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Lawyers for another long march–>9 March 2008 date is announced

It’s good to see the spirits are still high and the momentum is still on for the great lawyers movement for the independence and restoration of judiciary in Pakistan.

Keep it up and InshaAllah success will be there for the right and just cause.

 

Lawyers to march on Islamabad in March(The News)

The legal fraternity had announced another “Long March” on March 9, 2009, to seek the reinstatement of deposed chief justice of Pakistan (CJP), Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

“Lawyers will start a long march throughout the country and assemble on March 9 at Islamabad’s constitutional avenue,” Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Ali Ahmed Kurd told journalists after the National Coordination Council (NCC) meeting in Karachi. He categorically said that lawyers would stage a sit-in in front of the Parliament House. When asked about the duration of the sit-in, however, he said that it would be specified later.

Flanked by NCC leaders Chaudhry Aitazaz Ahsan, Rasheed A. Razvi, Munir A. Malik, Sardar Ismatullah, Latif Afridi, Mohammad Ali Abbasi and others, Kurd said that injustice and lawlessness could not be stopped until an independent and fearless judiciary was restored. He appealed to the lawyers, students, civil society, political parties and workers to join the long march, head towards Islamabad and stage a sit-in for the restoration of the rule of law and an independent judiciary.

Former SCBA President Chaudhry Aitazaz Ahsan provided details of the NCC meeting. He said that the council members had taken stock of the existing state of the lawyers’ movement for the reinstatement of all judges of the superior courts who were made non-functional on November 3, 2007. He also announced that an All-Pakistan Lawyers Convention will be held at Lahore on January 24.

Ahsan said that another lawyers convention will also be held at the national level on February 18, on the first anniversary of the general election that was the outcome of the lawyers struggle. The date and place of the convention would, however, be announced later, Ahsan said, adding that with a view to mobilise the masses to participate in the long march, the NCC shall form committees to liaison with the civil society, students and political parties that share their goals.

He said that the lawyers meeting also deplored the government for not honouring its promises for the reinstatement of the deposed CJP and giving confirmation to steps taken by the previous regime under the November 3 Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) by reappointing deposed judges through fresh oaths.

Ahsan said that the lawyers still stood by their commitment and were starting the long march to “save the country.” Their objectives are still relevant today and will be continued till the independence of the judiciary and the restoration of rule of law, he said, adding that the deposed CJP had dedicated the awards that he received during his US visit to the people of Pakistan in general, and the legal fraternity in particular.

The lawyers’ leaders also condemned the government’s attempts to throttle the lawyers’ movement by threatening the disbarment of Bar leaders and activists engaged in the struggle. They resolved to defend them before every appropriate forum.

They also congratulated the lawyers’ leaders who were elected as office-bearers from different bar associations and said that the lawyers would continue their struggle until its logical outcome.

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  1. January 10, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Dear Readers,
    During the early period of Islam a woman of the Makhzoom family with good connections was found guilty of theft. For the prestige of the Quraish, some prominent people including Asama Bin Zaid interceded to save her from punishment. The Prophet refused to condone the crime and expressed displeasure saying, “Many a community ruined itself in the past as they only punished the poor and ignored the offences of the exalted. By Allah, if Muhammad’s (my) daughter Fatima would have committed theft, her hand would have been severed.
    The Qur’an says: “We sent aforetime our messengers with clear Signs and sent down with them the Book and the Balance, that men may stand forth in Justice.” (Al-Hadeed 57:25). It is not only for the holy messengers of God, but this commandment has been for the people in general too. Qur’an commands: “O ye who believe! Stand out firmly for Allah, as witnesses to fair dealing, and let not the hatred of others to you make you swerve to wrong and depart from justice. Be just: that is next to Piety: and fear Allah. For Allah is well-acquainted with all that ye do.” (Al-Maidah 5:8).
    As I am writing this hundreds of people are being killed, wounded, hunted, tormented, ill-treated, delivered up to the most intolerable and hopeless anxiety and destroyed morally and mentally, and there is nothing in sight at present to arrest this spreading process and prevent it from reaching us. It is spreading fast! It is time for the Pakistanis in general and youth especially to act and try to be part of the struggle initiated by honorable Chief Justice of Paksitan Iftikhar Muhammad chaudhary for independent judicial system in Pakistan. One “NO” on march 09, 2007 started an unprecedented process of social transformation at a massive level in Pakistan.
    As the result of that process nation got rid from a military dictator and a new government established in Pakistan on the promise of undoing the wrongs done by the military regime. The new government led by Mr. Asif Ali zardari broke all promises and the leader of lawyer community Mr. Ali ahmed kurd has to call for another long march on March 09, 2009.
    Together, we the people of Pakistan has successfully outset many military and cicivilain dictators before and this time again if united for a “Just” paksitan we can write a new history. Let us make a resulotion that we will not sit in rest till we got things in order in our country. Let us make this country of Peace, love, harmony and beauty. Let us start this with the first step of independent Judiciary.
    Let me assure you if we run away from the disorder prevailing in our country now, it will follow and get us. We have to face it. We have to solve it, or be destroyed by it. It is as urgent and comprehensive as that.
    I invite you all to be a part of this long march with your maximum energies and support. I have developed this web site for you all to provide a platform to discuss and share ideas for a better understanding to make this “LONG MATRCH” a “FINAL MARCH”
    Yours in struggle for a Just Pakistan
    Muhammad Asif Riaz

    for further details plz visit http://9march.search.org.pk

  2. IRFAN AFZAL
    February 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

    i am here to die for this change.

  1. December 24, 2008 at 7:23 pm

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