Musharraf says no to emergency declaration

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 19 (UPI) -- Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has no plans for an emergency declaration despite rising violence and says elections will be held this year as planned.

Pakistan bans gatherings of more than five

, Pakistan, June 1 (UPI) -- Pakistan banned gatherings of more than five people in Islamabad Friday, a day before a planned procession for suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Pakistani journalists sent bullets

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 30 (UPI) -- Three envelopes, each containing a single bullet, were left in the cars of three Pakistani representatives of foreign news agencies.

Pakistan judge files affidavit

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 29 (UPI) -- Pakistan's suspended chief justice alleges in an affidavit he was pressured by government agents for hours to resign his job.

Pakistan high court judge quits

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 14 (UPI) -- A senior judge in Pakistan reportedly quit Monday from a 14-member Supreme Court bench hearing charges against suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Violence rocks Karachi

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 12 (UPI) -- Violence persisted through the weekend in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi between Pakistan's pro-government supporters and opposition parties.

Pakistan media warned about judge issue

LAHORE, Pakistan, May 10 (UPI) -- Pakistan Supreme Court has warned the media against interfering with the case of suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

Pakistan panel on judge case suspended

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 7 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Supreme Court Monday suspended a panel set up to hear charges against Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. The court instead ordered a full bench to hear the case against Judge Chaudhry, who was suspended in March by the government of President Per

Suspended Pakistan judge issues challenge

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 18 (UPI) -- Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, whose suspension angered the nation, wants three of the five judicial council members hearing his case removed.

Rallies held to support Pakistan judge

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 13 (UPI) -- Pakistanis held rallies Friday in support of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, whose suspension by President Pervez Musharraf has become a big controversy.

Large rally in support of Pakistani judge

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, April 3 (UPI) -- Hundreds of lawyers and others in Pakistan rallied in front of supreme court Tuesday in support of their suspended chief justice who appeared for a hearing.

Report: U.S. impatient with Musharraf

WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- There are growing signs the Bush administration is becoming impatient with Pakistani's military president, Pervez Musharraf, USA Today reports.

Mass Pakistan detentions over judge firing

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, March 26 (UPI) -- Police throughout Pakistan have arrested more than 1,000 political activists upset with the firing of the country's chief justice, reports said Monday.
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Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Urdu: افتخار محمد چودھری) (born 12 December 1948 in Quetta) is the current Chief Justice of Pakistan. He was appointed as Chief Justice by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on May 7, 2005. He was suspended by President General Musharraf on March 9, 2007, when he refused to oblige Musharraf by refusing to resign. The move sparked the historic Lawyers' Movement which claimed as its first victory the reinstatement of Chaudhry by an order of the Supreme Court on July 20, 2007. Chaudhry was represented before a Full Court by Aitzaz Ahsan, Shahid Saeed, Gohar Khan and Nadeem Ahmed .This was the first recorded case of such suspension in the history of Pakistan.

After having been elected as President for second term by the Parliament, Musharraf in November 2007 pre-empted an impending court decision against his re-election and suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency. Justice Chaudhry reacted promptly, convening a seven-member bench which issued an interim order against this action.

In March 2009, the Lawyers supported by various political parties started a decisive movement to reinstate Chaudhry Iftikhar and other deposed Judges. A long march from all over the country was declared soon after. Finally, the government reinstated Chaudhry Iftikhar and other deposed Judges on 16 March, 2009 through an executive order by the President of Pakistan.

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