January 20, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Dayan Hasan of Human Rights Watch says that the judicial template adhered to by Iftikhar Chaudhry, the former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, should not be followed by future jurists...Former Parkistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, who ...[read more]
May 3, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Chaudhry Zulfikar, chief prosecutor in the criminal case against Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting on Friday. Zulfikar had been due to appear at the High Court in Rawalpindi for a hearing in Musharraf's case on charges of involvement in the ...[read more]
March 9, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 9, 2007, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for alleged misconduct and misuse of authority. General Musharraf seized executive power following the country's third military coup in 1999 and declared emergency rule in 2007, which the ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged Pakistani judges on Tuesday to stop using contempt of court powers as a mechanism for silencing the media's critique of the judiciary. Since 2009 when the independent judiciary was restored, Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and the provincial high courts ...[read more]
June 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday disqualified Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani from being a member of Parliament since his April contempt conviction. Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry also announced that Gilani ceased to be the country's prime minister since the date of ...[read more]
June 13, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday initiated contempt of court proceedings against Malik Riaz Hussain. The court's action was a response to the accusation brought forth by Hussain who alleged a day earlier that the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and his family members have ...[read more]
November 6, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday indicted seven people in the 2007 assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. A senior officer and the former police chief of Rawalpindi, where the assassination took place, along with five militants, alleged members of the Pakistani ...[read more]
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]
August 27, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 27, 2009, the Supreme Court of Pakistan rejected a petition seeking treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf, finding that the applicant lacked standing and that the Supreme Court was not the appropriate forum for such a petition. The petition was filed by Senator Syed ...[read more]
February 1, 2011
by Matt Glenn
A judge for the Lahore High Court on Tuesday ordered that US consulate worker Raymond Davis be held for the murder of two men in Pakistan last week, ignoring US protests that Davis enjoys diplomatic immunity. Chief Justice Ijaz Ihmad Chaudhry also ordered Davis's name to be placed on an exit ...[read more]

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