THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE LAWYERS´ MOVEMENT (2007-2009)

  • Muhammad Shafi Government Shalimar College,Lahore
Keywords: Judicial activism, Doctrine of necessity, Suo moto, Military

Abstract

The Lawyers’ Movement in Pakistan was started on 9 March 2007 when the Chief Justice of Pakistan was unconstitutionally sacked by General Pervez Musharraf. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary came into the lime light when he took up many important cases regarding violations of human rights, public interests and provided relief to most neglected and unprivileged people of Pakistan.1 The tussle between Chief Justice of Pakistan and government started over the issues of Judicial Activism, annulment of Karachi Steel Mills, cases of missing persons, investigation of land allotments to influential people in Gawadar, cases of environmental pollution like New Murree Project, conflicts among judges, letter written by Advocate Naeem Bokhari, Chief Justice’s efforts for the rule of law and supremacy of the constitution and above all Musharraf wanted to elect himself as President in uniform.

Published
2019-01-31