s Party (CEC) and Sindh assembly have given their decision of full confidence and support for the President Asif Ali Zardari. Contrary to the wishes of some people
After the NRO -Ayesha Siddiqa: The Supreme Court’s NRO judgement must be seen in the broader context of political tactics and power dynamics.Here is  the article of Ayesha Siddiqa which does exactly that. In her opinion military is the prime beneficiary of the Judgement. By Ayesha Siddiqa Friday,
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
Former ISI official challenges presidential immunity: ISLAMABAD: A former official of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutional presidential immunity against legal proceedings as un-Islamic and unconstitutional. Khalid Khawaja, also a former air force official, filed the petition
‘NAB tried to use ECP to proceed against Zardari’: LAHORE: The Former Secretary of the Election Commission of Pakistan said that the National Accountability Bureau tried to use ECP to proceed against Benazir Bhutto and Asif Zardari in 2005. During an interview with DawnNews, Kanwar Dilshad claimed that
United we stand for democracy. Reconciliation is the key word.: While the Supreme Court of Pakistan has struck down the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), the Central Executive Committee of Pakistan People’s Party has very wisely reasserted their commitment to the process of national reconciliation in the country. The Central
Begum Nusrat Bhutto’s plea to the land of the pure – by Qais Anwar: Editor’s note: In today’s newspapers, I read a report about the arrest warrants of Begum Nusrat Bhutto by an Accountability Court located in Rawalpindi under the watchful eyes of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The court issued arrest warrants
Bilal Qureshi’s Open Letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan: “Your actions reflect a medieval mindset of revenge and tribalism, not the rule of law that so many of your supporters had expected when they campaigned for your restoration. Looking forward to the day you appoint an independent panel
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
A Military Coup in Pakistan? – Guest post by Tarek Fatah: A Military Coup in Pakistan? Restive generals represent the backers of the Taliban and al-Qaeda – bad news for the war next door A military coup is unfolding in Pakistan, but, this time, there is no rumbling of tanks
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
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
“The judge raj” in Pakistan is paving way for another military dictatorship: …Our lordships may be cautioned about the possibility that judicial activism sometimes runs the risk of intruding on turf strictly belonging in our constitutional scheme of things to other institutions of state. In the post-judiciary restoration era, the respect
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
Chargesheet against Rehman Malik: The chargesheet against Rehman Malik is very long. Here are a very few glimpses based on analyses by various columnists and writers:
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
Post-NRO frenzy, the Roedad Khans and the 16 Decembers: Post-NRO frenzy In the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s judgment on the NRO, the ever-churning political waters in the country have been stirred to a frenzy. Uncertainty, if not panic, is detectable in the ranks of
Iftikhar Chaudhry the judge, you have behaved like Iftikhar Thakur the comedian: By Omar Khattab Sitting in your chair, you have been claming that you have all authority to interpret the constitution of Pakistan. You have also said that the parliament cannot make certain types of legislation. You have violated
Is corruption the real issue or a democractic government ? – by Saria Bhutto: Posted By: Jarri Mirza To a number of eyes, awaiting the decision of the Chief Justice concerned with the NRO might have brought an image of an end to corruption or a step for its eradication but is that
Shame on you CJ Chaudhry: رحمتیں ہیں تیری جرنیلوں اور طالبانوں پر برق گرتی ہے تو بے چارے سیاستدانوں پر You sold your soul to the devil and the price was so cheap! قوم فروختند و چہ ارزاں فروختند ؟
Repeating History? – by Anas Muhammad: Posted By : Jarri Mirza It was surprising to see the media and other segments of society’s enthusiasm over the decision of Supreme Court on the NRO, declaring it null and void. This kind of decision was expected but
16 December 1971 and 2009: two days of infamy: By Omar Khattab On 16 December 1971, the Pakistan army led by the cruelest and most criminal generals of the time surrendered to the Indian army after a war which the former could not sustain even for two weeks.
Supreme Court’s Lopsided Decision Against NRO: Double Standards, Justice Chaudhry?: ISLAMABAD, Dec 16 (APP): A larger bench of Supreme Court here Wednesday declared NRO as null and void as it violated various constitutional provisions as a law void ab-initio.The
Tahir Sarwar Mir’s rebuttal to Shaheen Sehbai’s column: Tahir Sarwar Mir’s rebuttal to an op-ed by the veteran CIA agent Shaheen Sehbai (The News):
Saif-ur-Rehman versus Jang Group – Guest post by Aamir Mughal: Let us assume PML-N’s ex-senator Mr. Saifur Rehman’s allegations against President Asif Ali Zardari telecast through Geo TV/ Jang Media Group (Meray Mutabiq by Dr Shahid Masood) are correct, then how would the same Jang Group of Newspaper and
“The Politicians’ Corruption Card” and the Supporters of Taliban: Here is an op-ed by Zamarrud Naqvi on this topic:
NRO for Balochistan – by Asadullah Ghalib: Asadullah Ghalib welcomes the PPP government’s national reconciliation (NRO) for Balochi rights fighters.
Enemies of Quaid-e-Azam, saviours of Pakistan? – by Asadullah Ghalib: Asadullah Ghalib offers an historical perspective on those elements in Pakistani establishment, politics and media (e.g. Munawar Hassan, Hameed Gul, Ansar Abbasi) who have been, at various points in history, consistently conspiring against the state and the nation of
Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry disappoints Dr Shahid Masood, Shaheen Sehbai and other democracy haters. “We won’t let system derail”: CJP: ISLAMABAD: The government filed a petition in the Supreme Court on Thursday, contending that any decision on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) outside the scope of what the challengers had sought could destabilise the democratic system. After remaining silent
‘EC refused to move against Benazir, Zardari despite pressure’: The NAB had urged the Election Commission in 2005 to take action against the former prime minister and her spouse for allegedly providing false information about their assets.
Supreme Court stops Dr Shahid Masood (Geo TV) from discussing NRO in TV talk-shows: Perhaps in view of the consistent lopsided and propaganda oriented discussions on the NRO by Dr Shahid Masood (Geo TV), Chief Justice stopped media to refrain from
Ansar Abbasi’s secret meetings with Chief Justice Chaudhry. Mind your company, Justice Chaudhry!: 4 December 2009 Dear members. I want to advance an information to you. Ansar Abbasi, the stinking Jamatia from the household of Mir Shakeel-ur-Rahman, met Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in the darkness of night two days ago, at his
Dr Mubashir Hasan: Establishment’s latest pawn in the ‘war on democracy’: Credits for ‘Two Devils’ painting: Peter Bardazzi 2009 Related articles: The LUBP Archive on Aitzaz Ahsan Syed Iqbal Haider, Commander-in-Chief of Pakistan’s Pseudo-liberals Birds of a feather flock together. This phrase comes to mind when one finds the
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
Charge sheet against Zardari: Enemies of democracy and supporters of Taliban taunt President Zardari for what they term as his cowardice to refrain from exposing himself in public meetings. The main aim of the Mullah Media Alliance here is to help their foot-soldiers