Iftikhar Day

Iftikhar Day, January 31, 2008

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Endorsing the call of the Sindh High Court Bar Association and Karachi Bar Association to celebrate the Iftikhar Day on January 31, 2008, activists of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and representatives of several civil society organizations gathered outside the Karachi Press Club, with the portraits of Chief Justice Iftikahr Chaudhry, and expressed solidarity with the lawyers’ movement for the freedom of justice in Pakistan. Participants chanted anti-government slogans and held banners and placards demanding restoration of deposed judges, the constitution and revival of human rights in Pakistan.

Later on a rally of hundreds of lawyers, led by Mr. Munir A. Malik, Mr. Rasheed A. Rizvi and Mr. Iqbal Haider, Secretary General of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, also joined the demonstrators at Karachi Press Club.

Addressing the gathering, Mr. Munir A. Malik and Mr. Rasheed Rizvi strongly demanded that:

· Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan and other judges of Supreme Court and high courts should immediately be re-instated.

· Mr. Tariq Mehmood Advocate, Mr. Ali Ahmed Kurd and Mr. Aitazaz Ahsan must be released immediately

· Curb on print and electronic media should be lifted;

· Lawyers, political and human rights activists arrested all over the country must immediately be released unconditionally;

· Freedom of association and political activities should not be curbed

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3 thoughts on “Iftikhar Day

  1. I have great hopes and fears for my country at this period of great uncertainity, but I hope for the best for Pakistan that we may bring democracy, justice, and peace in our country by the efforts of brave men and women of Pakistan who have united against the dictatorship and extremism in our country. I look forwrad to celebrate yaum-e-iftikhar and the days to come in future including the 9th of March which is not only a black day for our country but also the day of courage of a man who changed the hearts and minds of his countrymen.
    My best regards to the CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry, noble judges, and the lawyers of Pakistan.
    Sohaim Khan

  2. These Corrupt judges specially Iftikhar Chaudhry should never be reinstated, he is the same judge who has taken oath under the same emmergency provision thrice but now he wanted to play politics and was trying to over rule the Parliament.If he wants to play politics he ha two options one to form his own party or join his favourite party like Mullah’s Jamat-i-Islami.

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