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Monday, January 25, 2016


The Supreme Court of Pakistan will soon take up two contempt petitions against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not notifying Urdu as the national language, despite explicit orders of the court.

A three-judge apex court bench headed by Justice Mushir Alam will hear the petitions on January 28.

Mehmood Akhtar Naqvi and Mian Zahid Ghani have taken the premier to court for violating Supreme Court’s September 8, 2015 verdict and for delivering official speeches in the English language on several occasions.

The bench will also take up the Punjab government’s review plea to revise its judgment only to the extent of obligating the respective governments to translate all available laws from English to Urdu within three months. - Resource.

Friday, January 22, 2016


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Supreme Court Friday overturned its decision to ban the hunting of the houbara bustard, a rare desert bird whose meat is prized among Arab sheikhs as an aphrodisiac. Wealthy hunting parties from the Gulf travel to Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province every winter to kill the houbara bustard using hunting falcons. The issue has also cast a spotlight on traditionally close ties between Pakistan and its allies in the Arab world, particularly Saudi Arabia.

A provincial High Court in Balochistan in November 2014 cancelled all permits for hunting in the province, but the federal government headed by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif -- a close ally of Saudi Arabia -continued to issue licenses.

Last year the Supreme Court banned hunting of the bird entirely, in a decision welcomed by wildlife campaigners. The International Union for Conservation of Nature includes the bird on its "red list" of threatened species, estimating there are fewer than 97,000 left globally.

But the federal and provincial governments asked the court to review the decision, claiming that controlled hunting was a tool for preservation and should be allowed. In a judgement issued Friday, the court said it had set aside its original decision to ban hunting of the bird and that petitions on the issue would be listed for fresh hearings.

Sharif, along with powerful military chief General Raheel Sharif, visited Riyadh earlier this week in what his office said was an effort to ease tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Pakistan has deep military connections with Saudi Arabia and it has long benefited from the oil-rich kingdom's largesse. The prime minister has close personal ties with the Saudi royal family, who sheltered him during years in exile. - Resource

Sunday, December 27, 2015


The Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry announced the formation of a political party named as the Pakistan Justice and Democratic Party (PJDP) in Islamabad on Friday December, 25th.

He declared this inauguration on the Pakistan's founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah's birthday and religious holiday for Christmas Eve in Islamabad hotel in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. The presence of nearly a thousand people in the formation of his political party, while the objectives. CJP (r) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry said that the parliamentary system in the country will struggle for the presidential system of government.
There were no popular legal experts and significant political figure on the stage whilst Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry was speaking with his present audience except some less known legal figures whom were involved in the lawyers movement of 2007.
Former Chief Justice Chaudhry said that he could get out of the scene and lay-back and enjoy the comfortable and luxurious life, but he is leaving all that for betterment of people of this country. He also mentioned that he has chosen political ground to save country from the donkey's who are eating this country for their personal interests.


Chief Justice of Pakistan (retd.) Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry announced the formation of his political party today, after the 2 years of his retirement. Under the law, any person who serves a public office can not be involved and part in the policital activities until 2 years went down after his/her retirement. Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry was retired in the December of 2013.
Iftikhar Chaudhry mentioned that we will include those in our party who have affection with Pakistan. His party would only welcome non-corrupt people, those whom have not accused in corruption cases. He said without criticizing the leadership of Pakistan's two leading parties including the ruling Muslim League and the Pakistan People's Party; we will include those who have not won elections and stolen mandate with the money of ISI - Sources Deutsche Welle.
Chief Justice (r) said, Our relationship will be with them, who will live and die in Pakistan. Iftikhar Chaudhry condemned all the self-exiled politicians who left country and nation in the hard times of Pakistan.


He said his party's manifesto has three major points Justice, Accountability and the struggle for the presidential system based government. He said that his party would work on a 25-point-agenda, including health, education and land reforms. Provision of justice to the common man would be the basic manifesto of his party, he added.

Iftikhar Chaudhry said that according to the World Bank survey, 65 percent population of Pakistan is living below the poverty line. He said, 'Pakistan's two hundred billion dollars are in banks of Switzerland and in other countries of the world. If we brought back that looted money then we can also return the foreign debt of $ 68 billion, and even the huge sums would be saved for the country's development.


He said his party's slogan is "Power to the People" (Iqtedar Awam Tak) and "Development is Right of all" (Taraqi sab ka Haq hai) in which he implements personally and through these he will bring Pakistan out of all kinds of crises. He referred during his tenure as Chief Justice of Pakistan; He took all the decisions in interest public rather mostly were not appreciated by the rulers. Former Chief Justice Chaudhry said the lack of justice in the country throwing the poor including children to commit suicide while in his era he tried to provide justice at the doorstep of people through the responsive and quick process of sue-motto notices.

On the other side analysts say that Iftikhar Chaudhry will be first Chief Justice in the history of Pakistan who came in politics and step up and created a political party. But in all this we can't forget that CJP Chaudhry's orders disturb many government officials including leadership of many political parties so he will might going to get outrage as well as appreciation by his fans.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Justice Jamali replaces Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja, who retired from his post on Wednesday after attaining superannuation. Chief Justice Jamali was among those judges who refused to take a fresh oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) in 2007. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was sworn as the new Chief Justice of Pakistan during a ceremony held at the Presidency on Thursday. President Mamnoon Hussain administered the oath to the new chief justice and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was also present on the occasion. The ceremony was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Aitzaz Ahsan, former CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, senior judges and lawyers and military officials.

Justice Jamali was elevated as Judge of the Sindh High Court in May 1998.He was reappointed as Judge and Chief Justice High Court of Sindh on August 27, 2008 and elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court in August 2009. Justice Jamali was elevated as Judge of the Sindh High Court in May 1998. He enrolled at the Sindh Bar Council as an Advocate of the Lower Court in 1975. In 1977, he admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court in 1977, and an Advocate of the Supreme Court ten years later. He practised mainly civil and constitutional law in Hyderabad, as mentioned on the Sindh High Court website.

Let's have a detailed look at Chief Justice Jamali's official profile. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, hails from noble religious family of Hazrat Qutub Jamal-ud-Din Ahmed Hansvi (583-659 A.H.), the disciple and Khalifa of Baba Farid-ud-Din Shakar Gunj of Pakpattan, belonging to the Chistia Order of Mystics, parents migrated in the year 1947 from Jaipur, India. Born at Hyderabad (Sindh) on 31.12.1951; completed the Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and the Bachelor’s Degree in Law from University of Sindh in the years 1971 and 1973 respectively; enrolled at Sindh Bar Council as an Advocate of Lower Court on 10.01.1975, admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of High Court on 13.11.1977; admitted and enrolled as an Advocate of Supreme Court on 14.05.1987; practiced at Hyderabad (Sindh) mainly on civil and constitutional side;

His lordship was elected as President District Bar Association Hyderabad in the years 1983-84,1995-96,1996-97 and 1997-98; elected as Member, Sindh Bar Council from Hyderabad Division for two terms of five years each in the years 1989 and 1994; elected as Chairman Benevolent Fund Committee of Sindh Bar Council in the year1991; elected as Chairman Executive Committee of Sindh Bar Council in the year 1995 and held this position till his elevation to the Bench; also remained member of several other sub-committees formed by the Sindh Bar Council; remained office bearer of several other social, educational and human rights organizations at Hyderabad and attended their legal work on honorary basis.

His lordship’s love & affection with legal knowledge persuaded him to join Hyderabad (Sindh) Law College as Lecturer in the year 1984, where he served in that capacity for about two years; worked as counsel for UBL for about ten years and Legal Advisor of Catholic Board of Education and Saint Bonaventure’s High School, Hyderabad for over ten years.

Mr. Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali was elevated as Judge of High Court of Sindh in May, 1998, also nominated as Administrative Judge, High Court of Sindh with effect from 07.06.2006 and continued as such till 03.11.2007 when he refused to take fresh oath under the Provisional Constitution Order No: 1 of 2007. Reappointed as Judge and Chief Justice High Court of Sindh on 27.08.2008 and elevated as Judge of Supreme Court on 03.08.2009.

His lordship was also nominated by the Governor of Sindh as Member Board of Governors for the Government Law College in Sindh (excluding Karac hi) in the year 1995; nominated by the Chief Justice, Sindh High Court, as Member Syndicate NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi in November 1999; nominated by the Chief Justice, Sindh High Court as Chairman Enrollment Committee, Sindh Bar Council in March 2000; nominated by the Governor of Sindh as Chairman Provincial Zakat Council Sindh for a term of three years in December 2003.