Breaking News: CJ has been restored.

Cheif Justice of Pakistan has been restored and a verdict has been given that his suspecsion was illegal. 3 judges went against the verdict but 10 other judges have voted for above verdict.

More details to come…soon.


Unanimously full court has rejected the first meeting & the procedure of Supreme Judicial Council. Also the reference has been dropped / set-a-side by a ratio of 10:3. 10 Judges voted for dropping the reference while 3 judges voted for pursuing it. Forced leave law has been completely barred to be used by Executives against Judiciary.

Detailed verdict will follow few days later.

Update 2:
– Prime minister has said that country is facing tough time and we should look forward for working together. He also said its not win or loose, its regarding rule of law and law should be prevailed. He also said Govt. will abide by the decision.

14 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 5:30 pm

    oh thanks for the breaking news … shukar hay koi tu masla hul hua!!

  2. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 5:39 pm

    yup , also reply from Govt. is also very healthy. Law should always prevail. And now every one should work together to fix this extremisim issue.

  3. Opee (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 5:52 pm

    True B-Z!!

  4. Babar (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 7:33 pm

    Wonderful news. First time judiciary has reversed illegal action of a president.
    Although I think like the 3 judges that the reference itself should be persued, because I am afraid this will create a precedence for non-accountability of judges.

  5. Babar (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    In the above post, read army president.

    And I do hope they make him remove his uniform too.

  6. Opee (unregistered) on July 20th, 2007 @ 7:58 pm

    I too was against Musharraf (particularly in this CJP scenario). But amazed I am to see the reaction of people. How emotional we are! :)

    If things are moving in right direction. Let it be, let it be.

  7. suh (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    this is a victory itself for musharaf, for the first time in our history we are seeing a free media and now a free judicary, surly this is a boost for musharaf

  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 5:20 am

    Good goood

  9. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 5:33 am


    I am afraid this will create a precedence for non-accountability of judges.

    Very true! I also am.

    Judiciary’s true strength and freedom does not lie in CJP’s restoration, rather, it depends on:

    – whether it is able to restore true democracy in the country.

    – how quick can our system resolve millions of unsolved, pending cases.

    As common people, no one is more interested in what they do to the CJP than being more concerned about one’s case in the court that remains pending no just for a few years, rather, for generations…

  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 5:35 am

    @hm: Very true. Now, see…we have a case for almost 15-20 years …. :D

  11. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 6:20 am


    It used to irritate me a lot whenever I saw these so-called men of justice claiming they are fighting for the people of Pakistan when every-the-hell-one knows Waqeel gharib aadmi ko kitna _aleel karta hai.

  12. exciton (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

    @HM, @Babar:

    The issue of restoration of the CJ is more about the “step in the right direction”. Lets hope this decision as a watershed moment in our rather ignominious history. It could never have happened before today, without the popular support that we witnessed in recent times.

    We need to realize that under the CJP Iftikhar the SC case load was halved from 83,000 cases to 43,000. The SC did not take their usual summer vacation all in an endeavor to reduce the case load.

    However, I am sure you would agree that social, intellectual maturation of nation is a process and does not occur in isolation. For example, our private broadcast media played an important role in the current crisis. More and more people got mobilized as a result, which imparted a sense of courage to the judges that they can take the “right” decisions and need not be afraid of a military general any longer. Today, we have a populace that is generally not scared of the military, and openly seeks democratic relief.

    Now lets roll back to the time of our previous generation, where FM Ayub stated the democracies is for people of cold climates and does not suit us. Imagine someone giving a statement like that today. Realize that as a nation, we too have come of age — matured substantially.

    I am not disagreeing with either of you, instead pointing out that make no mistake we all (including you and I) have a role to play. Road to Democracy requires a Free Press and Independent Judiciary, and warrants ongoing sincere and complete participation and activism from the demos (people). We must continue to do the needful to make sure that the initiative we have gained through the current SC decision is not lost, insha Allah.

  13. PGalt (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 9:54 am

    SUH you post at 12:17am very positive. Interesting blog for the great citizens of Lahore. My first time here. Thanks to all contributors.

  14. Abdullah (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 10:21 am

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