Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (born 12 December 1948), was the 20th Chief Justice of Pakistan and the current de jure Chief Justice of Pakistan since November 03, 2007. He was appointed as Chief Justice by Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on May 7, 2005. He was suspended by President General Musharraf on March 9, 2007, on corruption charges but was reinstated on technical grounds by order of the Supreme Court on July 20, 2007.
After having been successfully elected as President for second term, Musharraf pre-empted an impending court decision against his re-election and suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency.Justice Iftikhar reacted promptly, convening a seven-member bench which issued an already prepared interim order against this action.
Subsequently, 111th brigade of the Pakistan army entered the supreme court building and removed Chaudhry and several other judges from the Supreme court.