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The Life of Jinnah

 

Illegal Army Chief, Illegal President General Musharraf’s Illegal Action

General Musharraf has sacked Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for misuse of authority.

 

The crimes General Musharraf has committed since he illegally took over Pakistan on October 12, 1999 are far severer than the charges he has leveled against Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

 

Justice Chaudhry was an exemplary judge who created serious legal challenges for general Musharraf’s fraudulent rule through his decisions, activism, statements and the working mechanism he adopted to clear up new and old cases on the files of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

 

His landmark decision on Steel Mill’s case was enough to motivate the government to weave the web around Justice Chaudhry to sack him.

 

In Steal Mill case and several other cases, Justice Chaudhry wrote judgments which pointed finger towards Shaukat Aziz as the key person behind underhand deals. Shaukat Aziz, known as smooth operator, probably has played the key role in removal of Justice Chaudhry.

 

Justice Chaudhry started his legal career in 1974 when he joined the bar. During his legal career he worked as Advocate of the High Court, Advocate of the Supreme Court, Advocate general of Balochistan, Additional Judge of Balochistan High Court. Besides working as Judge High Court, he discharged duties as Banking Judge, Judge Special Court for Speedy Trials, Judge Customs Appellate Courts as well as Company Judge.

 

Justice Chaudhry also served as President of High Court Bar Association, Quetta, and was elected twice as Member, Bar Council. Later, he was appointed as Chairman, Balochistan Local Council Election Authority in 1992 and thereafter for second term in 1998. He also worked as Chairman, Provincial Review Board for the province of Balochistan. He was twice appointed as Chairman, Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Balochistan. At present, Justice Iftikhar is also functioning as Chairman, Enrollment Committee of Pakistan Bar Council and as Chairman, Supreme Court Building Committee. He was appointed as Chief Justice High Court of Balochistan on April 1999. For his services and seniority he was elevated to the Supreme Court on February 4, 2004. He was appointed as Chief Justice of Pakistan on June 30, 2005 by General Musharraf.

 

Other than his decisions on various cases pointing fingers to Shaukat Aziz in underhand deals lately, Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was becoming a serious threat for Musharraf junta. He particularly, questioned and challenged Musharraf junta’s authority on missing Pakistanis cases.  

 

Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has done remarkable job during one year and nine months. His land mark and courageous decisions will remain a shinning example for future judges who would like to uphold justice, rule of law and constitution of Pakistan.

 

If anyone needs to be removed from office it is general Musharraf not Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

 

 

  

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