Posts tagged as: constitution

Judiciary at critical juncture; says Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that the rule of law often seemed under concerted attack from multiple directions, adding that the judiciary was standing at a critical juncture of history. While addressing a function organized by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), he said that the country couldn’t be prospered without upholding rule […]

Reiterate adherence to Quaid’s principles to make Pakistan prosperous: Asif Ali Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday said that the best to make the country prosperous is to reiterate adherence to Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. In his message on 64th death anniversary of the Muhammad Ali Jinnah, President Zardari has said that the observance of death anniversary of Quaid-e-Azam is a day […]

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry terms rule of law only solution to problems

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday said the rule of law is the only solution to all social and economic problems, adding that better society couldn’t be developed without giving equal rights to people. While addressing a ceremony of new judicial year, the chief justice underscored the need for a better understanding of issues […]

PM not answerable to the court: says Attorney General

Islamabad: Attorney General of Pakistan, Irfan Qadir said here today that the Prime Minister is not answerable to the court, he further said that a legal position will be taken before the court. Qadir, who was talking to the media personnel outside the Supreme Court Building just before the Prime Minister’s appearance before the court […]

PTI to support Supreme Court: Says Imran

Lahore: (Wednesday, August 15, 2012) Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI), Imran Khan said here today that he had nothing to do with the Charter of Democracy and that his party will stand with the Constitution and the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Imran, who was talking to the journalists, said that the opposition feared if cases were […]

HRCP proposes roadmap for a democratic Pakistan

Islamabad, August 12: Pakistan’s survival depends on strengthening the democratic process so as to remove the tensions and imbalance in civil and military relations and ensure that all institutions of the state play their role in the well being of the people within their parameters. This was the consensus at a consultation organized by the Human […]

Supreme Court declares Contempt of Court Act 2012 null and void

Striking down the recently passed Contempt of Court Act 2012 as null and void, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday said the new law was in conflict with Article 63(1) (g) of the Constitution. Reading out the order, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry declared the law unconstitutional and illegal. “The government did not have the […]

Sorry my Lord; no letter to Swiss authorities

A day before the hearing of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) implementation case, the government has filed a plea in the Supreme Court, refusing to write a letter to the Swiss authorities against President Asif Ali Zardari. However, the apex court rejected the application saying a civil miscellaneous application could not be filed against a court […]

Court can direct legislature to amend laws: Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry

In what appeared to be another warning to the government, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Monday said that the judiciary could direct legislatures to amend laws, rules and regulations according to the Constitution. Addressing the lawyers community, the top judge of the country said that courts although couldn’t legislate but they could at least […]

Judiciary won’t accept unconstitutional move; says Chief Justice

In a clear warning to the government, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that the judiciary will not tolerate any unconstitutional steps taken by the executive or legislature. Addressing the Balochistan High Court (BHC) Association, the chief justice said that only rule acceptable was that of law and the Constitution. He observed, “Judiciary has […]

Chief Justice warns politicians against anti-constitutional laws

Chief Justice warns politicians against anti-constitutional laws Islamabad: (Sunday, June 24, 2012) Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said here today that the parliament could not do legislation that is in clash with the constitution. Addressing a youth delegation of Youth Parliament that invited him here, the Chief Justice said that in case the Parliament drafts […]

Parliamentary resolution in favor of Speaker’s ruling

In a bid to safeguard the dignity of parliament, the treasury benches of the National Assembly passed a resolution in support of Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza’s ruling in the Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani’s case. However, the timing of the holy statement was more important than its text. The Supreme Court is might ready […]


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