Chief justice to receive International Jurists Award 2012

Published: April 28, 2012

Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has been bestowed the prestigious and world-renowned “International Jurists Award - 2012”. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has been bestowed the prestigious and world-renowned “International Jurists Award – 2012” for his unique and tremendous contribution in the field of administration of justice, a press release issued by the Supreme Court said on Saturday.

The award, which is presented by the International Council of Jurists, is in recognition of the tireless and fearless endevours made by Justice Chaudhry towards administration of justice in the country against all odds, the press release added.

The ceremony is scheduled for May 28 in London, and the award will be presented by Rt Lord Phillips, President of Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in the presence of chief justices, law ministers, members of parliament, bar leaders, law teachers and journalists from different countries invited for the occasion.

The chief justice was also awarded The Medal of Freedom by the Harvard Law School Association in 2007.

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Reader Comments (34)

  • Vaqar
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:04PM

    A well deserved honour for the Chief Justice!

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  • Imran Mohammad
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:11PM

    That’s an international conspiracy against democratic government of PPP :->

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  • Mehreen
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:27PM

    WOW| Way to go CJ!!!

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  • Kaka
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:28PM

    International Council of Jurists – Isn’t that an Indian body? http://www.internationaljurists.org/index.php Recommend

  • Mirza Zulfiqar Baig
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:28PM

    CJ is getting Int’l Juristic award that is what PPP won’t like it.

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  • maiden
    Apr 28, 2012 - 4:42PM

    Really proud, yet surprised someone from Pakistani Judiciary could be given an international award – might sound stupid, but the perception people have of our establishment doesn’t seem like an award giving one.Recommend

  • Apr 28, 2012 - 4:43PM

    Alf Mabrook !

    Well deserved reward…

    Zahid Hussain – Jeddah

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  • Realistic
    Apr 28, 2012 - 5:03PM

    They does reward us but not for good things done for this country but bad ones. OSCAR award was also given on the movie against Pakistan, let the same lady and CJ do more hard work than that but both cannot get the nominations even. Wake up Pakistan.

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  • Usman
    Apr 28, 2012 - 6:41PM

    The CJ and Imran Khan are the only two people in the country talking sense and acting on it

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  • Chandio
    Apr 28, 2012 - 6:50PM

    Take that asma jahangir!

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  • ahmed
    Apr 28, 2012 - 7:14PM

    Judiciary is in line to get the international awards similar to rest of institutions/personnel of our country. World has acknowledged the new pillar of power in pakistan for the sake of their intrest & would offer more awards & scholarships for the judiciary.

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  • zahid
    Apr 28, 2012 - 7:15PM

    ahahahah………….Nice JOke man…..:)Recommend

  • Ali
    Apr 28, 2012 - 7:26PM

    You rock Mr CJ.

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Kansas.
    Apr 28, 2012 - 7:29PM

    What a great honour for CJ and Pakistan, who says that Pakistan does not have intelligent, capable and honest peopel, the CJ has made all of us proud specially the Baluchis to be born in Pakisan.My congratulaions to you Sir.

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  • Apr 28, 2012 - 7:48PM

    @Imran Mohammad:
    corruption, bad governance, incompetency, lies, everything is conspiracy against PPP

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  • Ali Mohsin
    Apr 28, 2012 - 8:21PM

    I don’t know if they are blind as they can’t see his acquitting and freeing the SSP and LeJ terrorists such as Malik Ishaq (killer of more than 60-70 Shias) and several of his affiliates. Moreover his kinship and close association with MPA and Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah (moral and financial supporter of Shia killers and terrorists of Sipah-e-Sahab Pakistan and Lashkar-e-Jhangwi)..

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  • Umer
    Apr 28, 2012 - 8:29PM

    For what?

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  • Umer
    Apr 28, 2012 - 8:39PM

    Office bearers of International Council of Jurists;

    PRESIDENTS:
    Hon’ble Dr. Adish C Aggarwala, Sr. Advocate.
    Chairman, All India Bar Association
    Convener, Indian Council of Jurists
    Secretary General, All India Senior Advocates Association
    Senior Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Haryana
    Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Punjab
    Sr. Central Govt. Counsel, Supreme Court
    Ex. Additional Advocate General, Govt of Uttar Pradesh
    Ex. Additional Advocate General, Govt. of Tamilnadu
    Ex. Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of India
    Ex Vice-President, Supreme Court Bar Assn.
    Ex. Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi
    Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi

    http://www.internationaljurists.org/present-office-bearer.php

    …and they are very happy with the “performance” of Chaudhary.

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  • Elcay
    Apr 28, 2012 - 8:57PM

    Pres. did not confer any honour reward but an Int’l institution doesRecommend

  • Umer
    Apr 28, 2012 - 9:05PM

    One of the office bearers of International Council of Jurists;

    VICE-PRESIDENTS: Hon’ble Mr. Justice
    Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry Chief
    Justice of Pakistan

    http://www.internationaljurists.org/present-office-bearer.php

    Giving to one of their own?

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  • Afridi
    Apr 28, 2012 - 9:14PM

    he deserve this award and he shud be given extension as well

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  • Mirza
    Apr 28, 2012 - 9:37PM

    This PCO CJ who has not decided one singel case against any action of generals, ISI, extremists or the protectors of OBL would be awarded. However, at the same time there would be people protesting against the award and speakers telling the truth. The blind supporters of establishment and haters of PPP and democracy forget that there are some in Pakistan who serve the people without big salaries, extensions and perks. The shining example is Mr. and Mrs. Edhi.

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  • Ignorant
    Apr 28, 2012 - 9:42PM

    What about our Mullahs who also issue similar fatwas? There must be an award for Best Legal Jestor!

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  • a&a
    Apr 28, 2012 - 10:37PM

    well deserved award for freeing all the terrorist. . . .!!!!

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  • Umer
    Apr 28, 2012 - 11:38PM

    Office bearers of International Council of Jurists;

    PRESIDENTS: Hon’ble Dr. Adish C
    Aggarwala, Sr. Advocate. Chairman,
    All India Bar Association Convener,
    Indian Council of Jurists Secretary
    General, All India Senior Advocates
    Association Senior Additional
    Advocate General, Govt. of Haryana
    Additional Advocate General, Govt. of
    Punjab Sr. Central Govt. Counsel,
    Supreme Court Ex. Additional Advocate
    General, Govt of Uttar Pradesh Ex.
    Additional Advocate General, Govt. of
    Tamilnadu Ex. Vice-Chairman, Bar
    Council of India Ex Vice-President,
    Supreme Court Bar Assn. Ex.
    Vice-Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi
    Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi

    http://www.internationaljurists.org/present-office-bearer.php

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  • munchkin bob
    Apr 29, 2012 - 1:23AM

    what has the chaudhry done to earn this award? from 14th feb to 26th of march – a case of contempt of court against premier was all about wasting time and resources and snatching of the justice from those who deserved more and urgently than the premier. period!

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  • Usman
    Apr 29, 2012 - 1:37AM

    Umer, May I ask why you did not publish the full list of office bearers!!
    Anyways it is like beat India a match in India getting Man of the Match, I guess something to be proud of

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  • Ashraf Pasha
    May 1, 2012 - 9:54PM

    CJ is loosing his credability due one sided decisions on the basis of personal likings & disliking. He has to provide the justice accross the board to erase the dirt from the face of drakolas of powerfull political & non political intitutions to build the trust among masses as the past history of juduciary is questionable.

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  • Tinker
    May 7, 2012 - 1:39AM

    CJ has proved he is for Justice not for Anarchy, Zadari and Galani are not the Law. Law is Law and Law is equal for everybody.
    .

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  • Tinker
    May 7, 2012 - 1:43AM

    @Ashraf Pasha:
    CJ is a honet man and trying to apply the law equally.that is why he got this award. You should congratulate him rather labelling him with something he does not qualify.

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  • kamal
    May 7, 2012 - 8:13AM

    this is not international award iftikar chaudhry is vice president of this south asian organisation ,why media is give so much coverage to this fake man iftikar cahudhry

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  • omer
    May 11, 2012 - 8:48PM

    cj is really a great man.we all are proud of him

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  • Xnain
    May 27, 2012 - 1:21PM

    @Realistic:
    Oscar was given on an attempt to create awareness about a bad thing happening here.

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  • kawish
    May 30, 2012 - 2:58PM

    i cant understand india always raised issue of terrorism in PAKISAN and its exports but every one here knows that majority of the office bearers of international council of jurists are from INDIA and they gave award to the biggest terrorist SUPPORTER in pakistan…STRANGE…!!!

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