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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Biography of Chief Justice of the nation

Name Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
Designation Chief Justice of Pakistan
Current Status Deposed Judge
Date of birth 12th December, 1948
Place of birth Quetta
Year of completion
of LLB 1974
Enrolled as Advocate
High Court 1976
Enrolled as Advocate
Supreme Court 1985
Specialty in law Constitutional, Criminal, Tax, Revenue, etc.

i. Twice as Vice Chairman of Balochistan Bar
ii. President of Balochistan Bar.
iii. President of High Court Bar Association.
iv. In 1989 he was appointed as Advocate General of Balochistan and ultimately elevated as
Judge of High Court of Balochistan.
v. In 1990, being a Judge of the High Court, also served as:-
a. Banking Judge,
b. Judge of the Special Courts for Speedy Trial and Customs Appellate Court as well as Company Judge;
c. Appointed as Chairman of the Balochistan Local Council Election Authority and conducted twice Local Bodies Elections in the Province of Balochistan showing his rich experience in dealing with executive administration.
vi. He twice served as Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society Balochistan.
vii. His Lordship was appointed as Chief Justice of High Court of Balochistan in 1999.
viii. He was appointed as Judge of Supreme Court of Pakistan on February 4, 2000. Besides, he also served as
Chairman, Enrolment Committee of Pakistan Bar Council.
ix. He took aoth of the office of the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan on 30.06.2005.
x. He attended 22nd Biennial Congress on the Law of the World, held in Beijing & Shanghai, China in September, 2005. He participated in the International Conference and Showcase on Judicial Reforms held in Philippines in November, 2005. He also visited United Kingdom in February, 2006 in connection with the UK-Pakistan Judicial Protocol on Children.

On the fateful day of 9th March, 2007 he was suspended by a General and till that day he is struggling to restore the honour and respect of the judiciary of Pakistan. I hope and pray that his sacrifices may not be futile.

A biography of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, presently depossed Chief Justice of Pakistan has turned to be the hero of Pakistani nation, thanks to his courageous struggle against dictatorship. He refused to bow down against dictatorship or compromise with Pervez Musharaf. Before 9th March, 2007, very few people knew Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and before that date Pervez Musharaf was a strong dictator, backed by the army and United States of America. On that particular day, General Pervez Musharaf called the Chief Justice in the Army House and directed him to submit his resignation as he was creating problems for Musharaf Regime to do everything to prove their loyalty to USA. He had taken cognizence of missing people which was his major crime. He also started taking notice of irregularities and corruption in Government Machinery. The Pakistani national started to see him as a shining star in the deep darkness. This feature of his personality was not tolerable for Mr. Musharaf. Refusal to bow down was not at all easy for Mr. Iftikhar as he had to ungo a very ruthless character assassination from the Government Machinery. At that point of time the independent media and lawyers' community came to his rescue. Without their help, perhaps it was not possible for Mr. Iftikhar to win and regain his position as the Chief Justice of Pakistan. Thanks to his struggle Mr. Musharaf has to putoff the Uniform, which he said to be his skin. So according to his own words, Mr. Pervez Musharaf is a man without skin. In this part of the world it is considered very inethical to roam unclothed. So a ruller without even a skin is beyond any streth of immagination.

We hope that Mr. Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will again regain his post of Chief Justice and will do justice and decide the fate of Mr. Pervez Musharaf.