Mirza launches tirade against CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry


If Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry remains unable to deliver justice to the victims of tragic incidents like May 12, 2007 and April 9, 2008, then there is no option left but to believe that he used the legal community only for his restoration,” said former Sindh home minister Dr Zulifqar Mirza.
“The Chief Justice of Pakistan is reluctant to bring the culprits of May 12 and April 9 mayhems to justice,” alleged Mirza, while speaking at a dinner hosted in his honour by the Malir Bar Association (MBA) late Thursday night.
Due to objections from some office bearers of MBA earlier, the oath-taking ceremony was converted to a welcoming ceremony, where Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Ahmed Soomro and Information Minister Sharjeel Memon also participated in the programme.
Lauding the sacrifices of lawyers for the restoration of independent judiciary, Mirza said he did not [completely] agree with the chief justice on many issues but claimed that the government was committed to implement the Supreme Court orders.
Expressing concerns over the killing of around 50 people in Karachi in the past few days, the former home minister said they [government] would fight against those elements involved in these incidents and bring them to justice.
Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief for gearing up efforts of forming a grand opposition alliance to derail the government and alleged that Nawaz Sharif had violated the Charter of Democracy. “The PML-N had asked all political parties not to contact Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) but now Nawaz was inviting the MQM himself to join them against the government.”
Objecting to the comments made by the information minister, MBA General Secretary Khalid Mehmood suggested all participants not to use the lawyers’ platform for expressing their political views. Meanwhile, MBA President Ashraf Samoo highlighted the problems being faced by the lawyer’s body.
Sindh Law Minister Ayaz Soomro said all the demands made by the leadership of MBA would be fulfilled and announced a grant of Rs 1 million for the lawyers’ association.
It is worth noting that the April 9, 2008 incident took place during the reign of Zulfiqar Mirza as Home Minister and in the tenure of the current government. Three years have passed since the tragic incident took place and the former home minister, with the law enforcement agencies under his control, was not able to apprehend the culprits.


  1. Frankly, I would be inclined to agree with Dr Mirza about his remarks regarding disinclination of the CJP to take action against perpetrators of 12th May killings and many target killings. Only yesterday an ANP leader, on a chat program on a TV channel, was complaining about CJP’s apathy about 12th May carnage.

    MQM thugs must realise that their misdeeds mentioned above will continue to haunt them and today or tomorrow they will be brought to justice.

  2. It is right, ANP thugs involved in 12 May 207 incidents must be brought to justice as it shows from CCTV Footages and ISI Reports.

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