Foreign magazine castigates CJP as an ‘unelected judge’

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Time magazine, a foreign-based magazine, has targeted CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for being ‘a lazy-eyed abrasive, un-charismatic, and visibly uncomfortable for scripted speeches’.
Expressing fears that taking suo motto notice and by keeping ‘his (CJP’s) unending pursuit of President Zardari, might endanger democracy, the media source terms CJP as “an unelected judge”, who has shown no letup in his vendetta against an elected prime minister and President Zardari, even at the cost which the country would end up paying.
This, despite the fact that Pakistan/democracy has nevertheless withstood countless ‘indispensable democratic (and non-democratic) heroes’ in past with aplomb.
The media source does not even spare CJP’s accepted ancestral honesty amid a hornets’ nest infested with blatant corruption and blind power, terming it as the source of CJP’s ‘obdurate and unending Robin Hood attitude’.

106 COMMENTS

  1. It is utter nonsense. When the Supreme Court decides, its decision is final and must be obeyed. It is not a new concept. It symbolises Rule of Law. The problem with the present regime and its allies is that they are small people with small brains and they speak without thinking it through. The Court decided on the arguments put before it. In the “Pir” of Multan’s case, he did not lodge an appeal nor sought a stay. Under these circumstances what other alternative the Court had but to enforce its decisiuon. The caption of the foreign magazine is based on sheer ignorance. Remember this. Had it not been because of the Chief Justice, the Country would have gone to dogs completely. A corruption quagmire of almost biblical proportions unleashed by Mr. 10 % Hazrat Janab Asif Ali Zerdari Sahib (be peace upon him and gift of God to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) and his hench men would have gone on unchecked but because of the C J. We should feel blessed that we have him and his team at the Supreme Court. .

    • What will we do if SC makes decisions which r absolutely illegal and imply revenge and political activism. Democracy is Parliamentary supremacy. It is parliament which gave birth to govt and judiciary. Democracy is all about supremacy of people expressed through their elected parliament. That s why in advanced countries like USA, Canada, India, and UK etc executive appoints the judges and judges are answerable to parliament. We should not blindly support what suits our political party interests.

    • He has become international stigma for Pakistan thru his politically motivated and power-hungry decisions. Read international media reports and not Punjabi-dominated prejudicial Pakistani media news channels. He did not hv power to disqualify an elected PM, while himself being unelected. While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

  2. True depiction of this tyrant. He is a true follower of Zia and constitution is nothing but a piece of paper for him. He is trampling the law for political purposes. Lowest point for judiciary in Pakistan

  3. What better can we expect from such a media?….we are use to this rubbish media war…..we are still with CJ..

  4. Time magazine is right, and the news reporter of this newspaper is not impartial while reporting. He describes CJ as being " ancestral honesty". Who ever said that? This is quite wrong and there have been many stories contradicting this. Indeed Musharraf charges of corruption against him were right. Only he did it wrong by forcing CJ to resign

  5. A campaign has started to malign the judge outside the country that will find its echo in the domestic media. Mark my words.

  6. Who cares what CJ looks like or what foreign magazines say about him. As long as he is doing the right thing and doing it with sincerety that is all that matters. If he can rid Pakistan of these ppp thugs, by any means possible, the country would be grateful to him and he would become a national hero.

    • O guy even Martial Law dictator Zia ul Haq who did whatever possible to suppress and crush and eliminate PPP could not annihilate PPP from Pakistan. How come a lazy-eyed CJ who did not hv even force at his command could finish PPP? It is a joke of the year from your pen to pin your hopes on CJ to eliminate PPP. Carry on.

      • @Your Daddy. read my post again. I said "If" he can rid……He may not be able to get rid of all but a few would be a start. They breed like rabbits. Thats the only entertainment poor people have.

        • Continue ur struggle. Anti-PPP people are suffering from anti-PPP syndrome which nis uncureable.

      • @AWAN. You don't matter. You are probably already starving to death anyway. Now go back and serve your master. Lower workers are not allowed in this forum.

        • You seem to have started eating in ur family for the first time. People like u who acquire some sort of living start taunting their neighbourhood. Apko nai dolat mubarak ho, but do not taunt other people. All upstarts have minds like you.

    • You mean anyone who can remove PPP is good. That is the reason you support this CJ?

  7. It is utter nonsense. When the Supreme Court decides, its decision is final and must be obeyed. It is not a new concept. It symbolises Rule of Law. The problem with the present regime and its allies is that they are small people with small brains and they speak without thinking it through. The Court decided on the arguments put before it. In the “Pir” of Multan’s case, he did not lodge an appeal nor sought a stay. Under these circumstances what other alter native the Court had but to enforce its decisiuon. The caption of the foreign magazine is based on sheer ignorance. Remember this. Had it not been because of the Chief Justice, the Country would have gone to dogs completely. A corruption quagmire of almost biblical proportions unleashed by Mr. 10 % Hazrat Janab Asif Ali Zerdari Sahib (be peace upon him and gift of God to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) and his Hench men would have gone on unchecked but because of the C J. We should feel blessed that we have him and his team at the Supreme Court. .

    • Question! Are you the same Humayun Akhtar who earned illegal money in billions thru smuggling,courtesy Brig Imtiaz disclosures.What will we do if SC makes decisions which r absolutely illegal and imply revenge and political activism. Democracy is Parliamentary supremacy. It is parliament which gave birth to govt and judiciary. Democracy is all about supremacy of people expressed through their elected parliament. That s why in advanced countries like USA, Canada, India, and UK etc executive appoints the judges and judges are answerable to parliament. We should not blindly support what suits our political party interests.

    • He has become international stigma for Pakistan thru his politically motivated and power-hungry decisions. Read international media reports and not Punjabi-dominated prejudicial Pakistani media news channels. He did not hv power to disqualify an elected PM, while himself being unelected.
      While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

  8. CJP is our national hero. Hands off judiciary.

    Nation must remain alert to counter the conspiracies being hatched against our independent judiciary.

    The supreme issue is survival of our country as an independent nation state.

    Iss liey agar mulk bachana hai to Adlia ko inn ghaddaroon-rishwat khoroon sey bachana ho gaa.

    • He has become international stigma for Pakistan thru his politically motivated and power-hungry decisions. Read international media reports and not Punjabi-dominated prejudicial Pakistani media news channels. He did not hv power to disqualify an elected PM, while himself being unelected.

  9. Ahhhh…..is this because the pakistanis (army and judiciary) are no longer playing ball with USA!

    PPP and PMLN are scum and are willing to sell pakistan for a few measley dollars!

  10. And who is the reporter? He/She has written the report like a 13 year old writes on facebook. It’s riddled with ‘!?’ symbols and visibly biased.

  11. TIME is just a trashy rag … willing to sell its space to whoever is willing to pay … TIME magazine has no journalistic standing and is not known for authoritative, unbiased opinion. It has, over the years, exposed itself as a mouthpiece for the US narrow interests ….

  12. He has become international stigma for Pakistan thru his politically motivated and power-hungry decisions. Read international media reports and not Punjabi-dominated prejudicial Pakistani media news channels. He did not hv power to disqualify an elected PM, while himself being unelected.
    While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

  13. While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

  14. He has become international stigma for Pakistan thru his politically motivated and power-hungry decisions. Read international media reports and not Punjabi-dominated prejudicial Pakistani media news channels. He did not hv power to disqualify an elected PM, while himself being unelected.
    While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

  15. While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

  16. He has become international stigma for Pakistan thru his politically motivated and power-hungry decisions. Read international media reports and not Punjabi-dominated prejudicial Pakistani media news channels. He did not hv power to disqualify an elected PM, while himself being unelected.

  17. A campaign has started to malign the judge outside the country that will find its echo in the domestic media. Mark my words.

    • In 1979, While SC was giving decisions against Bhutto in 1979, the same Pakistani media was praising justice of the courts and international media was condemning courts' injustice. Now 32 yrs later, these courts, media are saying SC gave wrong decision against Bhutto in 1979. But now in 2012 they r again praising SC for giving explicitly wrong unconstitutional decisions,32 yrs from now in future they will be condemning themselves.

    • What campaign! In 1979, your Pakistani media was praising SC for its just decision against Bhutto and International media was calling it injustice. Now 30 yrs later truth has been proven and all media and judiciary is criticising that decision.WE come to our senses after 30 yrs.

  18. It is utter nonsense. When the Supreme Court decides, its decision is final and must be obeyed. It is not a new concept. It symbolises Rule of Law. The problem with the present regime and its allies is that they are small people with small brains and they speak without thinking it through. The Court decided on the arguments put before it. In the “Pir” of Multan’s case, he did not lodge an appeal nor sought a stay. Under these circumstances what other alternative the Court had but to enforce its decisiuon. The caption of the foreign magazine is based on sheer ignorance. Remember this. Had it not been because of the Chief Justice, the Country would have gone to dogs completely. A corruption quagmire of almost biblical proportions unleashed by Mr. 10 % Hazrat Janab Asif Ali Zerdari Sahib (be peace upon him and gift of God to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) and his hench men would have gone on unchecked but because of the C J. We should feel blessed that we have him and his team at the Supreme Court. .

  19. True depiction of this tyrant. He is a true follower of Zia and constitution is nothing but a piece of paper for him. He is trampling the law for political purposes. Lowest point for judiciary in Pakistan

  20. Foreign Magzine ko Kohi Haq Nahi Poohanchta k woh Hamaray Respectable Chief Justice k Baray may assee Fazool Baat karay.Abb CJ K Dushman International Media k through inn ko badnaam krain gay but INSHALLAH AKHER MAY FATAH SACH AUR HAQ KI Ho gee.Poori Pakistani Qome CJ K sath Hai

  21. Chuadhry take contempt of court action against anyone who speaks against him..Only Foriegn magazine can do it…We need more expose on this father and son.

  22. If the masters of jiayalas would let them, they should read what all has been written about zardari. If zardari himself could read, he'd die of shame. Oh. Wait a minute. He has no shame.

  23. CJ's efforts are commendable as he is trying to get most powerful people in the country under law and trying to set REAL rule of law. Because if we enforce law on poor leaving wealthy/powerful people out of its range then we can rightly say that there is no rule of law. So, Mr. CJ is going on the right path. We should support him. Do you want to read articles written about Pakistan in foreign media on one webiste…go to http://www.pakistanexaminer.com

    • CJ efforts at breaking the constitution r commendable like those of his predecessors Justice Munir in 1954, Justice Inwar ul haque in 1978. They set the rot. Now this CJ is seting a new wave of political rot, and all others have to face its dangerous consequences in future

  24. 1) Supreme Court is supposed to interpret Constitution. Presently, it is misinterpreting it with impunity. SC cannot be given the power to dismiss elected Prime Ministers.
    2) Perhaps the Constitution did not foresee that we will have judges who will validate military take-overs and when conditions are not right for Army to do the job, they will be more than happy to do it on their behalf as well as that of an impotent opposition.
    3) It is time that Parliament takes appropriate steps to assert its supremacy and curb the present wild judiciary which is behaving like bull in a china shop.
    4) As per Charter of Democracy, all judges who ever took oath under PCO must be dismissed forthwith. Needless to mention that Iftikhar has the signal distinction of taking oath under PCO twice.
    5) Apart from other matters, there are serious corruption allegations against Iftikhar. No investigation is possible without interrogating him, his wife and all his children. After all of them at least had a hell of a good time in Europe at a litigant's expense.
    6) Also, a father who does not know what his done for a living especially when the two share the same roof is unbelievable. Iftikhar said so with Holy Quran in front of him which he voluntarily brought to the court. A man who presides open court and tells such a big lie must be completely devoid of any iota of morality. It is a shame he is occupying a sacred office like CJP.

  25. Totally agreed, not a single day passes when we see supreme court hearing nothing but a case against the govt. agreed that this is most corrupt govt ever seen but that does not mean a calling everyone to the court everyday, and any other case like Asghar Khan case will take the supreme court 15 years to start the hearing, if supreme court is so concerned about 600 million dollars of zardari then it also worried abot the 500 million dollar saif ur rehman took away while fleeing the country at the time of the coup.

  26. We need to recognize that the hero is very human. His intellectual calibre is severely limited and his personal biases curtail his value as a judge.

  27. Hmmm – Why wud Time be that concerned ? It seems we need to find out the real sponsors of this piece. Hussain Haqqani ? or like ?

    Brings to memory the Rogue Army campaign !

  28. You don't have to write "Foreign" magazine, everyone knows TIME magazine.

  29. And who is the reporter? He/She has written the report like a 13 year old writes on facebook. It's riddled with '!?' symbols and visibly biased.

  30. Has TIMES forgotten their SC judge ruling against the Congressional act on medical insurance for the poor Americans just few days back ? who are they to comment on our judicial system.By the way, tell them & to some of our comentators…our judges are not elected, they are appointed….just like the American SC judges….

  31. Oh my God Is this a standard of poor reporting of an august magazine The Time . A judge is always judged by the judgement he passed . We have no right to malign a person on the physical handicaps beyond one,s capacity . A Lazy eye —— in Pathology =A dimness or blurring of the eye sight due to a fault in transmission of signals to the brain from an otherwise healthy eye

  32. CJ is our hero against Crooks and looters. I wonder how much was paid by Zardari and co to get the article written.

  33. Foreign Magzine ko Kohi Haq Nahi Poohanchta k woh Hamaray Respectable Chief Justice k Baray may assee Fazool Baat karay.Abb CJ K Dushman International Media k through inn ko badnaam krain gay but INSHALLAH AKHER MAY FATAH SACH AUR HAQ KI Ho gee.Poori Pakistani Qome CJ K sath Hai

  34. What all foreign media is saying about the judiciary and the chief justice is nothing but bullshit. Whenever any comment appears in international media, it never refers to the constitutional provisions or law of the land to substantiate their criticism. Flaying any judge or his judgment without making its relevance to the law and the constitution is mere stupidity that every critic needs to understand. An honest man is doing what is his duty and what he is bound as per law of the land. Why Western and Indian media has become much concerned after the judgment against Yousuf Raza Gillani demands a profound analysis of the whole situation. Just maligning will serve no purpose except to keep the independent judiciary under a pressure of the executive.

  35. Western media like Time magazine always wrote wrong information about Pakistan and people who want to work for Pakistan e.g. CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry
    They never wrote about Zardari corruption or how pakistan can come out of corruption. Its always easy to point finger if dont know someone.

    • Because they know standard of Pakistani media. They know that Pakistani media is expert in spreading false rumours about any person. That s why they do not believe in ur propaganda.

  36. It is a jewish magazine what else you expect from enemies of Pakistan. Shame on Magzine. It should be banned in Pakistan for all time to come, this is the minimum Pakistan can do to safeguard the supreme institution of Pakistan

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