Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has been awarded by Doctors for Democracy (DD) and Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA) on Sunday for his struggle regarding supremacy of law and constitution in Pakistan. Earlier, Justice Iftikhar was accorded a warm welcome by the participants on his arrival to the conference. Addressing the participants, head of DD Majid Chaudhry and APPNA President Arshad Bagu paid tribute to the deposed chief justice for his struggle about restoration of judiciary. They were of the view that Justice Chuadhry was sacked because he was redressing the complaints of oppressed and vulnerable sections of the society. Speaking on this occasion, deposed CJP spokesman Athar Minallah dispelled the impression that movement had weakened. He said that justice Itikhar was being accused of doing politics. “If the struggle of supremacy of constitution and restoration of free judiciary is politics then lawyers will continue to do such politics,” he vowed. “Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has been nominated for the Nobel Prize”, said SCBA President, Aitzaz Ahsan, which, he added, was a great honour not only for him but for the entire country. The SCBA President said that the entire world had acknowledged the services of desposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry for the rule of law and independence of the judiciary. Besides this, the “Medal of Freedom” has been conferred on him by one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard, which is an honour bestowed only on two other persons before him – South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshal – in the over–two hundred year history of the university. He added that the New York Bar, the world’s largest bar, had also awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the desposed CJP in recognition of his services to the rule of law. He said that it was cruel irony that at a time when the world was acknowledging the deposed CJP’s services and showering honours and laurels on him, he was kept non–functional in his own country by two successive governments. Some other awards he got Doctors’ associations give awards to deposed CJP. Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in New YorkTribute paid to Justice Iftikhar at NY bar ceremonyCJP Iftikhar to get honourary membership of NY BarCJP Iftikhar nominated for Nobel PrizePakistan Chief Justice becomes Lawyer of the Year 2007The National Law Journal The Lawyer of the Year.
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