Ali Ahmed Kurd



Designation: Lawyer
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Pakistan Bar Council

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Ali Ahmad Kurd is a Pakistani lawyer who has served as President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and is prominent in the Lawyers' Movement in that country. He opposed President Pervez Musharraf.


While vice-chairman of the Balochistan Bar Association in 2002, Ali Ahmad Kurd staged a protest burning of amendments to the constitution that had been proposed by Musharraf. The action formed part of wider protests by lawyers' associations, religious bodies and political parties in reaction to what they perceived to be attempts by Musharraf to undermine his opponents and consolidate his own power.

Kurd was briefly detained on 29 April 2007 in Quetta on the charges of inciting people during an absentia funeral of Nawab Akbar Bugti a year earlier. His detention was protested by lawyers and police released him, claiming that there had been no arrest and that the matter was a misunderstanding. Kurd was at that time vice-chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council.

After imposing martial law in Pakistan on 3 November 2007, Musharraf suspended the constitution and Kurd was among those placed under house arrest. He was released in March 2008.

Later, in March 2009 when President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Kurd led protests by lawyers seeking the return of an independent judiciary. These protests were influential in the reinstatement of Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry as Chief Justice. Chaudhry had been removed from his position by Musharraf and the decision was not reversed under the presidency of Asif Ali Zardari until the lawyers began a mass march from Lahore to Islamabad that was supported by large crowds and coincided with rioting.

In 2012, Kurd was considered as a nominee for the post of Chief Election Commissioner of Pakistan by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz but was ruled out of contention due to constitutional ineligibility. He had also been considered as a possible caretaker prime minister.

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Anjum Ifftikhar Qurashi ( rawalpindi,Pakistan) Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:44:59 PM (MDT - USA)
sir hum app ke sath he or INsha Allah app jeetay gye pindi se ex Nazam pindi

kamran rizki ( karachi,Pakistan) Sunday, March 31, 2013 10:23:17 AM (MDT - USA)
well come to election

bilal ( Karachi,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 21, 2010 6:53:04 AM (MDT - USA)
i know him since my childhood from quetta, he was my nieghbour and a active student political worker, he always dealt us with love and smile and gave us toffees too... hahaha. his mother was a very good mother and loved us soo much

BAK ( Islamabad,Pakistan) Wednesday, December 23, 2009 4:42:07 AM (MDT - USA)
?People like Kurd are a rare specie in Pakistan. He right to say that judiciary of pakistan is not functioning the way it should have been. In my opinion a judge should unbiased, innocent, should not attend state and social functions except his/her very close relations,should not see political debate on tv and not read political reviews on news papers. This is why Kurd has criticized the judges that they are influenced by tv progammes and news papers articles.The supreme court should stop TV anchors presenting lopsided political programmes and present balanced programmes where both parties are given chance to present and defend themselves.Such lopsided Shaheen Sahbai,Insar Abbasi etc.

Ezad ( Dubai,United arab Emirates) Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:46:26 AM (MDT - USA)
Ali Ahmad Kurd May God Bless You!! you are our Hope for future and now you have a big responsibility on your shoulder to lead the nation of Pakistan.

minhaj ( karachi,United States) Monday, August 10, 2009 9:37:01 PM (MDT - USA)
he should get matured he is still in his college like leadership its share tragedy that he is leading the lawyers just because of his speeches and showing his anger against Musrraf not because of intelligence or winning cases in court for which is has been so called lawyer. Pakistani nation is lead by the persons who not are educated nor intelligence or they have any proven record that have done good to nation. God bless Pakistan

hussan ( lisbon,Portugal) Sunday, August 9, 2009 6:21:57 AM (MDT - USA)
Ali kurad was fighting 4 Ch they have archived their Ch Iftikar is at the chair...wt he is doing 4 he trying to stop the black marketing of the they all are the members of a team sucking the blood of mother land.

asher ( amsterdam,Netherlands) Sunday, August 9, 2009 6:10:09 AM (MDT - USA)
i think there is no difference between Baitullah Mehsud and Ali Ahmed is payed by india n other is by Nawaz Shrif just for creating tension in pakistan .it could be by gun or political isue ..

david ( amsterdam,Netherlands) Sunday, August 9, 2009 5:56:36 AM (MDT - USA)

aamir ( faisalabad,Pakistan) Sunday, August 2, 2009 6:21:58 AM (MDT - USA)
he is really a great man and is proud for all pakistani community around the world

munir ( lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:20:03 AM (MDT - USA)
he is true Pakistani.

Mohammed Shahid Siddiqui ( Dubai,United arab Emirates) Tuesday, April 14, 2009 6:05:18 AM (MDT - USA)
If your cheater Chaudhry wants the power after a deal with Cheaters like nawaz and zardari, so why he didn't except the offer of Sir Pervaiz Musharaf, at least Pervaiz Musharaf is much much better then the two cheaters.

TASNEEM A SIDDIQUI ( Staten Island ( NY ) 10303,United States) Monday, April 13, 2009 8:08:51 PM (MDT - USA)
Normally if we say something for someone,it means that we are limiting his personality.Whereas regarding Mr.Ali Ahmed kurd, if i will start to write about him,i will be unable to stop myself,because he is the only light on the other side of tunnel.They way he handled the movement with other colleagues was a first step towards prosperous Pakistan. Thanks Mr. Kurd, thanks,for your devotion towards movement of independence of judiciary. But in last it is requested that for God sake do not forget the sacrifices of those lawyers,and common man who sacrificed their lives for this noble cause with the slogan of " Equal Justice For All Without Any Status Discrimination". Last but not least God Bless You Mr. Kurd.

Anwar Salim Keen ( Multan,Pakistan) Saturday, April 11, 2009 1:25:11 PM (MDT - USA)
He is as vigorous as a Mustang.He is a person with simplicity plus high moral dedication.He is a proud star of our civil society.

tayub mahmood ( uk,United Kingdom) Saturday, April 4, 2009 3:25:59 PM (MDT - USA)
He is a credit to Pakistan along with Mr Iftekhar. May Allah give them strength and ability to bring justice,to poor Pakistani peoples.

Syed Mustafa Zaidi ( Mississauga,Canada) Tuesday, March 24, 2009 10:57:21 AM (MDT - USA)
With due respect to Mr. Ali Ahmed kurd, what he has done to abolish karo kari in his own province and sardari nizam. If he can mobilize lawyers against two presidents of a country and succeeds. It is very astonishing that he is unable to mobilize lawyers and civil societies from to Baluchistan to abolish karo kari and punish those who are killing woman and men who want to live their life by their choice. If so far he has not started any movement for these innocent people from his own home, then his role torch bearer for justice becomes doubtful.

FARSHOWI KURD ( gulao,Malta) Thursday, March 5, 2009 1:10:21 AM (MDT - USA)

sajid iqbal ( redditch,United Kingdom) Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:42:01 AM (MDT - USA)
history will remember u as hero if u done it

Kashif Ali ( Karachi,Pakistan) Monday, February 23, 2009 3:49:01 AM (MDT - USA)
For Mr. Shahid Siddique.., Sir, Movement for Justice is not the restoration of CJ, it is for the rule of law and against the illegal actions of Nov2, if u want to remove the CJ, a lawfull course of action as per the constitution / law has to be followed. If u are sure that CJ has such property give the evidance to the ruling party and advise them to launch a case accordingly and punish the culprit (if proved) through a judiciary recognized by the masses.

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Mere Mutabiq
Topic: Exclusive Conversation with Ali Ahmed Kurd and Athar Minallah.
Hosted By: Shahid Masood
Added On: Saturday, March 28, 2009 (MDT - USA)
I khan ( london,United Kingdom) Sunday, March 29, 2009 12:25:58 AM (MDT - USA)
you have done a great job
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Added On: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (MDT - USA)
Muhammad A Bajwa ( Perth,Australia) Wednesday, March 18, 2009 7:10:52 PM (MDT - USA)
Allah app jaisay logoon ko humesha pakistan main kaem aur daem rakhay. salute 2 u
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Fahad Khalil ( London,United Kingdom) Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:58:31 PM (MDT - USA)
Congrats to Ali ahmed kurd, his innocence on the face tells the story!!!! I hope he get his 10 corere from Mr. Qayyum which is a supreme court property and should be trasferred.
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Added On: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (MDT - USA)
zaheer uddin babur ( lahore,Pakistan) Wednesday, March 18, 2009 12:34:59 PM (MDT - USA)
ali ahmed kurd is a brave and very committed person. he should continue his struggle for justice, people of pakistan are with him.
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