In All Pakistan lawyers convention, Pakistan bar council (PBC) has announced the date of long March for the restoration of judiciary .
The date decided with the mutual consensus is 10 th of June 2008 and according to SCBA president Aitzaz Ahsan the Chief Guest for the March will be the honorable genuine CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary.
Lawyers have formed a committee to decide the future coarse of the movement.
APDM to Meet on 18 May
APDM will hold a meeting on 18 May in Islamabad to decide the future line of action for the movement to restore judiciary in Pakistan.
according to a report by The News:
“Experts from all segments of the society would be invited to the conference. They would take into account the current situation and express their views to chalk out the future line of action,” sources in APDM told The News here on Friday.
The sources further said the committee, which included Liaquat Baloch, Akram Shah,
Dr Hameed Memon and Sardar Zaheer, would hold a session to decide a date for the conference, prepare the draft of invitation and alsofinalise the names of those
who were to be invited to the forum.
reporters following a comprehensive discussion regarding rising inflation, rule of law and political instability in the country.
Achakzai told reporters that the alliance had agreed to form a committee to work out a procedure by which apex and high court judges who were deposed by President Musharraf on November 3, 2007, might be reinstated. He argued that since Musharraf had openly admitted that his actions had been extra-constitutional there could be no legal justification for stalling the restoration any further.
Imran Khan continued by saying that the delay was nothing more than an attempt to protect the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) from being struck down, thus resurrecting criminal cases against government leaders such as Asif Zardari.
The APDM decided to address the ‘judges’ issue following the resignation of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N), a member of the ruling coalition, from the cabinet. PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif chose to take the drastic step after failing to secure a solution to the problem during negotiations with the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) who hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly. The resignation of key figures such as Minister of Finance Ishaq Dar has created problems for the new government, which is still struggling to cement its position and quell public concern over food inflation and the deteriorating law and order situation.
Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Friday asked all political parties to sort out an exit strategy for Musharraf over his failure in controlling affairs of the government, which is posing a serious threat to the sovereignty of country.
“It is too late now, the country has already been going through worse economic, political and law and order crisis due to wrong policies of President Musharraf and all political parties must work out an exit strategy for Musharraf in the greater national interest,” Khan said.
“I intend to call a meeting of All Parties Democratic Alliance (APDM) to discuss options available for building national reconciliation on a common agenda and also I would contact parties outside the APDM including PML-N and PPP to bring them on board,” Khan said.
He said, “Deteriorating law and order situation in the country, heavy human losses due to army operations, increasing suicide attacks on personnel of law enforcing agencies, unemployment, skyrocketing prices of daily commodities, load shedding and negative statements by western officials about nuclear programme were posing a serious threat to the sovereignty of the country.”
To a question he suggested formation of a popular government (Awami) to hold free and fair elections in the country, and said that polls were not the solution for the prevailing national crisis, but transfer of power to civilian government according to will of people.
Khan alleged that West had been exploiting Pakistan for its own vested interests and wanted to roll back the nuclear programme by using these tactics.
Presenting a solution, Khan said that he would discuss his proposal with Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Co-Chairman during his visit and suggested an APC of APDM was a good platform to initiate towards facilitating Musharaf in his transfer of power to civilian government.
Khan criticised statement made by IAEA Chief Elbaradei on Pakistan’s nuclear assets and said, “Baradei hands are tainted with innocent Iraqi blood and statement about Pakistan only reflects hidden agenda of West against its nuclear programme,” Khan said.
He also said the coming elections would not be free and fair and public would not accept results and feared a massive public reaction in form of riots throughout the country.
APDM still not able to take a decision on General Selections 2008—> God Knows when our politicians will be able to use their heads properly.
The press conference by the “leadership” of APDM and the reports by the media shows that the only Musharraf opposition alliance is still not decicive on the issues of dictator’s PCO elections which we call “General Selection”.
According to the reports PML-N and ANP are ready to take part in the elections by having a point of view that they should not leave the battle field open for the Dictator Musharraf’s supported parties and on the other hand Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI),Jamat e Islame and Mehmood Khan Achakzai are with the lawyers point of view that by taking part in the elections they will provide the legal support for the General(R) and Dictator(Not-R) Musharraf’s illegal actions of November 3 2007 and onwards.
United4Justice: PML-N and ANP its time to make the right decision, boycott the elections 2008 and show your commitment for the cause of justice.