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Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

About Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is the deposed Pakistani chief justice

Professional Biography

In October 2008, Chaudhry said he has many "secrets in his heart" and would share some of them with the public on November 3 during his address to the Rawalpindi Bar Association.

In March 09, Zardari has said that he was only waiting for the retirement of present Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar before restoring Justice Chaudhry as the countrys Chief Justice.

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in News

Pak NA Speaker tells SC she has absolute power to decide on Gilani's fate
Pakistan National Assembly Speaker Dr Fehmida Mirza, in her reply to the Supreme Court, has contended that she has absolute power to decide the matter regarding the disqualification or qualification of any lawmaker after the passage of the 18th Amendment

A convicted person is representing 180 million Pakistanis, says Pak CJ of Gilani
While hearing the petitions filed against the National Assembly Speaker's ruling in the contempt case against Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said that a "convicted person is representing a population of 180 million people".

Aitzaz Ahsan says Gilani 'can perform Pak PM's role even as prisoner'
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's lawyer Aitzaz Ahsan has said that Gilani could be the chief executive of the country, even from a prison cell.

Real estate tycoon brands Pak CJ's son 'Don' running country's judiciary
Pakistani real estate tycoon Malik Riaz, implicated in the Arsalan case, has said the Chief Justice's son Arsalan Iftikhar is a 'don' and he is the one running the country's judiciary.

Pakistan's judicial panel says ex-envoy has sought US help
A Judicial Commission in Pakistan, which investigated a "memo" that sought U.S. help to stop a possible military coup after the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011, has said in its report that former ambassador Hussain Haqqani had sought American help.

Pak SC set to grill Army Chief Kayani in Balochistan unrest case?
The Pakistan Supreme Court has hinted it might summon Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani over the worsening law order situation in Balochistan, and seek a solution to the problem.

Pak CJ's son denies any ties with tycoon Malik Riaz, his family
Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's son, Arsalan Iftikhar, has strongly rejected his relationship, intimacy or acquaintance with property tycoon Malik Riaz, his daughter or son-in-law.

Pak Supreme Court orders to get allegedly slaughtered 'fornication' girls to court in choppers
Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while hearing the suo motu notice of media reports that a Kohistan jirga had condemned four girls to death for defying tribal customs hasordered the chief secretary of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to bring the girls to the court in a helicopter.

Pak Chief Justice's son dismisses financial impropriety allegations as 'baseless'
Arsalan Chaudhry, the son of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that financial impropriety allegations leveled against him are baseless.

Pak SC probing 'killing' of women sentenced to death for 'fornicating' at wedding
Taking suo motu notice of media reports of the killing of four women who were earlier given a death sentence by a Jirga in Kohistan for defying strict tribal customs, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has summoned Chief Secretary of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, District Police Officer of Kohistan and Deputy Inspector General Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on June 6.

Pak SC suspends Rehman Malik's Senate membership for possessing dual citizenship
The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the Senate membership of Interior Minister Rehman Malik.

Institutions spat looms as Pak SC admits petitions against Speaker's decision favouring Gilani
Another standoff between the government and judiciary looms after the Pakistan Supreme Court admitted the petitions against the ruling of the National Assembly Speaker over the disqualification of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, which are scheduled for hearing on June 6.

Pak Chief Justice receives International Jurists Award
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Indian Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav have been awarded the prestigious International Jurists Award 2012.

Pak SC rules 'foreigners' have no right to represent Pakistanis
The Pakistan Supreme Court has suspended the National Assembly membership of Farahnaz Ispahani, for holding dual nationality, ruling that foreigners have no right to represent the people of Pakistan or decide issues of national importance.

Pak SC rules no special law needed to protect Hindus from 'forced conversions'
Pakistan Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, while disposing a petition, has said there is no requirement for special legislation regarding the protection of the rights of minorities, as Article 20 of the Constitution already protects minorities in the country.

Pak SC finds evidence implicating Frontier Corps in abductions in Balochistan
The Pakistan Supreme Court has said there is evidence that the Frontier Corps (FC) was involved in abducting people in Balochistan.

Obey court or we'll call in army, livid Pak SC tells FC IG in missing persons case
Judges of the Pakistan Supreme Court raged in fury as not only did the Frontier Corps Inspector General (FC IG) Obaidullah Khattak flout their order to appear before them, but the police also said they have proof that the FC picked the three missing persons the court had ordered to produce.

Ex-Pak Army staff chief Beg admits ISI funded politicians to manipulate elections
Former Pakistan chief of army staff General Mirza Aslam Beg has told the Supreme Court that former Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lt General Asad Durrani allegedly disbursed millions of rupees among anti-PPP politicians to manipulate the 1990 general elections.

Three judges to abstain from PM conviction case proceedings
Three out of the nine existing members of an appeal bench in Pakistan have excused themselves from Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's contempt of court case.

Imran refuses to join hands with 'deceitful' Nawaz
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chief Imran Khan has decided not to be a part of any 'grand alliance' or 'campaign' announced by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying his party will continue its movement against the ruling dispensation from its own platform.

Pak not to tolerate memo contents: Chief Justice
The Chief Justice of the Pakistan Supreme Court, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said the country does not tolerate the contents of the memo.

'Pak government's attempt to remove army chief Kayani may lead to military mutiny'
Former Pakistan military officer and defense analyst Ikram Sehgal has warned that the government's attempt to remove army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani could lead to a military mutiny because the latter has little faith in the country's civilian authorities.

Pak Supreme Court orders respondents to submit affidavits for Memo Gate probe
Pakistan's Supreme Court has directed all respondents and petitioners to file affidavits in an item-wise format in connection with the Memo Gate scandal.

Gilani, Kayani forged 'joint strategy' to tackle Memo Gate controversy: Sources
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani have discussed plans to evolve a joint strategy to tackle the Memo Gate controversy ahead of a trial related to the incident, sources have said.

Pak SC accepts Haqqani's plea in Memo Gate case
Pakistan's Supreme Court (SC) has accepted the country's former Ambassador to United States Hussain Haqqani's plea in the Memo Gate case, rejecting objections from the Registrar Office.

Pak SC to hear Memo Gate scandal on Dec 19
The Memo Gate scandal will be heard by the Pakistan's Supreme Court on December 19.

Benazir Bhutto was never interested in NRO: Pak CJ
Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said that former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was never interested in the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) otherwise she would not have supported the lawyers' movement.

Imran vows to take issue of US drone attacks in Pak to International Court of Justice
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said that his party would take the issue of US drone attacks in the country's tribal areas to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Sharif brothers most popular politicians in Pakistan, Gilani in 'negative domain': Survey
Sharif brothers have emerged as the most popular political leaders in Pakistan in a survey.

ISI seeks one week's time to submit reply in Saleem Shahzad murder case
The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has sought one week's time from the judicial commission probing journalist Saleem Shahzad's murder, in order to submit a reply on the matter.

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