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FIA DG is incompetent, says CJP

The Supreme Court on Friday directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Director General Malik Muhammad Iqbal, Additional Director General Syed Jawed Ali Bokhari and Director Hussain Asghar to submit written statements by May

CJP forms larger bench to hear ZAB reference

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Wednesday formed an 11-member larger bench to hear the presidential reference to reopen the Zulfikar Ali Bhutto case from May 2 onwards.

Military interventions weaken democracy: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Military interventions in political process not only weakens democratic institutions in Pakistan but also adversely impacts constitutional and legal developments in the country, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday.
“The primacy of unelected institutions over representative organs left parliament weak and subservient to the executive,” he said while addressing the visiting officers of Command and Staff College in Quetta.

Kurd blames CJP for extra-judicial murders in Balochistan

QUETTA – Former Supreme Court Bar Association president and senior lawyer Ali Ahmad Kurd on Friday stated that there would have been no extra-judicial murders in Balochistan had Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry taken suo motu notice of the murder of former Balochistan governor Nawab Akbar Bugti, a prominent Baloch leader.
Addressing a reception in honour of newsmen at the Balochistan High Court Bar room, Kurd said that being vice-president of the Pakistan Bar Council in

Legislature must act if executive doesn’t comply with law: CJP

ISLAMABAD – If the executive does not comply with the law, the legislature must take action against arbitrary non-compliance, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Saturday. Addressing the delegation of civil servants at the Supreme Court, the CJP said two factors considered to be crucial enforcement mechanism of rule of law were political fragmentation and the public support for establishing and maintaining the rule of law.
“If the executive does not comply with law,

Why were rules relaxed in Reko Diq lease, asks CJP

ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday observed that there was no need to make new rules to facilitate the companies involved in the Reko Diq project when rules of mining and exploration were already in place.
The CJP said this while heading a three-member bench, which also includes Justice Muhammad Sair Ali and Justice Ghulam Rabbani, which was hearing the case against the lease of Reko Diq gold and copper reserves to Tethyan

Only Balochistan govt can decide Reko-Diq contract: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Reko Diq mines are the property of Balochistan and the elected government of the province alone has the right to enter into a contract regarding the resources, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Wednesday.
The CJP also observed that if Balochistan was given its due share under the current National Finance Commission Award, it would have been the wealthiest province of the country. He said the provincial government did not approach the

Leniency to PCO will become precedence: CJP

ISLAMABAD – Admitting that his oath under the 1999 Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) had been condoned by parliament in 2004, Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on Monday the court could not allow the judges, who had taken oath under the PCO issued on November 3, 2007, to hold offices as it would become a precedence and “law of necessity”.
The chief justice said this while heading a six-member special bench which was hearing intra-court appeals