Despite the government attempts to slow down and crush the movement, the wrong decision of oath taking under the immense government pressure and all the hardships , the lawyers movement well supported by the civil society of Pakistan continues it’s path to the dream of justice and freedom.
It is decided by the movement leadership to observe 3rd November as Black Day all over the country.
Even the world has acknowledged the movement and now there is a great news that Genuine Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary is nominated for Nobel Prize for peace(but we think the efforts and contribution deserve much more than just a nobel prize).
Keep it up “Justice Loving People Of Pakistan”!
|It’s not over till deposed CJP is reinstated: Aitzaz|
|By By Jamal Khurshid
The Legal fraternity resolved to remobilise civil society and pro–lawyers–movement political parties for the restoration of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and other deposed Judges of the superior courts and announced to observe November 3 as a black day throughout the country.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting of the steering committee of the National Coordination Council (NCC), Supreme Court Bar Association President Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan also urged political activists, students, labourers, traders, civil society and all citizens to share the aspirations of lawyers’ movement to head for Islamabad and join them in their protest on Constitutional Avenue Islamabad on November 3.
“Lawyers have given people of this country a dream of independent judiciary and an egalitarian economy and the brave lawyers and people will not let go it to in vain,” Ahsan vowed. The lawyers also named Ali Ahmed Kurd as candidate for the post of President in forthcoming election to Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).
“The struggle shall continue until the supremacy of rule of law is established and until every Judge, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who was made non–functional on November 3, is returned to his office with honour and without conditions,” the committee resolved in its resolution.
The committee also resolved that, notwithstanding the betrayal of the movement by Pakistan Bar Council, the NCC is determined to continue fighting no matter what the odds, for the aspiration of people in general and legal fraternity in particular.
“Although it is a matter of disappointment that some deposed Judges have taken fresh oath to resume their offices, we shall continue to oppose any fresh oath and are determined to carry out the struggle to its logical conclusion,” it resolved.
“The Lawyers movement has not withered away but it is in its phase of reconsolidation and remobilisation,” adding that lawyers would renew the democratic mandate by working for the election of those who have been in forefront of the struggle and are now candidates for various offices in bar associations, including the Supreme Court Bar Association.
Giving details of future line of action, Aitzaz Ahsan said that members of NCC shall individually and collectively visit and address bar association throughout the country to rally support for the elections of the candidates who have been in the forefront of the struggle and such candidates shall coordinate with the central leadership towards this end.
The meeting also endorsed the decision of the Hyderabad High Court Bar Association and the Bar Associations of Mirpurkhas, Nawabshah, Sanghar and Naushero Feroz to invite deposed CJP Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to address the members of the bars at Hyderabad on October 18 or any other suitable date.
It was decided that for mobilizing the bars and to acknowledge the individual sacrifices of the lawyers, the NCC would hold appropriate functions at the seat of all High Courts beginning with a function at Lahore on October 23 where the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry shall be invited to distribute awards to lawyers of Lahore Division who were arrested during the course of the movement.
The steering committee of the NCC also condemned the PBC for its disassociation from the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of all deposed judges of the superior courts. “PBC is opposing the lawyers’ movement for restoration of deposed judges in full strength and I ask lawyers throughout the country to only act upon the call of NCC,” he said. The committee also condemned the decision of seven members of PBC who invited Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar for an inauguration ceremony and termed it violation of the January 13 unanimous decision of the PBC that termed the November 3 steps illegal and Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry as the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
“The reappointment of deposed Judges had not affected the lawyers struggle,” Ahsan said. However, he admitted that lawyers pressure on the new PPP-led government had reduced regarding restoration of deposed Judges due to fresh oath by certain deposed Judges of the superior courts. The meeting also endorsed the holding of a national convention of lawyers by the legal fraternity of Gujranwala division on November 1.
Ahsan said that the judicial system had been paralyzed due to suspension of Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry. “Had Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry been in the Supreme Court he would have taken strict notice of selected load-shedding and the wheat crisis, among other things” he said.
The meeting also paid rich tributes to lawyers who sacrificed their lives for the cause of an independence of judiciary and rule of law in the country. The meeting also expressed concerned over the worsening law and order situation in Balochistan and the NWFP, wheat, electricity crises, and the price hike in the country and termed it failure of the rulers. It also condemned the attack on the ANP Chief Asfandyar Wali Khan.
Answering a question regarding the slow pace of the lawyers’ movement, Ahsan said that the struggle would gather momentum in the next few weeks.To a question regarding his affiliation with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) while also leading the lawyers’ movement, he said that he was still with the PPP and many of lawyers belonging to the party were supporting the cause of legal fraternity. He said that he himself raised a voice for the restoration of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry from the platform of the PPP’s highest body and would continue to do the same.
He deplored the fact that the elected government also reneged on its promises for restoration of the deposed Judges that it made on March 9 and August 5 and 8 despite the fact the it was the very lawyers movement which compelled the dictatorship out from the country.
The Sindh High Court Bar Association President Rasheed A Razvi said that lawyers are united and would continue the struggle until the restoration of all deposed Judges including CJP Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. PBC members Ali Ahmed Kurd, Hamid Khan, and lawyers representatives from different bar associations also attended meeting that lasted for more than four hours.
It’s great to see nation’s commitment is strong as ever for the great cause of justice and the restoration of indpendent judiciary.
Keep up the good work!
|Country-wide protests over judges’ reinstatement(The News)|
|Friday, August 29, 2008
PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) and the Peshawar District Bar Association (PDBA) on Thursday blocked the Rahman Baba Square for two hours and staged a sit-in to protest the dilly-dallying tactics of the government in the restoration of the non-functional judges of the superior courts.
The Jamaat-e-Islami, the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf, the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and civil society organisations, including the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, also participated in the demonstration.
The protesting lawyers blocked the road for all kinds of vehicular traffic. Situation got tense when the irate lawyers refused to open the road for a military convoy. However, on the intervention of PHCBA President Abdul Lateef Afridi and other senior lawyers, the protesters opened the blockade for the Army vehicles.
Addressing the demonstrators, the PHCBA chief said any minus-one formula for the restoration of non-functional judges was unacceptable to the lawyers community. Legal fraternity would continue its struggle till the restoration of the non-functional judges, he said, adding that the demonstration was staged to remind Zardari of his promises he had made to the nation.
PHCBA Secretary-General Muhammad Isa Khan presented a resolution, censuring the role of the Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek in reappointing the SHC judges. Meanwhile, the District Bar Association, Charsadda, staged a protest, which was led by Waris Khan. Workers of the Jamaat-e-Islami also joined the protest.
The legal fraternity staged a sit-in on the Mardan-Malakand Road to press the government to reinstate the non-functional judges. The lawyers led by District Bar President Alamzeb Khan came out on the road. They also staged a sit-in for an hour.
Also, lawyers boycotted court proceedings and staged a demonstration in Kohat, demanding the restoration of the sacked judges. However, members of the People’s Lawyers Forum did not participate in the strike.
Lawyers of the Dera High Court Bar and the District Bar Association led by High Court Bar President Chaudhry Muhammad Daud and Hashmat Nawaz Sadozai took out a procession for the reinstatement of deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and other judges.
Like other parts of the country, lawyers of the Dir Lower Bar Association also staged a protest, demanding restoration of pre-November 3 judiciary. They staged a sit-in at the main Timergara Bazaar and blocked the road for all kinds of traffic for two hours.
Expressing solidarity with the deposed judges, the Swat Bar Association took out a rally. The members of the bar staged a sit-in at the Nishat Chowk. The Abbottabad Bar Association blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH) at the Abbottabad Fawara Chowk and staged a sit-in that lasted for two hours. The legal fraternity also blocked the Karakoram Highway (KKH). Besides, the Bannu Bar Association staged a sit-in on the Kutchery Road for two hours.
Our correspondent adds from Quetta: Lawyers took out a rally and staged a sit-in in the centre of the provincial metropolis on Thursday to support the restoration of the judiciary. A number of lawyers thronged the Manan Chowk, Jinnah Road. Members and office bearers of the Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) and the Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) took part in the protests. Convener of the All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) and Chairman of Pashtoonkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) Mehmood Khan Achakzai, former president of the National Party Dr Abdul Hayee Baloch, Secretary General of the Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) Habib Jalib Baloch and other politicians also participated.
Our correspondent adds from Hyderabad: A large number of lawyers and political activists staged a sit-in for two hours here on Thursday at the Fatima Jinnah Road outside the Civil Courts building and demanded the reinstatement of the superior court judges.
A rally of the high court lawyers and the district bar association was taken out from the Sessions Court. Activists of the Awami Tehreek (AT), the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), the Sindh Taraqqi Pasand Party (STPP) and the PML-N joined the protest and raised slogans against the ruling coalition.
Central leader of the AT Rasool Bux Palejo, PML-N leader Afzal Gujjar, STPP leader Hot Khan Gaddi and JI leaders also joined the sit-in. Our correspondent adds from Rawalpindi: Commuters, especially women and schoolchildren, faced numerous difficulties here on Thursday as traffic remained blocked on all major roads due to sit-ins by lawyers.
The traffic on the Jhelum Road near the Soan bus terminal, Kutchery Road, Murree Road, Airport Road and Jhanda Chichi Road remained blocked for two hours. The worst traffic mess was witnessed on the Mall Road, Rawal Road, Adiala Road, Islamabad Highway, Kurri Road, Asghar Mall Road and Saidpur Road due to traffic jams. Motorists and pedestrians were unable to pass through the Kutchery Chowk and Liaquat Bagh Chowk.
The impeachment drama to keep people away from the real issues by our corrupt so called representatives is about to enter into the climax(ending will be positive inshaAllah but for that we have to get ready for a long struggle).
The Pakistan Feudal Party (I don’t know why it is still known as People’s Party) Chairman Asif Ali Zardari (his appointment is a classic example of their commitment with democracy, how can a person inherit people’s will?), blessed by Musharraf with NRO (National Reconciliation Ordinance to legalize the loot and plunder our so called political and not so political like Rehman Malik etc did during the last few decades) is now staging a drama to give Musharraf a safe exit(What safe exit and to whom? To a killer of thousands and the person who betrayed constituion and the nation!).
The only thing which is creating hurdle is retired general’s will “to serve” his nation more but since the green signal is there from the “masters” of Pakistan so in the new script its hard to fit Musharraf .Our “masters” don’t want Iran type revolution where people got so frustrated with the Shah that they kicked him them-selves and if Musharraf stays for more period and the blood pressure of the masses rise to the threshold level of “enough is enough” then people will take there future in there hand and topple the current dying system so our “masters” sitting in Washington need a change , a change like Zardari who with his wicked smile believes can fool the whole nation, intellectuals, lawyers, students etc .
Zardari is backed by low lives like Nawaz, Maulana diesel, Asfand Yaar etc to accompany him to achieve the goals for which he cashed the death of his wife (Benazir Bhutto, I don’t know after wasting so much time and elimination of key witnesses and proofs how her death can properly be investigated ?) and soon after the removal of Musharraf the parties in Musharraf camp will join him (you can see it how MQM played a “neutral” role in Sind assembly during the impeachment resolution).
SCBA has increased the deadline to 15 September but I still have doubts that Mr. Zardari will take the risk to restore the independent judges without protecting the NRO, he is not here to protect the rights of people, he has nothing to do with roti, kapra or makaan and all he cares about his greed and lust of power for which he can do any thing.
Sooner or later the nation will realize that the solutions of there problems are not in the hands of the dictators like Musharraf( people are there who have hopes with him, can only regret on this) or feudals like Zardari or corrupt businessmen like Nawaz or killers and looters like Altaf or soulless mullahs like Maulana Fazal ur Rehman , people have to rise for there own country them-selves.
It’s time to rise against the forces of status-quo and work for real social and economic justice in the country.
Go! Status-Quo G0!
The Pakistan Zardari Party has issued notifications of fresh oath to judges of Sindh. If their plan goes through, they will legitimize illegal actions of Musharraf of Nov 3rd and the real judiciary may not get reinstated. We must continue our pressure. Please do participate in this campaign as this can help change the destiny of our country.
Pressurize PPP to withdraw notification IMMEDIATELY.
Pressurize PML-N to withdraw from coalition if notifications are not withdrawn.
Contacts info are below. Also are some suggested pressure tactics.
The mass contact campaign proved really successful last time. Please find the numbers of PML-N and PZP leadership at the end of this email and make sure your voice is heard. Every msg counts.
To sms from the internet use the following links (might take a little while to load):
Mobilink: http://smspk. kalpoint. com/Mobilink1. php
Warid: http://smspk. kalpoint. com/warid1. php
Ufone: http://smspk. kalpoint. com/ufone1. php
Paktel: http://smspk. kalpoint. com/paktel1. php
Telenor:http://smspk. kalpoint. com/telenor1. php
Instaphone: http://smspk. kalpoint. com/insta1. php
(Please scroll to the end of the email to get contact information)
2) Meet them in person:
If you can, please meet any of the PML-N candidates from your area. They will be conducting election rallies and of course you can always go to their houses and demand your voices be heard. They will not deny you this right especially if you are from their constituency.
Their contact info is at the end of the email.
3) Create your voice against this deal!
Blogs, op-eds, letters to the editors, emails, every msg counts. We can not let PML-N have a deal with the falling dictator.
4) Forward this email to all your contacts
And please DO send texts/call at these numbers. This list has been compiled after a LOT of research so ALL the numbers are accurate.
PML-N contact information:
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif
Contact# London 00442074930925
Raja Muhammad Zafar-ul-Haq
H-36, St 39. G-7/4, Islamabad
Senior Vice Presidents
1. Makhdoom Javed Hashmi
Senior Vice President/Acting President
50-B Qasim Road
2. Muhammad Ali Khan Hoti
Jamal Plaza Nisatta Road 0937-863159 ®
3. Mr. Saranjam Zamindar
H-5, Sector G-4, Phase II, 091-824444-824222 Hayatabad Peshawar
4. Mamnoon Hussain
53/4, 28th Street, Phase V 0333-2107654
Karachi 021-5844277( f)
H. 112/3 Lane 8 phase VII 021-5857233
Khayaban-e-Rahat D.H.A 0333-2143340
H. No. 8-C, St. B-20
Subedar Khan Mandokhail Baluchistan
C-1-AA, Park Road
Syed Zafar Ali Shah Islamabad
H. 3, St,41-B, G-7/4
Muhammad Rafique Awan
Baluchistan 081-2849140 H.# 85-86, Old Police Line
Near Old FIA Office
Chamman Phattic Jail Road
Chief Coordinator & Information Secretary
House No 81 St 59, I-8/3
Muhammad Pervez Malik
142 E-1 Gulberg III Lahore 9221577 (lodges)
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra
Vill Jhagra Distt Peshawar
091-2651234 Ch. Mohammad Jafar Iqbal
Addl Secy General
H. No. 257, St. 23 051-2651000 (O)
E-7, Islamabad 0300-8678844
Khawaja Muhammad Asif
042-5720478 Sialkot Cantt
Addl Secretary Information
H.18, St.8, East Phase I 021-5896589
D.H.A Karachi 021-5380212
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
H 4, St#17, F-7/2
Ch. Muhammad Barjis Tahir
Jamia Masjid Road
Sangalla Hills, Sheikhpura
Raja Ashfaq Sarwar
H#222 St. 33, F-10/1
Khurram Dastgir Khan
Mr. Ehsan Pasha
Sindh Nehal Hashmi Sindh
Place 16, Block-8
K.C.H Society Karachi
Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan
Near Police Station
Mir Pur Distt Abbottabad
H. # 204, St. 74, I-8/3 Islamabad 0300-5006061
Saidal Khan Nasir
Kabir Building 26-D
Central Joint Sectretary
Executive Committee Members
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif (Punjab)
Ch. Nisar Ali Khan
99- Faizabad, Murree Road
Ghulam Dastgir Khan
7-A, Settelite Town
Ch. Abdul Ghafoor
2-D, Model Town
Raja Muhammad Afzal Khan (Punjab)
10-Civil Line Jehlum City
Begum Najma Hameed
877-F- Block Settlitetown
Near Holy Family Hospital
Safdar Rehman (Punjab)
129-C, People Colony Faisalabad
Rana Sanaullah (Punjab)
Sartaj Aziz (N.W.F.P)
Ali Afzal Jadoon (N.W.F.P)
Jadoon House Manshera Road,
Anwar Kamal Khan ( N.W.F.P)
091-812100 H.22, N-4, Phase IV
Abdul Subhan Khan (N.W.F.P)
Kara Marmeena Par Hoti
Mardan Yousaf Ayub Khan (N.W.F.P)
Vill Rehana, Tehsil & Distt
Mr. Abu Bakar Sheikhani (Sindh)
C-A-5, Chandni Chowk University Road, Scheme No.II
Mr. Dost Muhammad Faizi (Sindh)
E-4. Block-10, Gulshen Iqbal Karachi
Khawaja Quttab-ud-Din Sindh
H.40, O-Block No.6
Shabbir Hussain Ansari (Sindh)
G-881, Mohallah Paratabad
Sardar Rahim Khan (Sindh)
H.18, St.8, East Phase I
Mr. Majid Sultan (Sindh)
H.D-113 KDA Scheme No.1
Tepu Sultan Road, Karachi
Saleem Zia Sindh
W-15, Street 17 East
Phase-I, DHA, Karachi
Nehaal Hashmi (Sindh)
25-Wind Song Place 16, Block-8
K.C.H. Society Karachi
Imdad Chandio (Sindh)
H. No. 101/2
Defence Phase-VI Karachi
Jehangir Shah Jogazai (Baluchistan)
H.21, St. 10, F-8/3
Ahmed Ali Khoso
P.O Durgi, Tehsil Jatpat,
Goth Haji Abdul Sattar Durgi Baluchistan
H.P-95, Eid Gah Road Gojra,
Distt Toba Tek Singh
a. Provincial Office Bearers
Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa
540, Z-Block D.H.S
Khawaja Saad Rafique
35-Tariq Block, Garden Town
General secretary of Punjab
Syed Ghous Ali Shah
Dia Mir Distt Chillas
Imdad Hussain Chandio
Sheikh Zahid Colony
Gian Singh Building
House No.3, Aram Bagh
Pir Sabir Shah
Siri Kot Hari Pur
Iqbal Zafar Jhagra
Vill Jhagra Distt
Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasir
H, No.2, Khujak Road,
Syed Zafar Ali Shah
H.3, G-7/4H.3, G-7/4
b. PML Wings
Begum Ishrat Ashraf
H.257, St.23, E-7,
Raja Nadir Pervez Khan
Khawaja Saad Rafique
Sarwar Lodge Gohra Gali,Murree
Mian Abdul Manan
22- Latif Park, Madina Town
Rana Muhammad Arshad
Lahore Poly Technic Institute
Yatim Khana Chowk
Bilal Ahmed Awan
P.O Sriay Neimat Khan
Tehsil & Distt Haripur Ch. Birjees Tahir
Jamia Masjid Road
Malik Naeem Awan
H.28, Sector 3
Khalabat Township Scheme Haripur
Pir Amin ul Hasnaat
Village Behra, Distt Khushab
Mir Pur Khas Sindh
Syed Jameel Hussain Bukhari
House No. 70,St.12
Ch. Muhammad Asghar
Pakistan Zardari Party Contact Information
Contact Pakistan Zardari Party CEC representatives and urge them to STOP this conspiracy:
Central Executive Committee (CEC)
Office Bearers of CEC
Asif Ali Zardari
H. No. 8, St. 19, F-8/2, Islamabad
051-2282781, 2255264, Fax 2282741. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. pk
Makhdoom Amin Fahim
11-A, 2nd Sun Set Street, DHA, Karachi, 021-5842140, 0228-31199, 051-2840588, 0300-9221234
E-mail: csppp@comsats. net.pk
Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
Gilani House, Ghaus-al-Azam Road, Multan, 155-B, Phase-I, Defence, Lahore
061-542424, 0300-8448141, 8730662; 042-5723234. E-mail : makhdoomyrgillani@ hotmail.com
Mr. Jehangir Bader
140/107 Karim Block, Allama Iqbal Town, Lahore. 042-5414990- 1, 0300-8470402; 051-2276014, Fax 051-2276016
E-mail: bader@brain. net.pk
Mian Raza Rabbani
Deputy Secretary General
H. No. 14/II, St. 31, Phase-V, Ext. DHA, Karachi:
021-5865841- 2, 0300-9291624, 051-9223854. E-mail: rrabbani@cyber. net.pk
Ms Sherry Rehman
49-Old Clifton, Karachi
021-5834663, 0300-8222881, 0300-5001420, 051-9224129
E-mail : sherryrehman@ gmail.com; srehman@sat. net.pk
Mr. Sajjad Bokhari
Deputy Information Secretary
8 – Davis Road, Lahore – Tel: 042-63714559, 0300-8446754, E-mail: pppintl@lhr. paknet.com. pk
Mr. Babar Awan
27-E, Ali Plaza, Blue Area, Islamabad. 051-2823778, 2276540, 0320-4265000
E-mail: drbabarawan@ hotmail.com
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi
President (Ex Officio Member)
H. No.445, Bab-ul-Quresh, Muhallah Daulat Gate, Multan
061-4514666, 042-5712289, 0300-8634453 E-mail: smhq148@hotmail. com
Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar
4-A Main Gulberg-II, Main Blvd. Lahore Tel: 042-5870106, 0300-8467744, E-mail : amservis@hotmail. com
Ch. Aitzaz Ahsan
5- Kanal Bank, Zaman Park, Lahore.
042-6369725; 6361800, 6305327,
Haji Aziz-ur-Rehman Chan
President Lahore (Ex-Officio Member)
110 – Suriyya Jabeen Park, Main GT Road, Baghbanpura, Lahore.
Tel: 042-6819739, 6815300, 0303-7351276 E-mail: chanppplahore@ hotmail.com
1 – Mianwali Qureshian, R. Y. Khan.
0731-65555, 042-6651613, 0300-8459101
Mr. Mohammed Afzal Sandhu
Room No. 1, 2nd Floor, Naqi Arcade, The Mall, Lahore.
042-7589878, 6371508, 0631-51300, 72639, 72339, 0300-42440384
Ch. M. Zaka Ashraf
128 Tufail Road, Lahore Cantt.
042-6655002- 3, 0300-8459215; 051-2825777. E-mail: asmllhr@hotmail. com
Nawabzada Ghazanfar Gul
Kothi Nawab Sahib, Gujrat City.
0300-451222; 04331 523131; 523231, E-mail: ghazanfarali@ hotmail.com
Senator (R) Dr. Akbar Khawaja (Special Invitee)
38A, Johar Town, Lahore
0300-4234089; (001) 703-725-6786. E-mail: email@example.com
Mr. Qasim Zia
16-Sarwar Road Lahore Cantt.
042-6664110- 11, 9200315, 0300-8442317, E-mail: qasim@brain. net.pk
Rana Aftab Ahmad
D-613, Peoples Colony, Faisalabad – 041-712555, 612444, 0303-7362852
E-mail: aftabirshad@ hotmail.com
Dr A. Rehman Malik
H. No. 419, St. 38, Sector G-10/4, Islamabad – Cell: 0321-2033383
E-mail: president@dmdigital t.co.uk
Mr Sultan Mahmood Qazi
H. No. 50 / 8, Taimor House, Lane 3 Gulistan Colony, Rawalpindi – Tel: 051-5511579, 0333-5145179
Dr. Israr Shah
Address : Attabak Pharmaceuticals, Block C, Industrial Area, I-10/3, Islamabad
Tele: 051-4434124, 44342901, 0300-8562032 – E-mail : attabak@brain. net.pk
Syed Qaim Ali Shah
President PPP Sindh (Ex-Officio Member)
H. No. 50, St. No. 14, Khayaban-e-Mujahid, Phase-I, DHS, Karachi
021-5850308; 0792-52481; 52219, 552900, 051-9207477 – E-mail: pppsindh@yahoo. com
Mr Nisar Ahmed Khuhro
7th – Gizri Street DHA Karachi
021-9212031, 0333-2113388 – E-mail: nisarpppsindh@ hotmail.com
Syed Naveed Qamar
Unit No. 2, Latifabad, Hyderabad;
0221-860892, 021-5874751, 5868850, 0300-5000222, E-mail: naveedqamar@ yahoo.com
Nawab Mohammed Yousaf Talpur
6-A, North Circular Avenue, Phase-I, DHS, Karachi
021-5882841- 2, 0300-8236468. E-mail : talpur_nawab@ hotmail.com
Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah
Manzil Gah Road, Sukkur. 071-30870, 30875
40/1, St. A, Khayaban Shujaat, Phase-V, DHA, Karachi Tel: 021-5845941, 5846941, 051-9208370, 9221147
Senator Dr. Safdar Ali Abbasi
D-42, Block-4, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi
021-4983169, 5838102, 510832, 513981, 051-9209307 – E-mail: benazir@zab. net.pk
Sardar Nabeel Ahmad Gabol
32/2 Khayaban Hilal, Phase-VI, DHA, Karachi
021-5850371, 0300-8241441, 8563296, 051-9221880 – E-mail: nabilgabol@hotmail. com
Mr. Rashid Hussain Rabbani
President Karachi (Ex-officio member)
C-57, Block D, North Nazimabad, Karachi. 021-6632469, 6674949, 0321-223869
E-mail: rabbani_52@hotmail. com
Mr. Murad Ali Shah
A-15-A/2 Central Ave. DHA, Karachi. 021-58997931, 0300-8210080 – E-mail: murad@wahur. com
Dr. Fehmida Mirza
Information Secretary – Sindh
38/I, 23rd Street, Khayaban Mujahid, Phase-V, DHA, Karachi. 021-5846509
E-mails: fehmida_m2000@ yahoo.com; fehmidam_2000@ yahoo.com
Senator Farooq H. Naek Advocate
Suite-5, 3rd Floor, Shafiq Plaza, Block-A
Sarwar Shaheed Road, Karachi
021-5687931- 3, 0300-8232527, Fax: 5687979 E-mail: naek_law786@ hotmail.com
Pir Mazharul Haq
Pir Colony, Dadu
22-B Lalazar, Off Boat Club Road, MT Khan Road, Karachi
Tele: 0254-710002, 021-5612298, 0300-3279135 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Rahimdad Khan
President (Ex Officio Member)
Village Hathian, Mardan. 0931-820155, 0303-7820435. E-mail: hathianhouse@ hotmail.com
Mr. Abdul Akbar Khan
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BAHAWALPUR: Deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said on early Sunday the Pakistani lawyers’ movement for the rule of law and independence of the judiciary was strengthening day by day and it would achieve its goals soon.
Addressing an All Pakistan lawyers’ convention at the High Court Bar Association, Bahawalpur, he claimed it had become an international movement as bars and lawyers all over the world were supporting it. He said millions of people were joining the movement for an independent judiciary.
“After the disgrace of the judiciary on November 3, 2007, it was amazing for everyone how lawyers, civil society and the masses supported the drive. Good governance only comes through the rule of law and the Constitution. The rule of law and the Constitution is guaranteed by an independent judiciary.”
He said an independent judiciary also secured the rights of the poor and the oppressed. “Lawyers are the soul of the movement and the media is its voice. The media has brought the lawyers movement into the limelight and made it a common man’s issue,” he added. He said many judges who had taken oath under the PCO were upset and felt it was against their conscience.
He said during his tenure, he took up the common man’s issues through suo motu notices and the illegal sale of kidneys was taken up for immediate legislation.
Earlier, the deposed CJ was accorded a rousing welcome on his arrival in Bahawalpur at 3 am, about eight hours behind his schedule. He was warmly received at the River Sutlej bridge on the Bahawalpur-Multan Road as it was his first to the city after his removal.
Agencies add: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Aitzaz Ahsan warned if the judges were not reinstated by August 14, a new drive would be announced on August 15. Addressing the lawyers’ convention, he said the people of Multan and Bahawalpur had proved they were with Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.
Ali Ahmad Kurd said, “Only Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry is the chief justice of Pakistan. No one can dare change him.” Justice Jahangir Arshad charged the government of lying. “Whatever the law minister says, it looks as if Wasi Zafar is speaking and Information Minister Sherry Rehman speaks the language of Muhammad Ali Durrani,” he charged.
United4Justice: It’s great to see movement going on with full swing despite Qyumitus or Dogar Virus as they are said.
InshaAllah success will be of the right and justice will prevail.
In Dr. Shahid Masoods programme “Meray Mutabiq” on Geo TV, Lt Gen(R) Jamshaid Gulzar Kiyani exposes Musharraf’s evil actions.
apart from exposing his 12 October 1999 actions and his other crimes , former core commander Rawalpindi also told the nation about the great crime which only a savage minded and a retarded person can do i.e. using chemical weapons(banned even for the use in full scale wars) against the innocent kids in Lal Masjid operation.
Below are the details of the interview.
Source : http://www.geo.tv/6-3-2008/18848.htm
RAWALPINDI: Lt Gen (retd) Jamshaid Gulzar Kiyani on Monday stressed the need for making an example of President Pervez Musharraf to block the emergence of future dictators in the country.
Talking to Dr Shahid Masood in the Geo TV programme Meray Mutabiq, he said General Musharraf had committed basic mistakes such as the Kargil debacle, surrender to the US threat of pushing Pakistan into the stone age and the Lal Masjid destruction.
He said no power could stay in the face of the power of the people. He said he had seen the period of Ayub Khan, who could not face the wrath of the people. When asked whether the Army was with Musharraf, he said the armymen would never say anything about it and such things were never discussed in the Army.
He ruled out the imposition of martial law, saying that the president could not use Article 58-2(b). Gen Gulzar said Musharraf’s departure from power was close at hand. He said the president should not have given in to the US threat in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. He said the Pakistan Army was the best professional Army in the world. He said Musharraf had options at that time and he should have held a referendum to ascertain the will of the people.
Gen Gulzar said the referendum Musharraf held for himself was a fake exercise as Gen Zia did the same during his rule. He said Musharraf was clearly told about this mistake and afterwards he accepted his mistake.
He said today everybody believed that Gen Musharraf was fighting the American war on the soil of Pakistan and “we are paying for that today.” departure from power was close at hand. He said the president should not have given in to US threat in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. He said the threat to push Pakistan into the stone age was delivered by the then secretary of state Colin Powel and not by the American president. He said the president arrested and handed over Pakistanis to the US. Where have these unknown people gone? he asked.
He asked what was the crime of Mullah Zaeef and as a diplomat did he deserve such insulting behaviour? He said the ISI was used to commit wrong acts. He said he was in the ISI and advised against such acts but his advice fell on deaf ears. As a result today Musharraf was the most unpopular president. If he had accepted the advice, he would have been the most successful president of Pakistan today.
He said suicide attacks that were beyond imagination before 9/11 are difficult to control now, he said. He said he was not a supporter of suicide attacks but these reflect an easy reaction that cannot be stopped by anyone.
He said there were suicide attacks one after the other in the wake of the Lal Masjid and the Jamia Hafsa operation. He said if there were foreign elements in Lal Masjid, where did they go? He said innocent students were targeted with phosphorus grenades, that he added come in the fold of chemical weapons. He said he had never seen such an act of tyranny. He said when a bullet crosses the body it is not a wrong use of power but that is a tyrannical act. It tantamounts to killing an ant with a hammer.
He said ex-servicemen should have come forward a long time ago but they have not been an organized body that could be activated on one call. About the economic situation, General Gulzar Kiyani termed the present period the worst when it was difficult for the poor to get even one meal.
When asked about his appointment and expulsion as Chairman Federal Public Service Commission, Gen Kiyani said the real differences started after the 9/11 episode. “After retiring from the Army on Oct 14, 2004, when I reminded General Saheb his commitment to doff his uniform during a meeting, he said that the nation needed him.”
He said it was a reaction to his policies that suicide attacks started in the country. He said force was used in South and North Waziristan and 80 students were killed in a Bajaur Madrassa in an American operation. What was the crime of these students, he asked.
He said he remained Chairman of the Public Service Commission for three years. At that time the prime minister was Jamali whose first demand was to give power of appointments in CBR and FIA to ministers. He said if this power was given to ministers they would have gotten their own way.
He said one of the two officers approved by former prime minister Shaukat Aziz faced a NAB corruption case while the other had no chance of promotion. “I requested them that this would cause great demoralisation among the bureaucracy. I humbly submitted to them that this was a wrong step but in a short period the chairman’s tenure was reduced from five to three years under the PCO to remove me.”
He expressed regret over the suicide attack outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad adding there was no conception of suicide bombings before 9/11. The policies of President Pervez Musharraf in the post-9/11 scenario led to suicide attacks in Pakistan.
Pulling the curtain off past events, Lt Gen (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani denied a hand in the removal of Nawaz’s government on October 12, 1999. “I was major general then and I was promoted on November 1, 1999. After that I took the responsibility of corps commander Rawalpindi and successfully held the post for two years.”
Commenting on the 9/11 events of 2001, he said undoubtedly a hell was unleashed on New York but he never reconciled with the practical course President Pervez Musharraf adopted after the incident.
To a question, he said no aspersion could be cast on the loyalty of the Army and so on the corps commander. A corps commander also remains loyal to the army chief. However, different views came up at the corps commanders meetings in the wake of 9/11. Big differences emerged then. When General (retd) Musharraf asked as to what were their views to the threats of pushing Pakistan into the stone age, a difference of opinion emerged in the views of the corps commanders. It was three to four days after 9/11. Some commanders openly told Chief Executive Pervez Musharraf that they had reservations. These pertained to an outright and open support to the US. They believed that the US should not be extended support blindly. The corps commander is a professional soldier and ignoring his advice leads to losses.
Regarding the 1971 war, he said he was on the eastern border but never became a prisoner of war. He said there is no doubt that excesses were committed against the people of Bengal. He held then General Yahya Khan responsible for the same. General Niazi totally failed in East Pakistan and his role was very embarrassing which is a matter of regret.
General (retd) Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani said according to his information Nawaz Sharif did not know anything about the Kargil episode. He was never thoroughly briefed on the same. He supported holding of a probe into the Kargil fiasco, adding factors behind the scene, about which people do not know, would also come into the limelight.
Asked what was his plan, General Kiyani said he had briefed Nawaz Sharif and told him that it was a very sensitive issue and he could not unveil all the details to him. He was only apprised of the ongoing situation. Nawaz time and again asked about the truth from senior officials including Sartaj Aziz who was the foreign minister. He also tried to persuade the chief of army staff. General Majid spoke in detail on the issue. General Mahmood was the corps commander then.
Kiyani said our Jawans (soldiers) bravely fought the Kargil War. I think they revived the memories of the 1965 war. Our officers fought more fiercely than in the 1965 War and repulsed enemy attacks time and again. Despite the fact that supplies were disrupted due to extreme cold, the Jawans continued the war. He repeated that arguments will come up when there will be a probe.
He termed Nawaz’s travel to the US a bid to save the prestige of the Pakistan Army. He said in the meeting of May 17 Nawaz gave a green signal to the operation. He assured conditional support to General Musharraf that the government would back the operation when he successfully moved forward. If unfortunately the same failed, he would not be in a position to support him (Musharraf). When the army was caught in an awkward situation, he again travelled to the US to save the symbol of the country, the Pakistan Army.
To a question about the use of nuclear weapons in the war, General Kiyani said the war could have not been kept limited to the Kargil sector or a particular front particularly when the two countries possessed nuclear weapons.
Referring to the book authored by General Musharraf, Jamshed Gulzar Kiyani said whatever has been written there is against logic. If you catch your enemy by the jugular vein he would react with full force. If you cut enemy supply lines, the only option for him will be to ensure supplies by air. That situation the Indian Army was unlikely to confront and it had to come up to the occasion. It is against wisdom that you dictate to the enemy to keep the war limited to a certain front. After that Nawaz went to the United States. But an attempt was made to create the impression in the print media that Nawaz Sharif was at fault to surrender there. He said this impression was created by General Pervez Musharraf which was totally wrong.
12 May Black Day—>The day to remember the spirits of those who died for the cause of justice in Pakistan
On 12 May 2007 ,Pakistan saw one of the most brutal government sponsored terrorism on the streets of Karachi.
The day on which the Chief Justice of Pakistan (The genuine one not the false one like dogar) Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary arrived in Karachi to address the Karachi Bar but was barred to go along with his lawyers to go outside the Karachi airport.
Outside the airport government set a stage to terrorise the civil society,lawyers,political workers and everyone who wanted to welcome the true CJ of Pakistan by invoking a massacre on the roads and streets of Karachi with the help of then the ruling parties in Sind.
more than 40 people died on that day of terror and brutality.
May Allah bless those souls and bless this country.
|May 12 victim vows to ‘sacrifice more’ for CJP Chaudhry|
Twenty-seven-year-old Mohammad Kamil spends day and night on a charpoy for the pre-PCO Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP), Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, “because he is the only person who could provide justice,” Kamil said. He is wheelchair-bound, and said that if he were able to walk again, he would sacrifice more for the CJP — someone he has never met.
Kamil was attacked by armed men inside a mosque in the Malir Halt near the Ranger’s office on May 12, 2007. He was lying there for around four hours before being taken for treatment. He said around 250 people, including six women, had taken shelter inside the mosque and locked its door.
A worker of the Awami National Party (ANP) said he along with his friend, Ishaq, had arrived there at around 11:30am when several gunmen carrying grenades and G-3 rifle attacked them. “Ishaq was hit on his head and died there instantly,” he said, adding that he ran towards the mosque but he was hit on the back, resulting in critical injuries.
Kamil, a factory worker, is the father of two children. He said he used to earn Rs6,000 (including Rs2,000 as overtime) at the factory. “Now I am penniless,” he said. His son, aged six years, had abandoned studies at school because of lack of fee and he got him admitted in a Madressa.
He remained hospitalised for 22 days and added that the party helped him for treatment by giving him Rs75, 000.
He said now a doctor in Nazimabad demanded over Rs4m for his treatment. Kamil said his uncle approached the doctor as to whether his nephew would be able to walk after treatment. The doctor replied that he could not give guarantee in this regard. “My uncle suggested to me that it would not be advisable for spending a huge amount of money on treatment without any assurance of recovery,” Kamil said, adding that since then he was relying on God to help him. He said the government had not provided him any promised compensation.
Another wounded, Ahmed, 18, recalled that a “blast” had injured him near the Malir Halt. “I was being taken in an ambulance when gunmen attacked it,” he said. They attacked the ambulance driver on the head and he died. “They got hold of us and beat us for four hours,” he said. “When we became unconscious, they left us assuming that we were dead,” Ahmed said. He also complained lack of compensation.
But he said a man, Noor Hussain, who was injured along with him had been given Rs125,000 by the government. —IA