09
Mar
07

President removes Chief Justice of Pakistan

Pakistan’s President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has replaced Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) for “misuse of authority.” Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, chief justice of the Supreme Court had served in the post since 2005.

Information Minister Mohammed Ali Durrani said Musharraf removed Chaudhry for “misuse of authority” but gave no further details. The president has submitted a case against Chaudhry to the Supreme Judicial Council. Musharraf had received “numerous complaints and serious allegations for misconduct, misuse of authority and actions prejudicial to the dignity of office of the chief justice of Pakistan,” and Chaudhry had been unable to give a satisfactory explanation.

The report did not specify what he was accused of.

The council is a panel of top Pakistani judges that adjudicates cases brought against serving judges and will decide whether the charges against Chaudhry merit his formal dismissal and whether he should be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, Justice Javed Iqbal, the senior-most judge of the Supreme Court available after Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary took oath here on Friday as Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan. Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan, administered oath in the oath-taking ceremony held in the Conference Room of the Supreme Court.

Special Letter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan

Last month, Advocate ADVOCATE NAEEM BOKHARI also wrote a letter to the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, detailing the accounts of misuse of goverment resources for personal gratifications. The letter can be read HERE

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1 Response to “President removes Chief Justice of Pakistan”


  1. 1 QAS
    March 10, 2007 at 2:22 pm

    yawn yawn another one bites the dust


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