October 6, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
Pakistani Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on Thursday issued a judgment urging political parties to stop financing criminal groups responsible for increased violence in the city of Karachi. In the judicial decision, Chaudhry announced that militant groups have gained ...[read more]
March 30, 2010
by Ann Riley
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday threatened to imprison the head of the country's corruption agency for failing to meet a 24-hour deadline to reopen several corruption cases. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry gave National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Naveed Ahsan and act... ...[read more]
February 18, 2010
by Brian Jackson
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday appointed 34 new judges, including three to the country's Supreme Court, after Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry blocked Zardari's original selections. The court blocked the selections last week because Zardari did not consult with t... ...[read more]
March 18, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday praised the reinstatement of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. Pillay's spokesman called the move an important step in the process of restoring the rule of law in Pakistan, adding that judici... ...[read more]
March 17, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
Members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement on Monday welcomed the reinstatement of Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, hailing the move as a major victory. Lawyers' movement supporters rallied at Chaudhry's home Monday, where the Chief Justice thanked the cro... ...[read more]
March 16, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani announced Monday that the government will reinstate deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry in response to recent protests by members of the Pakistan lawyers' movement and opposition politicians and supporters. In a televised address, Gila... ...[read more]
January 25, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Ousted Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry declared Saturday that he is still the chief justice of the country's Supreme Court under Pakistan's constitution. Chaudhry made the statement during a lawyers' convention in Lahore organized by the Punjab Bar Council. Addressin... ...[read more]
December 14, 2008
by Caitlin Price
The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) on Saturday voted down a challenge to the constitutionality of Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar's appointment, as Pakistani Law Minister Farooq H. Naek defended Dogar as the lawful chief justice. The PBC unanimously adopted a measure denouncing as illegal the Novem... ...[read more]
September 5, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Three judges ousted from the Pakistani Supreme Court by former President Pervez Musharraf took new oaths on Friday. Justices Mian Shakirullah Jan, Tassaduq Hussain Jillani and Syed Jamshed Ali rejoined the court with seniority retroactive to their removal in November. Speaking after the swearing- ...[read more]
August 29, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
Pakistani Law Minister Farooq H. Naek told reporters Thursday that ousted Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry cannot be reinstated because the current chief justice was legitimately appointed. Naek said that Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar should be recognized as holding the ...[read more]

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