Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry



Designation: Former Chief Justice Of Pakistan
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Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, (born 12 December 1948), was the 18th Chief Justice of Pakistan. Hailing from Quetta, Balochistan Province of Pakistan, Chaudhry started practice as an advocate at Sindh High Court in 1976. He was elected as President Balochistan Bar Association, Quetta in the year of 1986 and was elected twice as Member Bar Council. He was appointed Advocate General Balochistan in the year 1989. He also discharged duties as Banking Judge Special Court for Speedy Trials, Judge Customs Appellate Court as well as Company Judge. He was appointed as Chairman Balochistan Local Council Election Authority in the year 1992 and thereafter for second term in the year 1998. He ascended as a senior advocate at Supreme Court before taking a government law assignment in Quetta. In 1990, he was appointed as an additional judge at the Balochistan High Court.He was appointed as Chairman Provincial Review Board for the Province of Balochistan on the recommendations of Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan. He also was appointed twice as Chairman of Pakistan Red Crescent Society Balochistan by Government of Balochistan. Later in 1999 he was nominated as Chief justice of Balochistan High Court by the President Rafiq Tarar. The same year, he controversially took oath under Chief of Army Staff General Pervez Musharraf, validating the LFO ordnance No. 2002, and ascended to the Supreme Court in 2002. On 30 June 2005, President Musharraf appointed Chaudhry as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. In 2007 Musharraf asked Chaudhry to resign, which he refused, therefore leading to his suspension on 3 November 2007. He was restored on 22 March 2009, along with several other judges.

His notable rulings including the suo motu notice of controversial privatization of the Pakistan Steel Mills, leading the case of missing persons in Balochistan, arguing and issuing orders against the New Murree project regarding as environmental catastrophe, ruling the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) as unconstitutional and irrelevant. Recently, after proceeding the notice of contempt against the Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani who forcefully refusing to direct a letter to Swiss authorities over President's hidden assets in Swiss Banks, Chaudry retroactively discharged and ousted Gillani and his government on April 26, 2012.

Career in law

Chaudhry has a Bachelors in Arts and Bachelors in Law (LLB) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He joined the bar in 1974. Later, he was enrolled as Advocate of the High Court in 1976 and as an Advocate of the Supreme Court in 1985. In 1989 he was appointed Advocate General, Balochistan by Akbar Bugti the then Chief Minister of Balochistan. He was elevated as Additional Judge, Balochistan High Court on 6 November 1990 until 21 April 1999. On 22 April 1999 he became Chief Justice of Balochistan High Court. Besides remaining as Judge of High Court, he discharged duties as Banking Judge, Judge Special Court for Speedy Trials, Judge Customs Appellate Courts as well as Company Judge. Chaudhry also remained President of High Court Bar Association, Quetta, and was elected twice as Member of the Bar Council. In 1992 he was appointed as Chairman of Balochistan Local Council Election Authority and thereafter for second term in 1998. He also worked as Chairman, Provincial Review Board for the province of Balochistan and was twice appointed as Chairman of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society, Balochistan.

On 4 February 2000 he was nominated Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan. He is said to be the youngest Chief Justice of Pakistan, who will be serving the longest period that any other chief justice has ever served in the history of Pakistan's judiciary. On 30 June 2005 he became the Chief Justice of Pakistan. At present, Justice Iftikhar is also functioning as Chairman, Enrollment Committee of Pakistan Bar Council and as Chairman, Supreme Court Building Committee.

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javed iqbal ( vernon,United States) Thursday, December 5, 2013 5:31:43 PM (MDT - USA)

HASSAN ( islamabad,Pakistan) Thursday, August 1, 2013 8:47:40 AM (MDT - USA)
he is a part of this corrupt system

omer ( lahre,Pakistan) Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:53:49 PM (MDT - USA)
a great person.

Muhammad Imran Sulehri ( Lahore ,Pakistan) Friday, May 31, 2013 11:06:50 AM (MDT - USA)
Muhammad Iftakhar Chohdary is a honest and good person I like him very much

Shoukat Ali ( Village Roshanabad ,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:53:35 PM (MDT - USA)
Iam thanksful of Allah which make an honourable & honest person as a chief Justice of Pakistan Which is Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry

Mrs.Mahmood ( Rawalpindi,Pakistan) Wednesday, April 17, 2013 3:58:53 AM (MDT - USA)
please ladies teachers ki election duty cancel ki jaye q k mojoda mulki halat k pashenazar ladies k liay duty dena mushkil hai.

deepak ( umerkot sindh,Pakistan) Sunday, April 14, 2013 6:01:05 AM (MDT - USA)
dear sir you are real hero of Pakistan nation .

Muhammad Shoaib Ansari ( Karachi,Pakistan) Tuesday, April 2, 2013 11:29:32 PM (MDT - USA)
You are our last hope for the real democracy.You already given orders for Overseas votes by electronic means. Please order also for the Pakistani voters by electronic means as much as possible.

Tahir ( Shahdadpur,Pakistan) Wednesday, February 13, 2013 6:29:20 AM (MDT - USA)
Sir. Pakistan main Allah k fazal se insaaf aap ki soorat main nazar aaney lga hai. Main shahdadpur k eak gao jatia se taaluq rakhta hoo. Na mere pas kisi political party ki shifarish hai. Or na mere pas rishwat k liye paise hain or na main rishwat jo sahi samajhta. NTS or RSU ki taraf se Hst Jst Pst main b merit ki shakal dikhai di thi.pr abhi 20% izafi no dena Female ko 1 saaf zulum dikhai de raha hai.agar izafi no dene the to ye test se pehle btana chahiye tha. Ab Allah k baad aap pr bhrosa hai k aap Allah ki maddad se hamari maddad kree. Jaazaa kallah hoo Khaira

raja hussain ( karachi,Pakistan) Thursday, January 31, 2013 8:24:00 AM (MDT - USA)
he is bias person he should treat with everyone equally

waheed ahmed ( riffah,Bahrain) Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:50:12 AM (MDT - USA)
great decisions taken by chief justice of Pakistan specially against present corrupt government . for public please think for stooping of future corruption to change by vote please select sincere person only

azeem akhtar ( charleroi belgium,United States) Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:37:46 PM (MDT - USA)
i like

Syed Yawar Abbas ( karachi,Pakistan) Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:02:59 PM (MDT - USA)
Mujhe chief justice ko ik Mazloom ko Insaaf dilane ki apeel karni he, uska naam Syed Khadam Hussain he, wo attock ke gao Kamra ka rehaishi he, us par uski saabka bivi ne jhuota maan hani ka case kya hoa he, aor waha ki Adalat police aor wakeel sab mile hoe hay, us begunaah ko ab jail me dala hoa he, waha uski koi sunne wala nhi meri apeel he uski Madad ki jaye,mene iski pic aor uske bare me facebook par bhi dia he, wo buht gareeb he uski Madad ki jaye, plzzzzz uski madad kro wo attock ki jail me he begunaah is waqt...

niaz hussian ( d m jamali,Pakistan) Wednesday, November 7, 2012 9:52:05 AM (MDT - USA)
mohtarm jnab aftkhar chodhri saheb jnab ap ne pakistani awam ky liae bahoot kochh kia bary bary kam anjam den ab ap jnab sey destric nasirabad balochistan ky awam ki janeb sey apny bachon ke talim ki bheek mangta hon nasirabd ke tamam band school kholwane ki appile karta hon pakistan ke mostkbal ko bachao for more infarmetion conect this nambar03003762259/03113702259

Zaheer ( Toronto,Canada) Sunday, October 28, 2012 10:19:22 AM (MDT - USA)
Respected Sir, I would like to draw your kind attention towads the increase in international telephone calls to Pakistan by ICH as 300-800% which is totally injustice. Pease, Sir, take a sou moto action against this injustice done by Govt. of Pakistan. May you live long!

kamran ( Hyderabad,Pakistan) Thursday, October 25, 2012 5:58:08 AM (MDT - USA)
Dear sir it is really Eid Gift for Pakistani people ur decision is reight because it is our local product keep it up sir all pakistani peoples are slute you.................................Eid Mubarak to you sir

Engineer Abbas Ali ( kasur,Pakistan) Monday, August 6, 2012 4:47:48 AM (MDT - USA)
I will pray to ALLAH for your long and healthy life .Pakistan Zinda baab.Or ap apni khidmat Pakistan k lye saranjam dete rahen.

Iftikhar Muhammad Choudhry ( Texas,United States) Friday, June 29, 2012 9:57:07 AM (MDT - USA)
Aap ney Ahley tashhi ki killing per khamooshi kion ikhtiar kar rakhi hey? Hey koi jawab aap key pass?

ali ( peshawar,Pakistan) Friday, May 18, 2012 12:08:34 PM (MDT - USA)
dear chief justice ma B.A ka student hon .mare ap sy request ha kea ap loadshading ka az khud notice nai ly sakty ....jab b study karny betho to light chali jati ha....ap sy 1 student ki request ha.....

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