CJP Iftikhar Urged Political Parties To Boycott Elections Under The Dictator

De-Jure Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has urged political parties and people to boycott elections which, he said, were being held under the umbrella of emergency and unconstitutional set up.
In a statement issued here on Tuesday, Secretary Lahore High Court Bar Association Sarfraz Cheema said the  Chief Justice told him in a telephonic conversation that the boycott was imperative because of the unusual state of affairs in the country. “More than 60 judges of the superior judiciary were detained in their houses while the Constitution was held in abeyance,” Cheema quoted CJP saying. CJP also said judges had been forced to live a life of prisoners in their houses. “Personnel of different agencies have been deployed inside and outside my house who are constantly spying on me and my family,” CJP told.
The CJP felt sceptical about the status of a common man in a circumstance where judges of the superior courts had been deprived of their rights. 


New Army Chief Takes Charge of Pakistan Army

General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani takes charge of Pakistan Army today  as Pervaiz Musharraf steps down as Chief of Army Staff.

 General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kiyani (Is heready to face the challenges?)

Apart from political and constitutional aspects, the latest development however can have some positive impacts as from now our army chief will be a non political person(although the traditional role of the army will be there).

Now the next step to stability can only be the step to reinstate the non PCO judges of supreme court,high courts and subordinate courts of Pakistan and also to end the military actions within the country as they are proving disasterous for the country.

Musharraf has a great chance to prove himself different from Ayub,Yahya and Zia(Former military dictators of Pakistan).

I hope he will realize all this.

President Pervez Musharraf administers the oath of the office of the Chief Justice of Pakistan to Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in 2005. Where it went wrong?