Aitzaz declines offer to represent Altaf


Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan has refused to represent Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in the Supreme Court over the contempt notice issued to the latter.
Speaking to media representatives in Islamabad, the renowned lawyer who represented former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani in his contempt case said an MQM leader had asked him to become Hussain’s counsel but he could not take the case because Chief Justice (CJ) Iftikhar Chaudhry was part of the bench.
In addition, Ahsan was of the view that the CJ should not cancel his trip to Karachi owing to security issues, adding that if he cancelled his visit, it may give the MQM chief an excuse to not come to Pakistan to appear before the court.
“Altaf Hussain could say if the CJ cannot visit Karachi due to lack of security, it is impossible for him to come to Pakistan from the United Kingdom amidst the prevailing law and order situation,” remarked Ahsan.


  1. A u- turn on self serving policies Mr Chaudhry. This too little too late, after your honeymoon with Mr Gilani.

  2. If he would have accepted his case I am sure the victims of 12th May would haunt him as he was in the team who called them to come and welcome Chief justice and then Altaf dada had shwon his killing Karamat to whole world.

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