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Accountability of judiciary a must: CJP

Accountability of judiciary a must: CJP

LAHORE – Economic and social inequality is growing especially because of corruption and is destabilising the society, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday. Addressing a seminar titled, Dispensation of Justice – Challenges ahead’, organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday, the CJP said the gap between the haves and the have-nots was constantly increasing, therefore, planners must devise safety networks for the poor and downtrodden

Reko Diq case – Country sovereign and capable of foiling foreign conspiracies: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Heading a four-member Supreme Court bench on Wednesday, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed that Pakistan was a sovereign state with a potential to foil any foreign conspiracy.
“Until the time we maintain our sovereignty, no conspiracy can be hatched against the integrity of the country,” he said. The bench, also consisting of Justice Muhammad Sair Ali, Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing a number of

Constitutionalism ensures democracy: CJP

HYDERABAD DECAAN/ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that whenever a country is ruled by the chosen representatives under the dispensation of constitution, the good governance is strengthened. Delivering his key note address at the inaugural session of the 17th Commonwealth Law Conference in Hyderabad, India, on Sunday, he said the existence of an independent judiciary was necessary for the enforcement of fundamental rights, trade and

CJP spends busy day in India

HYDERABAD DACCAN – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who is on a visit to India in connection with the 17th Commonwealth Law Conference in India’s Hyderabad Deccan, spent a busy day on Saturday.
He participated in the patron chief justices’ meeting of the Commonwealth member states. The meeting discussed many important professional issues related to the functioning of judiciary and the Commonwealth. Chief Justice of India Justice SH Kapadia and

Justice Javed Iqbal acting CJP

ISLAMABAD – Justice Javed Iqbal, a senior Supreme Court judge on Friday took oath as the acting chief justice after the incumbent CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry left for India to attend an international conference. Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan administered the oath. Justice Javed Iqbal will be working as acting CJP until Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry returns after attending the 17th Commonwealth Law Conference in Hyderabad, India.
The Supreme Court judges, Attorney General of

CJP dispenses with contractual deputy registrars

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary on Saturday ordered that the services of Arjum Ram K Talreja, the Karachi deputy registrar, and Pervez Ahmed, the Lahore deputy registrar, be dispensed with after giving them a month’s notice. The two officials are working on contract.
The CJP also ordered putting up the file for promotion of eligible assistant registrars against the two vacancies immediately. The decision was taken in view of a recent order

CJP claims he stood ground against dictator

ISLAMABAD – A delegation comprising students of Harvard Kennedy School who are on visit to Pakistan called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The CJP briefed them about the Supreme Court, the Constitution, Judicial System and the lawyers’ movement in Pakistan. Talking about the movement, he said in the history of Pakistan the Constitution has been abrogated and Martial Laws have been imposed. However, since the

CJP assures support to IHC judges

ISLAMABAD – The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday assured all possible assistance to the chief justice and judges of the newly established Islamabad High Court (IHC) in making the IHC fully operational.
He was talking to the IHC Chief Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman and judges including Justice Muhammad Anwar Khan Kasi and Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan, who called on him at his chamber at the Supreme Court building.

Judiciary most important pillar of country: CJP

KARACHI – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday said judiciary was the most important pillar of the country. Addressing judicial officers of all districts and special courts of Karachi at the Sindh High Court premises, the CJP said,
“In the last one year, the judges of the Singh High Court and district judiciary have taken responsibility to discharge their duty to the best of their ability.”
The chief justice observed that coming to the

DHA culture is not Pakistani, says CJP

LAHORE: Life in Gawalmandi and Nisbat Road in Lahore depicts true Pakistani culture and the culture flourishing in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore is not Pakistani culture in any way, Chief Justice (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Tuesday.
He made these remarks while hearing a petition filed by the DHA seeking court permission to deny passage rights to residents of bordering housing societies such as Punjab Society, so that DHA’s security and culture of

Taseer shocks twitter followers by calling CJP ‘Mogambo’

LAHORE: Punjab Governor Salman Taseer’s tweets have been making headlines for the papers but his latest status update on the social networking site has shocked the people who follow him on the twitter. His tweet was “CJP Iftikhar Chaudhary has expressed his pleasure at the PM honouring him by sacking both ministers …… Mogambo khush hae”. After the governor’s hide-and-seek games of last week, it seems he is now more interested towards social networking sites.
Yesterday he

PM honoured SC by sacking ministers: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday said the prime minister had honoured the court by sacking two ministers of his cabinet.
He was heading a three-member SC hearing a suo motu case initiated over the loss of five lives in a drag car race held in Rawalpindi, reportedly without the permission of the district administration.
Addressing the Rawalpindi Regional Police Officer (RPO) Hamid Mukhtar Gondal, the CJP said two “ministers

Country’s survival rests upon rule of law, says CJP

ISLAMABAD: Salvation and survival of the country rest upon rule of law and the implementation of the constitution, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday.
Addressing the fifteenth roll signing ceremony of newly-enrolled advocates of the Supreme Court, the chief justice said, “After 63 years, we have been able to understand that our salvation and survival rest upon rule of law and the implementation of the constitution.”
Urging lawyers

CJP chairs AJDF governing body meeting

ISLAMABAD: Meeting of the governing body of Access to Justice Development Fund (AJDF) was held in the Conference Room of Supreme Court of Pakistan under the chairmanship of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Chief Justices of the High Courts, Federal Secretaries of the Ministry of Finance & Law, Justice Parliamentary Affairs and Secretary Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan were amongst those present.
The fund will ensure that requirements of

‘Saudi prince writes’ to CJP, complains about Pakistani officials

ISLAMABAD: The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday received a letter purportedly written by Prince Bandar Bin Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud, alleging that substandard accommodation on exorbitant rates was provided to the haj pilgrims of Pakistan in Makkah by the Religious Affairs Ministry.
The letter said hired buildings were 3.5 kilometres away from the holy mosque (haram-e-Ka’aba) in Makkah, despite the fact that he (the prince) had offered

Loans waived on political basis can’t be overlooked: CJP

ISLAMABAD: The issue of waived-off loans on political basis cannot be overlooked neither would anyone be spared in this regard, Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Friday.
The CJP made these observations while heading a three-member Supreme Court bench – consisting of Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday – which is hearing a suo motu case initiated on news reports regarding the waiving off of loans worth Rs 54 billion.
The bench

ADB report won’t be ignored: CJP

ISLAMABAD: Heading a three-member Supreme Court bench on Thursday, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry observed that the report of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) leveling serious allegations of corruption in the contract to Rental Power Projects (RPPs) would not be ignored while deciding the outcome of case.
The bench, also comprising Justice Ghulam Rabbani and Justice Khalilur Rehman Ramday, was hearing a suo motu case along with pleas regarding allegations of corruption

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