The 18th Amendment to the Pakistan Constitution being unanimously passed is considered a landmark in our country’s history. Whether this is a landmark of the good kind or somebody’s tombstone is a debate that’s currently being carried on the Supreme Court of Pakistan and drawing rooms of civil society (the ones who are not bothered by inflation that is, but i digress). 447 more words
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ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry on Tuesday praised the parliament for undoing a wrong done by the legislature in 1985 (through a constitutional amendment) when it removed the word ‘freely’ from a clause of the Objectives Resolution that upheld the minorities’ right to practice their religion. 653 more words
I am appalled by the recent events that have yet again stirred instability and uncertainty into Pakistani politics. Those of us who voted in last year’s elections expected that the political leaders and Pakistan’s political elites would learn a lesson from our unfortunate history. 864 more words
Originally appeared in daily The Nation on 20 July 2007.
Islamabad – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, is the first Chief Justice in sixty-years history of the country, who stood up to the military dictator, President General Pervaiz Musharraf and stirred the paralyzed nation that had succumbed to General’s rule.There are many judgments to his credit, that on one hand gave relief to the downtrodden people of Pakistan, while on the hand they have been a source of worry for Musharraf’s government, and eventually led to CJP’s unlawful suspension on 9 March 2007. 788 more words