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Chief justice to get International Jurist Award

The International Council of Jurists (ICJP) has conferred the prestigious International Jurists Award, 2012 on Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, in recognition of his contributions to the administration of justice. A spokesman for the association said on Saturday that the award ceremony is scheduled to be held in London on May 28th in which the award will be presented by Chief Justice of United Kingdom Rt Hon Lord Phillips in the presence of chief justices, law ministers, members of the parliament, bar leaders, law teachers and journalists from different countries who have been invited for the prestigious occasion.
The award is a regular feature of the International Council of Jurists and some of its earlier recipients include International Court of Justice President Justice Rosalyn Higgins; Chief Justice of United Kingdom Rt. Lord Phillips, Chief Justice of Canada Justice Beverley McLachlin; International Court of Justice Vice President Justice Awn S Al-Khasawneh. The Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry had put up resistance against former military dictator, Gen Pervaiz Musharraf and became the inspiring icon for the historical movement of the restoration of the judiciary. He was deposed by the military dictator in March, 2007 when he refused to relinquish the post. Pakistan witnessed a historical lawyers’ movement after Musharraf sacked the chief justice.He was restored on July 20th, 2007 and was again sacked along with other judges of the superior judiciary on November 3rd, 2009 when Musharraf imposed emergency in the country. Iftikhar Chaudhry and other judges were reinstated by the democratic government in March, 2009. Iftikhar Chaudhry was also awarded The Medal of Freedom, by the Harvard Law School Association in 2007.

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  1. ASIM said:

    Award for giving innovative & unique punishment for 30 seconds in the world history of Judicary

  2. Ashiq Hussain said:

    Award for demolition of democracy….or Award for fake domicile.

  3. Pakistani said:

    Rana Sanaa Ullah should be a proud man.But apparently International Jurists Association did not read the affidavit submitted about Mr.Chaudhery's exploits in his adopted Province and thereafter!!

  4. Murtaza Bhutta said:

    mind it he has been a PCO judge…….his supporters say it was a mistake n to err is to human………haha musharraf will also claim that it was a mistake to topple the government,i should be forgiven too n should be awarded as well!!

  5. rashid said:

    no individual or a party had courage to face musharaf in his initial was iftikhar chaudhary's refusal to resign on 9th of march 2007 which changed every thing.reality is if iftikhar chaudhary had resigned on that day perhapes we still would have been living under the umbrella of dictatorship.

  6. siv said:

    CJ of a Kangaroo court after what he has done to innocent hindu girls. Did not allow their parents into the court. Allowed them to remain raped n converted. Perhaps that is how he was born. And the spineless manmohan singh (sic) doesnt even wag his tail.

  7. Sadiq said:

    Chief justice Iftikhar mohd chaudary is a bias personality and he never convicted any terrorists during the last three years of his judgement but he did take action of suo motto about a slap on the face of Waheeda sha. It is really a shambolic award and this award is organised by the Indian company: please go to this website;… Hindo community and other minority like Hazaras of Baluchistan are being slaughtered day after day and he is enjoying the international award. What a shameful justice!!!!!!

  8. merapakistan100 said:

    dear sir
    out of this judiciary in pakistan in the supreme court of pakistan there r a group of judges which is pretending that they have carried out judicial activism in pakistan.
    infact, what is happening that few corrupt judges of supreme court of pakistan alongwith corrupt media and establishment have planned a strategy that they raise false and fictitious allegations on aperson and then after a long spell of allegations they had raised they send the cases to NAB and then NAB which is being controlled and monitored by the Supreme Court of Pakistan judicial activism judges threat them they are going to be held responsible for the contempt of court if they say that no case is made out. They ask NAB people to involve the people in criminal cases because they have refered the cases to NAB.
    they are restraining NAB to independently hold inquiry and giving them short time and more cases so that truth should not be brought on record.
    they are also responsible for voilation of human rights that is by twice prosecution of a person and also guilty for false and baseless prosecution of individuals. a case in this regard is Dewan Petroleunm case in which OGRA Authority implemented a high court decision on which a contempt petition was filed against three memebers of authority including the then chairman in which there was a scam of 52 billion was propagated widely. Supreme court after hearing the case dismissed the same and held that there is no case and respondents have shown their bonafide in respect of their actions.
    since the allegations of 52 billion was widely published under a scheme and was infact an intrigue to defame the government and its officials therefore after becoming unsuccesful in its design the judicial activism judges in another case filed by an employee of ogra challenging the appointment of chairman held that allegation of 52 billion is very serious therefore NAB should hold an inquiry. since the allegation was false and infact role of ogra was limited to implementing the orders of a high court only and had no more role of their own.there were two parties that is Dewan Petroleum and Government of Pakistan and both never complained of any scam of this much amount. but to the utter surprise of the everyone supreme court without holding that any prima facie case exists decided that the allegation is very serious and refered the case to nab.

    now we have to see what was the purpose of sending this case to nab where there was no evidence nor any complaint by any of serious party. the purpose was since supreme court had decided the case illegally and excessing its jurisdiction therefore fearing that they shall be exposed soon they refered the cas eto NAB and are now regularly monitoring the case so that NAB should make out atleast some case to justify their false position where they have voilated the human rights by double jeopardy which is a glaring voilation of the constitution of Pakistan and also misconduct by the jaali judicial activism judges. now who is there to ask them and hold accountable and what is the remedy available to citizens of Pakistan whose rights have been voilated by the honourable judges of the Supreme Court of Pakistan
    i shall write further on this issue that is judicial terrorism by the Supreme Court judges of Pakistan

  9. merapakistan100 said:

    i want to write a detailed letter with evidence to all organisations of law and human rights and expose these jaali judicial activism judges
    can anyone give me the address of all these organisations? please


  10. HAMZA said:

    this person removes all crupt persons in pakistan INSALLAH

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