Beginning with the 3rd March attack on the SriLankan team that brought yet another embarrassment to the nation ,the month of March had a lot to offer.The undemocratic step of imposing section 144 to curb the Long march proved to be futile as the determined lawyers,the champions of human rights and the stalwarts of democracy [...]
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Its first time Chief Justice is going to office when there is no iftikhar_ch_01military rule in this country ,and thus different situations have different approaches.
Chief Justice surely would have this point in mind but most of us who have seen Judicial activism before March,9,07 and after 20 July 07 tend to forget it.
There are great [...]
By the evening of 15 March 2009, the Government had realized that it had lost the battle and had no option other than to concede the demand of the lawyers, the civil society and the opposition parties that the judiciary of 2 November 2007, with Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry as the Chief Justice, be restored through [...]
March has been the month of resolutions and change for the Pakistanis. This is the month of revolutions of all colors, red or velvet. On 23rd March, 1940, All India Muslim League held its annual session at Minto Park, Lahore and passed the historical Pakistan resolution.
The Pakistan Resolution stated: “No constitutional plan would be workable [...]
An issue is partially resolved and people seem to be happy. Good for the nation. But sadly, the success is largely been attributed to Pakistan Muslim League (N) for some reason. I ackonwledge, PML(N) was quite sincere in their efforts towards the restoration of judges. However, one feels they have been given more than their [...]
Nothing remained in view
Of those draconian measures
The direct nation-state confrontation that began with the start of the Pakistani people’s long march for the restoration of the constitutional Chief Justice and an independent judiciary ended in a state of national jubilation on March 16 as the prime minister announced the use of his executive authority to restore Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. The [...]
In the US media the recent long march and its consequent success is being covered under the following two-pronged narrative:
1) Hillary Clinton’s efforts resolved the issue including a threat to withold aid.
2) US and Europe wanted Pakistan to be stable to fight the real war against Taliban and the fundamnetalists.
It is sad that even at [...]
Hearing the news that Zardari government has decided to restore judges, I was relieved; I was relieved because country was saved from going into turmoil and uproar by Zardari deciding to retreat from his stance. Watching live coverage of jubilations and celebrations; people dancing on the streets, distributing sweets, excitement was everywhere, I was thinking [...]