The national flag hoisting ceremony was performed at the residence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at Judges’ Enclave Islamabad today. In the ceremony two flags were hoisted outside the residence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry. The two flags unfurled on behalf of the civil society and the lawyers. Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan announced the [...]
It was precisely 505 days since that fateful day on November 3rd 2007 when General Pervaiz Musharraf overthrew a sitting Chief Justice and replaced him with an illegally sworn judge. On Sunday 22nd March the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry will be reinstated and to celebrate the momentous occasion the official flag will be hoisted [...]
Guest Blog by Zermeen Amira I have to admit I started the day on a fairly jubilant note having woken up after receiving an SMS from an overseas friend that the Chief has been restored (I had gone to bed by mid night having watched the political drama incessantly for the past few days and [...]
The PPP’s Central Executive Committee membership of Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan has been suspended and a show cause notice, over violation of party discipline, has also been issued to him. Secretary Pakistan Peoples Party Jahangir Badar said that the members of PPP’s Central Executive Committee unanimously made this decision as Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan violated party discipline. [...]
It ironic that our Judiciary is being recognized world over whilst our own leaders fail to provide the people of Pakistan an independent judiciary.
Ali Ahmed Kurd yesterday won the elections of the Supreme court Bar Association with a landslide victory uprooting Mohammed Zafar. After the landslide victory Kurd and his entire panel will replace the team of Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, and hopefully continue the aggressive campaign for the independence of judiciary. Ali Ahmed Kurd clinched a thumping majority [...]
Guest Blog by Amjad Malik I was invited by British Law Society of England to visit Brussels as part of their delegation to attend a rule of law conference on ‘Pakistan and beyond’ organised by American Bar Association (ABA) on 25th September at Hilton (Brussels). Reaching Brussels airport in the morning, I caught a cab [...]
Guest Post by Samad Khurram Friends and concerned citizens, I am making public a few of my communications with Aitzaz Ahsan and his consolidated response to help put things in perspective. There have been a few questions that had been lingering in every one’s minds regarding decisions made at crucial junctions of the movement, Aitzaz’s [...]
DECISIONS OF THE LAWYERS’ NATIONAL CO-ORDINATION COUNCIL IN ITS EMERGENT MEETING IN ISLAMABAD AUGUST 23, 2008.
Published today in the DAWN Op-Ed section by Cyril Almeida Cyril does well to decipher the Constitutional mess being created these days by various individuals in Islamabad, the chaos of the Double A’s, Double B’s, Triple A’s and what not have been deliberately designed to perpetually confuse Pakistanis of their real implication. This article helps [...]
For sometime I contemplated if this article may best be simply linked too in the collection of Decidous Links [mini-links] we have running on the blog but then it would not have opened an opportunity for comments and reactions and I suspect this heart felt article by Ghazala Minallah might evoke some comments from our [...]
Ansar Burney completed his tenure as the first ever caretaker minister of human rights. During his four months stint in the Ministry of Law, Burney worked hard tirelessly for providing a safe passage for suspected and convicted enemies of Pakistan while completely disregarding Pakistanis. He even went a step further by actively trying to dissuade [...]
The top PPP leadership has recently approached the legal community proposing a “Minus-One-Formula” which opens the door for a full restoration of the judiciary without the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. It is in some way living up to the Murree Declaration albeit with a few political compromises but basically a face saving package for [...]
This debate between Aitzaz Ahsan and Malik Qayyum was featured on Hamid Mir’s show Capital Talk on 19th March. Its an hour long discussion divided into nine parts but a definite must watch
Karachi Complete BOYCOTT OF ALL THE COURTS. 3:00 pm >> Flag Hoisting: Hotel Jabees, Saddar Islamic Lawyers Movement (ILM) People’s Resistance and all other friends are invited to join 5:00 pm >> Flag Hoisting: Iqbal Haider’s House D-25, Block 4, KDA 5, Clifton Just after Abdullah Shah Ghazi’s Mazar, off 26th Street Behind Designers. Lahore [...]