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Pakistan chief justice suspended for misconduct
On March 9, 2007, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for alleged misconduct and misuse of authority. General Musharraf seized executive power following the country's third military coup in 1999 and (More)
Pakistan judge issues arrest warrant against new PM nominee
A Pakistani court on Thursday ordered the arrest of Makhdoom Shahabuddin , a former health minister from Punjab Province and the nominee for the country's new prime minister position. President Asif Ali Zardari nominated Shahabuddin earlier on Thur (More)
Pakistan court disqualifies prime minister
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday disqualified Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] from being a member of Parliament since his April contempt conviction . Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (More)
Pakistan high court orders action against chief justice's son, real estate tycoon
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered that the Attorney General take action to bring the Chief Justice's son, Dr. Arsalan Iftikhar, and real estate businessman, Malik Riaz Hussain, to trial for alleged bribery and unlawful dealings. Th (More)
Pakistan high court initiates contempt proceedings against businessman
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday initiated contempt of court proceedings against Malik Riaz Hussain. The court's action was a response [NYT report] to the accusation brought forth by Hussain who alleged a day earlier that the Chief Justic (More)
Pakistan high court demands explanation of security force killing
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday demanded an explanation of an incident in which Pakistani security forces shot and killed an unarmed man. Several paramilitary soldiers opened fire on an unarmed, 22-year-old man in Benazir Park, then stood by (More)
Pakistan high court orders review of judicial appointments
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday ordered parliament to review a constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the right to appoint judges. The court expressed concern over the ability of the judiciary to remain independent and out (More)
Pakistan judges resign in protest over treatment by lawyers
A dispute among the Pakistani judiciary worsened on Monday as more than 1,300 civil judges resigned in protest over the treatment of judges by lawyers and to express solidarity with Lahore District and Sessions Judge Zawar A Sheikh. The resignations (More)
Pakistan high court orders government to reopen corruption cases
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday threatened to imprison the head of the country's corruption agency for failing to meet a 24-hour deadline to reopen several corruption cases. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [official profile; J (More)
Pakistan president appoints justices selected by Supreme Court
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday appointed 34 new judges , including three to the country's Supreme Court , after Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry [official profile; JURIST news archive] blocked Zardari's original s (More)
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