The apex court can not nullify the Constitutional amendment – Aitzaz Ahsan

Aitzaz Ahsan

Parliament empowered to change basic structure of Constitution: Aitzaz

ISLAMABAD: Former President of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Aitzaz Ahsan said the judiciary is under the Constitution, as it is applied to the judiciary as well, our sources reported Tuesday. He said the Parliament is empowered to change the fundamentals of the Constitution, adding the apex court cannot nullify the Constitutional amendment….Ahsan said, according to the Article-238, 239 no amendment in the Constitution can be challenged in any court, whatsoever; neither can the SC`s power to hear petition be challenged.

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Disappointing to see the judiciary superseding parliament

Personality instead of institution

By: SHAKEEL NIZAMANI, Calgary, Alberta

IF history is anything to go by, one can say Muslims failed because they always depended on personalities instead of developing a just, equitable system.

This personality cult mentality is ingrained in our culture, and it has deprived our independent thinking individually, as well as collectively.

Pakistan’s political system is a prime example of such one-way thinking, where democracy has taken a back seat. When it comes to internal party politics, leaders are all in all.

It is the leader’s way or highway. Unfortunately, it is true about almost every institution in Pakistan. Going by current developments, one can say the judiciary is no exception.

Most of us who joined the voice against dictatorship in favour of the judiciary fail to understand the judiciary’s erstwhile self-righteous approach. It is very disappointing to see the judiciary superseding parliament or favouring one part of it over the other. This is not a good development and does not bode well for the future.

Monday, 29 Mar, 2010

Courtesy: http://www.dawn.com.pk/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/letters-to-the-editor/personality-instead-of-institution-930

Punjab Politics and Judiciary!

A lawyer’s ‘safarnama’ – By Khaled Ahmed

Tribune

A Lahore lawyer Khwaja Muhammad Sharif travelled to the Philippines and the UK in 1995 and carefully recorded his observations during the tour. His jottings became the book that appeared titled Shakh-e-Nazuk kay Ashiyanay (Nests built on a Weak Branch) published by Kausar Brothers Publishers, Turner Road Lahore. Fifteen years later, he is the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court.

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