IFTIKAR CHAUDHRY

  • Musharraf set to return to Pakistan on Sunday March 23, 2013

    Karachi: After remaining in selfexile for over four years, Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will return home on March 24 to participate in historic elections in May. Musharraf, 69, will be flying from Dubai to Karachi where his supporters are planning to give him a rousing welcome. Clearing the...
  • Ousted Pakistan CJ renews fight for justice January 31, 2008

    New Delhi: Elections are round the corner in Pakistan and the country's ousted chief justice, Iftikhar Chaudhary is renewing his fight against President Musharraf. In a letter dispatched to western leaders including French President Sarkozy, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Chaudhury described...
  • President or General: Not a choice of plenty for Mush September 6, 2007

    New Delhi: Its either President or General. Pervez Musharraf has to tell the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday the date when he steps down as President. Interestingly, the judge hearing the case is Iftikaar Mohammad Chaudhry, the controversial chief justice of Pakistan whom Musharraf had earlier tried to sack...
  • Suicide blast rocks Islamabad, 15 killed July 17, 2007

    New Delhi: A suicide bomber blew himself up in Pakistans capital city on Tuesday evening killing at least 15 persons and injuring nearly 40 others. The explosion occurred at a meeting of Islamabad District Bar Association that was to be addressed by Pakistan's suspended and controversial chief justice Iftikar M...
  • Pakistan won't tolerate antistate shows June 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The Pakistani government has already publicised plans to curb live coverage of outdoor media events indicating unhappiness over live TV coverage of suspended chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhary's antigovernment agitation. In keeping with this, the government is further tightening controls over the media. An ordinance signed by Pakistan President General...
  • Geo TV pays for antiMush stand June 4, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistani cable operators are blacking out Geo TV for two hours nationwide every day. The ostensible reason is Geo's failure to give prizes to cables operators as promised, but Sunday's blackout coincided with the airing of a show containing antigovernment references Meray Mutabiq. Aaj TV, which reported the blackout...
  • 30 Mins: Pak leaders rule from UK May 19, 2007

    The streets of Karachi became a battleground between supporters and opponents of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, a battle between supporters of the PML led by Nawaz Sharif, now in London, and the Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM). But were the people fighting in Karachi puppets, with strings in the hands of...
  • Mush blames CJ for Pak violence May 19, 2007

    New Delhi: In an interview to Pakistan's Aaj TV on Friday, Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf blamed former chief justice Iftikar Muhammad Choudhry for the violence in Karachi last week. He said that Choudhry should not have gone to Karachi and said that the media was responsible for exaggerating Karachi violence...
  • SC stays hearing in Pak judge case May 15, 2007

    Islamabad: A 13member full bench of Pakistan Supreme Court, hearing petition of the suspended Chief Justice challenging the Presidential reference of allegations against him, on Tuesday extended the stay on proceedings of a council of top judges looking into charges that he misused his power. Formally commencing its hearing on Tuesday...
  • Pak SC resumes Chaudhry's hearing May 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan continues to simmer the hearing of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's case continues. A reconstituted 13member panel of judges has begun hearing petitions on Tuesday. In Pakistan, a reconstituted 13member panel of judges will begin hearing petitions relating to the suspension of former Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. The panel...
  • SC hears CJ plea as Karachi burns May 14, 2007

    New Delhi: A panel 14 Supreme Court judges will hear the petition of suspended Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikar Mohammad Chaudhry. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has challenged the charges of misconduct leveled against him. President Musharraf had suspended him in March this year. The Muqaida Quami Movement MQM), an ally of the government,...
  • Stop proceedings against CJ: Pak SC May 7, 2007

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Supreme Court has directed the Supreme Judicial Council to stop all proceedings against the sacked chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, till it comes up with a decision in this case. The Supreme Judicial Council heard the case on Monday. After Chaudhry arrived in Lahore, to a rousing...
  • Justice Das' appointment challenged March 29, 2007

    Islamabad: The appointment of a Hindu judge as Pakistan's Acting Chief Justice as well as head of the Supreme Judicial Council has been challenged in the Supreme Court. A petition filed by one Shahid Orakzai questioned the 'relegation' of a Muslim Chief Justice and the appointment of a nonMuslim judge to...
  • Pak acting CJ to take charge today March 26, 2007

    New Delhi: Rana Bhagwan Das will take charge as the Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan in Islamabad on Monday amid nationwide protest against the dismissal of his predecessor Justice Ifthikhar Chaudhury. Justice Bhagwan Das was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice on Saturday amid a judicial crisis embroiling the country following...
  • Hindu CJ no solution: Pak Hindus March 24, 2007

    New Delhi: With Justice Rana Bhagwan Das becoming the first member of the Hindu community to head the country's apex court, the Hindus in Pakistan have expressed their happiness but caution that it does not mean he will be able to solve their "problems". After Justice A R Cornelius, a Christian...
  • Bhagwan Das sworn in as Pak's acting CJ March 24, 2007

    Karachi: Justice Rana Bhagwan Das, seniormost judge of the Pakistani judiciary and the only Hindu judge, was on Saturday sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Das was sworn in by outgoing acting Chief Justice Javed Iqbal at the apex court's registry in Karachi amid a...
  • Bhagwan Das to take oath tomorrow March 23, 2007

    Islamabad As Bhagwan Das prepares to take over as Pakistan's Acting Chief Justice on Saturday, suspended CJ Iftikar Muhammad Chaudhry, facing allegations of misuse of office and authority, on Friday sought an open trial and expressed confidence that he will get justice. Justice Das, the only Hindu judge of the Supreme...
  • Don't make CJ issue political: Mush March 23, 2007

    Islamabad: Embroiled in a major crisis over the suspension of Supreme Court Chief Justice, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Friday appealed to agitating lawyers not to make it a political issue and allow the matter to be resolved according to constitutional norms. Addressing a highprofile military day parade to mark Pakistan...
  • Protests over CJ case in Pak continues March 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Lawyers and activists different political parties on Wednesday staged massive protests across major cities in Pakistan against suspension of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. They also demanded the resignation of President Pervez Musharraf. The protests over Chaudhry's suspension continued for the 11th day on Wednesday...
  • Sharif, Bhutto to meet as Pak boils March 21, 2007

    New Delhi: As Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf battles to contain the protests over the suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary, former Pakistani prime ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif have decided to meet in London. The meeting will discuss the ongoing crisis in Pakistan and chalk out the Opposition strategy. The...
  • Pak CJ hearing deferred to April 3 March 21, 2007

    New Delhi: The hearing for Pakistan's suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has been postponed to April 3. The Supreme Judicial Council, which had been appointed to hear allegations against Chaudhary, was to hear the case on Wednesday. Chaudhary's counsel said that the hearing was postponed to stop protests by...
  • Mush mends fences with Geo TV March 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan is still simmering. But it looks like General Pervez Musharraf is backing out. After a week of mounting protests by lawyers and others in several cities, Musharraf on Monday admitted the dismissal of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary was badly handled. "There was trouble with...
  • More judges resign in Pakistan March 19, 2007

    New Delhi: The crisis in Pakistan judiciary continues with seven judges from Sindh and Punjab quitting their posts. Hundreds of lawyers demonstrated against President Pervez Musharrafs controversial removal of the countrys chief justice, deepening the political mess. The lawyers warned their agitation will continue unless Musharraf resigns. The Opposition MMA alliance of...
  • Pak lifts ban on Geo TV chat show March 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Pakistan Government has lifted the ban it had imposed on a chat show programme of Geo TVthe channel that faced assault by Pak police attempting to stop channels coverage of the riotous situation prevailing outside countrys apex court on Saturday. Interestingly Pak President Pervez Musharraf would appear on the...
  • Mush looks for way out of Pak crisis March 19, 2007

    Islamabad: To put an end to rumours of a move made six months ago, Pakistani President told the Pakistanis that their country was not a banana republic, where such things happen suddenly. Pakistan has been filled with tremendous fear over the deepening crisis, and the Presidents word may come as...
  • Bhagwan Das to be Pak's acting CJ March 18, 2007

    New Delhi: In Islamabad, Pakistan, Justice Rana Bhagwan Das is likely to be sworn in as acting Chief Justice of Pakistan on his return from India on March 22. Pakistan's Law Minister told reporters on Saturday that the government being conscious and fully adamant to abide by the constitutional provisions and...
  • Conspiracy behind Pak turmoil: Mush March 18, 2007

    Islamabad: Facing perhaps the biggest crisis since he took over nearly eight years ago, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said a conspiracy was being hatched against him on the issue of judiciary and vowed to defeat it. He warned his detractors against playing politics on the reference against suspended...
  • Bhagwan Das to be Pak's acting CJ March 17, 2007

    Islamabad: Faced with unprecedented public protests over the sacking of Chief Justice Iftikar Muhammad Chaudhury, Pakistan on Saturday announced the apex court's only Hindu judge who is next in line for the post would be sworn in as acting Chief Justice on his return from India. The decision to make Justice...
  • Lawyers want Musharraf to resign March 17, 2007

    New Delhi: A day after the attack on Geo TV in Islamabad it was the turn of Lahore. Police stormed the Lahore High Court and fought pitched battles with lawyers. The lawyers warned their agitation will continue unless President Pervez Musharraf resigns. Tear gas was fired, batons were freely used...
  • Pak protests: Mush sees conspiracy March 17, 2007

    Islamabad Facing perhaps the biggest crisis since he took over nearly eight years ago, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday said a conspiracy was being hatched against him on the issue of judiciary and vowed to defeat it. He also warned his detractors against playing politics on the reference against...