Faisal Raza Abidi demands Chief Justice's resignation

Published: August 5, 2012

Abidi held Justice Chaudhry responsible for the alleged financial impropriety done by his son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar. PHOTO: APP

While hurling fiery allegations at Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Senator Faisal Raza Abidi on Sunday demanded a resignation from him and other judges who were reinstated under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

During a press conference in Islamabad, Abidi held Justice Chaudhry responsible for the alleged financial impropriety done by his son, Dr Arsalan Iftikhar.

The senator said that if the chief justice does not tender a resignation, then he will “force him out from the same way he had been restored as a judge.”

“He [Justice Chaudhry] says that he did not have any idea where his son got all that money from…I ask, when the case emerged, did you ask him where he got Rs900 million from?”

The senator produced bank account statements of Dr Arsalan and said that the person who used to “work under somebody else” now owns billions of rupees. He also showed that the billing address mentioned was that of the Chief Justice House in Islamabad.

“You [Justice Chaudhry] are to be blamed for this. This happened right in front of you. You cannot pretend to not know anything. Who gave Dr Arsalan the right to use government’s property for running his own businesses? Could he not rent out an office in some other area?”

He said that he would now “personally” investigate about Dr Arsalan’s assets and will also fly to Dubai and London to inquire about his international bank accounts. “I will probe into the accounts he has activated under the name of mamu.

Abidi said that the Parliament is supreme and is above other institutions.

“Parliament forms laws and constitutions. Who gave you the right to criticise and meddle in its affairs?”

“I accept your challenge in the war you have waged against the parliament. But mine is not a war of arms, but is a war of words, because Pakistan cannot afford agitation at this moment as it is already going through tough times.”

Reader Comments (196)

  • psychedelic
    Aug 5, 2012 - 4:33PM

    Dude – you need to cool down!

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  • Tahir
    Aug 5, 2012 - 4:34PM

    I support Mr. Abidi.Recommend

  • Shahbaz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 4:35PM

    Fasial Raza Abidi doing what is supposed to :)

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  • Googly
    Aug 5, 2012 - 4:37PM

    Everyone must realize the cardinal principle that institutions are more important than personalities…….CJP should step downRecommend

  • Xtreme
    Aug 5, 2012 - 4:37PM

    Faisal, elections are near. PPP sure does not want any fuss.. Does it????Recommend

  • afzaalkhan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 4:45PM

    Finally the cat is out of the bag, now there shall be no doubt who was behind Riaz Malik drama.

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  • Karachiite
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:17PM

    I support Faisal Raza Abidi on this.Recommend

  • The Truth
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:20PM

    I hope that the powers that be don’t sideline and silence him the way they did the last guy that spoke up, (that would be Zulfiqar Mirza for you folks not paying attention) in the name of Reconciliation. Speak on it my brotha, speak on it!Recommend

  • Butt
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:22PM

    100% agree with Abidi.

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  • Pashtun voice
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:26PM

    I think the CJ should step down. I like him a lot but sadly I think he has become controversial.

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  • Meena Gabeena
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:27PM

    Faisal Raza Abidi chaa gaya… we r with u.

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  • KASHIF ABBAS
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:28PM

    Truely said Iftikhar Ch is biased judge since he came to power he has seen one person his name is Asif Zaradri, i believe CJ has personal animosity with Zardari sb. He is another Malik Qayum in the making, cant hear Nawaz brothers cases on Hudabia, Asghar Khan, Money laundring and supreme court attack cases. He should step down he is biased person.

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  • Nafees
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:29PM

    CJ should step down if n only govt: is agree to write letter to swiss courts. If in 11 year no thing is proved, then why ppp is afraid now.

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  • Bilal
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:30PM

    I agree with Faisal Raza abdi… CJP should step down… enough is enough… enough of humiliation of Pakistan, its institutions and a load of filth on Pakistani Jurisprudence…. PCO judges are such a shame…

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  • SaqibTahir
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:30PM

    Iftikhar ch. has become overly political and he and his brothers are all out to save the skin of chota iftaikhar. Pressure must be mounted for his ouster.

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  • Majid
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:32PM

    After Malik Riaz the r coming directly…. by the way CJ son’s case is with NAB… u do proper investigation there instead of flying to dubai and london…. all these PPP are really drama queens…

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  • Magnanimity
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:32PM

    Mr Faisal Raza,I need to remind you that your beloved ZAB served the dictator for more than 5 years ,Used to call him “Daddy” and opposed the Mother of Nation in General election of 1965.Any explanations for that ?

    It should be Bhuttos who should at least apologize for the actions of ZAB if they can’t resign.

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  • Qaisar Shahzad
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:37PM

    I think now Chief Justice should resign as his son has looted the money of Pakistan. It was the same Arsalan due to which controversy between CJ and Musharraf developed.

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  • Fahad Alam
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:38PM

    The man has fallen from grace with PPP sometime ago over some big bribe issue where he hasn’t tendered the due cut, now to take his place back with the party, he needed to orchestrated a big stunt and that’s precisely what he has done and that’s precisely what it is.

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  • hamid
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:39PM

    respect judiciary and keep all rozas dear abidi..this practice will cool you…@abidi this is a friendly advice…

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  • Syed Hussain Raza
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:40PM

    Faisal Raza Abidi is saying what is Just and Right.The “PCO” Chief Justice should resign.

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  • Shahbaz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:41PM

    Rather to solved peoples problems, ur all efforts to accuse judiciary .
    This is the most corrupt government, why dont u investigate that.
    Can parliment make a law that president can murder any citizen?
    If yes then who ll check this law.
    U can not make us fool by saying parliment is supreme.
    Shame shame on ur biased behaviour

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  • Syed Hussain Raza
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:42PM

    The “PCO Chief Justice” must Resign.Mr.Abidi is absolutely Right.

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  • Aug 5, 2012 - 5:43PM

    Launch of Pawn-B (Faisal Raza Abidi) after failure of original Pawn-A (Malik Riaz).
    Who is behind both the “Pawns”? Its anybody’s guess. (& the guess is right :P:P:P)

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  • non-sense
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:46PM

    Plz ask resignation by Mr.100 before.

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  • waqas
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:46PM

    This is PPP’s reaction against the contempt law thrown away by the Supreme Court of Pakistan. It was expected.
    For Mr. Abidi who says that Parliament is supreme, then why there is no prefix of supreme before parliament…lol like supreme court…
    A parliament could be supreme but not this parliament formed by NRO.

    Remember that Abidi is representing that party whose beloved member B Bhutto pleaded to the military dictator for the participation in the elections.

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  • Ammar
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:47PM

    Why SC dissolved the JIT. If Zafar Qureshi and Brig. Waseem can continue to investigate, despite the objections of the accused then why can’t a person continue to be part of JIT, Arslan Ch. has reservations about??? SC itself is responsible to complicate the issue. CJP shouldn’t have taken notice of the issue since it doesn’t fall in the category of Public Interest Litigation. But this self defeating exercise has brought all the blame on an important institution of SC. Now be ready for the agitation of goons of the bar. Interesting days ahead…

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  • Khan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:54PM

    I’m not a political person but CJ has no right whatsoever to send an elected Prime minister home regardless of how incompetent or corrupt He/She is as the purpose of holding election is the accountability of such corrupt politicians so that people stop voting them.
    By removing an elected government or PM either by CJ or a General is an insult to all those millions of people who take part in elections by going to polling stations, standing in queues to vote.

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  • zeeshan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:56PM

    How do i trust some one who calls ”Disagreeing with Zardari a kufaar”……

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  • zeeshan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 5:58PM

    @ The Truth ,just to add i hope its not a case of fullfiling personal agenda….

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  • Dr.ImrAN
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:00PM

    So Sad ….
    Our people supproting Faisal Abidi, forget that they (PPP) using parliments for sake for only 1 % polititians to give legal cover for their corruption.
    As nation we never think, where we are, we are the one who can not even manage the electriicity for our countery but passing CCO ( contempt court ordinence) only in one day is our achievement.
    only one quesetion to all my respectable friends supporting faisal. what PPP has given in last 4 years to our country.
    please support Pakistan rather than Pakistan`s poilitical parties.

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  • Shahzad
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:01PM

    Agree with Abidi er salan needs to be investigated, but the office of the CJ has long arms and many political connections and it will be a long and lonely road. Can Abidi walk it alone and all the way.

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  • Much Amused
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:02PM

    Lately F R Abidi had been sidelined by the PPP for not paying attention to his constituency and assigned work. This is his way of atoning and getting back in good books of the party or he is being used by the masters. Either way he is going to be a loser in the end game.

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  • Jibran
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:04PM

    He won’t!
    It requires integrity to step down in such a situation, which Mr. CJ lacks keeping in mind his past, and the tactics he utilized to secure promotions for himself, and his son.

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  • Mubashir
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:07PM

    Pakistan doesn’t need a just and honest Judiciary. I support Mr. Abidi. Mr. Abidi. Shall be rewarded very soon with a ministry and shall forget all differences with his Party’s Co-chairman.

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  • Freedom Seeker
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:12PM

    Father and son living in same home and father don’t know any thing about his son. Then we don’t need such CJ who is sitting in highest judicial post and ignore whats happening in his own home under his own address.

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  • Asad
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:14PM

    Can anyone of you PPP supporters tell me what qualifies this guy to question anyone’s credibility? In what capacity is he going to fly to UK and Dubai to investigate? You and your supporters are jokers of high capacity Mr Abidi

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  • B.Ally
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:14PM

    Abidi Go ahead full throttle.Enough is Enough.

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  • hamid
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:21PM

    He needs to get his job back as adviser to president thats why he is doing such conferences. If he is honest why does he not criticise corrupt government and president. We need our millions of Dollars resting in swiss bank and this is demand of the court. Arsalan’s case should be investigated and he should be punished if guilty

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  • wonderer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:21PM

    This is dangerous territory. Pakistanis should be cautious and keep their fingers crossed.

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  • sam
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:27PM

    Abidi himself is a discredited person, what else you people expect from him except nonsense remarks.

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  • chachu
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:33PM

    Was he not seriously ill to carry out his duties and resigned? Must have lied before – there must be other reasons for his resignation

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  • Babi
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:36PM

    Dont believe him its another stunt like Zulfiqar Mirza. He will go under ground now

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  • Observer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:37PM

    This seems to be the “Bakia Hissa” of Malik Riaz Episode to sabotage CJ. It is very much clear the Mr. Zardari has now launched Mr. Abdi to suppress the CJ and the judiciary as a whole after passing the Contempt bill. Saying Parliament is supreme or Judiciary is supreme is worthless. We believe the Allah Almighty is supreme and HE is watching each and every thing.

    The way they are trying to hide their plunder and colliding the institutions is lead to disaster only. We pray to Almighty that give us clean people who rule our country. Nation is in a very pathetic situation.

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  • Zzzz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:41PM

    If the PCO juddge is to resign, then PCO + NRO + Fake Degree holders + Corrupt looters of taxes should also resign. No one is supreme except Allah.

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  • shahzad
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:46PM

    Abidi is right. The Chaudry/sharif courts need to go. These judges have hurt Pakistan so much already and if they are allowed to continue we might be left without a country. Chaudry should show some courage and resign Recommend

  • Ammar
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:48PM

    @Asad:

    Everybody has the right to question the credibility of CJP, if he/she has solid evidence against him. Why do you defend this man, who is out to free Pakistan from it’s all ills and doesn’t know about the corruption that has crippled his own house? I ask simple questions, how Arslan got admission in Medical College, having passed the intermediate examination in C grade? How did he get into FIA, and why did he prefer FIA having MBBS degree in his hand? Why did he quit FIA to run his own business? How could he own assets worth Rs. 900 Million in a short period of time???

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  • saima
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:50PM

    Nobody can throw CJ out of office – sort your house first. You disappear when karachi suffers from blood shed and killings. You are not even elected. Speak against killers and extortionists but you cant as you are following reconciliation policy, what a joke

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  • khaki
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:53PM

    I think he has been given high dose as he is ill and can’t cope

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  • k. Salim Jahangir
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:54PM

    Look who is talking?

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  • Ali Wali
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Pakistani justice system needs complete overhaul, these judges released all terrorists because there was no evidence or no lawyer represented the victims, due to life threats, which type of justice is that? Why CJ only takes notice of cases that attract publicity? There is no doubt that CJ’s credibility is in question, and not due to his son’s rampant corruption alone. And why judges got two plots each while they are allowed to have one!! And who awarded them plots in the first!!

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  • Misbah
    Aug 5, 2012 - 6:59PM

    . First Govt implicated parliament NATO resolution then claim will valid for parliament is Superior otherwise judiciary disburse the JUSTICE FOR ALL which all people of nation are enjoying. But as per desired by Master Mr. abidi demanding resignation of CJ, while all the poor people want to go zardari go zardari.

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  • cool cool Afridi
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:05PM

    Firstly, Look who’s talking. secondly, everyone is responsible of his own deeds, why should CJP resign when his son is indulged insuch acts.

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  • Babbarsher khan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:08PM

    Now Iftikhar will take suo motu of this and book this chap for contempt; we will see another great triple act as prosecutor, judge and executioner by the great Chaudhary! “Mere se dushmani bahut mahngi padegi, Faizal Abidi.”

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  • Logic europe
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Mr chief justicw has last all moral authority

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  • erudite
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:20PM

    Mr, Abidi, you are absolutely right

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  • M
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:28PM

    Glad to see people commenting against the Chief Justice of Pakistan… Let us not forget, that because of the CJ, all the terrorists and banned outfit members who are imprisoned are released by his orders due to so-called ‘insufficient evidence’. The CJ should resign we need a new face who will honestly help Pakistan and lead to the nations betterment. Not a person whose own family is involved in high level corruption. He can’t keep tabs on his son so what will he do about the entire nation?

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:29PM

    CJ must resign. His son had nothing to offer accept favorable verdicts and the Chief Justice has proved his complicity by suspending the investigation for one month right before the team was due to leave for UK.

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  • wonderer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:35PM

    @Observer:

    “We pray to Almighty that give us clean people who rule our country.”

    Almighty will have to import some clean people. We must learn to do our cleaning ourselves.

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  • Gul
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:42PM

    Since Justice Munir days till date , SC has played anti democratic role and been used as a tool by all military dictators against democracy. Due to this it was agreed in Charter of Democracy to constitute a constitutional court. Its high time to get rid of this tool of dictatorship by implementing charter of democracy and save country and democracy.

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  • mkz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:43PM

    PPP CHANGE THEIR MIND EVERYDAY

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  • Talpur
    Aug 5, 2012 - 7:43PM

    Shame on you Faisal. Your had been sidelined by your party a long ago and now you’re back with a stunt to get your old clout back! How can you say that the parliament is above all institutions when there are three “equally” powerful pillars of a government and no institution is supreme to the other. SC threw out contempt law and that was in its prerogative, No need to cry about that.

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  • Aug 5, 2012 - 7:52PM

    constitution is supreme and not supreme court and CJ this guy who may be but have courage to speak and will done come forward and prove the guilty of Arsalan his father and all chain of command.Recommend

  • Aug 5, 2012 - 7:55PM

    good comment no one is supreme nor pure except ALLAH almighty.

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  • Umer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:01PM

    At last someone has the courage to speak the truth.

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  • Kamal
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:10PM

    I do not belong to PPP or support this Govt but Mr Abidi is absolutely right. The least Ch Iftikhar can do is to resign immediately and return to the people all the hundreds of millions of Rs of loot from his son. In addition he has violated the Constitution and laws by illegally dismissing an elected and constitutional head of Govt and the prime minister, supporting the overthrow of Constitution and rule of law by Musharraf, giving illegal and biased judgments, usurping the powers of the Executive and Parliament under the Constitution, taking oath under the illegal PCO, giving political speeches, neglecting his sworn and constitutional duty to hear and decide hundred of thousands of pending cases, illegally hearing and admitting frivolous petitions, etc, etc….If this CJ doesn;t resign, then he should be prosecuted and impeached for the above offenses.

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  • Muhammad
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:13PM

    I support F R Abedi. CJ has lost his credibility.

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  • Pashtun
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:14PM

    thats good that he want to probe the matter by himself but i think he should first of all probe the assets of his master mr zardari…..after that he can probe any matter as he wishes…..well i forgot they cant do it as that will mean like digging the grave of bhutto family hmmm my bad…..hypocrite abidi…..

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  • Khalid
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:16PM

    Long live the CJ, the only sane voice at present in the sea of corruption and nepotism.

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  • Khan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:29PM

    @Dr.ImrAN:

    only one quesetion to all my respectable friends supporting faisal. what PPP has given in last 4 years to our country.

    You don’t support personalities but institutions .. Democracy has no alternative because in this system every single individual (including yourself & myself) has a say .. No one likes PPP for its corrupt leaders .. but that does mean waiting for one more year and then kicking them out via VOTE.
    CJ has insulted ALL of us when he sent home an elected PM. This doesn’t happen in countries where Army & Judiciary respects its people and their will.

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  • Aug 5, 2012 - 8:34PM

    Institutions are important not personalities!!! Nice thought!! Asif Zardari must resign then!!!

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  • Jeffmahagaonvi
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:37PM

    PCO judges have lost their credibility once again. And CJ has to
    resign. Mr Abidi, you are 100% right.

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  • faraz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:47PM

    @afzaalkhan:
    What was the drama?? that Arsalan Iftikhar was an under age kid.. and malik riaz fed him billions.. while he (arsalan) didnt know that it was actual money.. not some kid’s toys…??
    Comeon !! I agree that it was all pre-planned, but Mr Arsalan can not be exempted from being a part of this… and so does Mr. CJ specially when first he asked Govt to probe the case.. and then he issued an order to NAB to stop the inquiry against Arsalan Iftikhar…

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  • juni
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:54PM

    mr zardari launches abidi against cj… i think it will backfire and mr zardari will have to pay the price……….. abidi is a loud mouthed zardaris stooge…….

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  • faraz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:55PM

    @waqas:
    Parliament was formed thru NRO.. and Mr. CJ became CJ because of PCO oath.. that he took after Musharraf took control.. but then he acted pious.. when he was asked to leave (something that his predecessors were asked to do as well .. but at that time it was suiting Mr. Chaudhry)
    By the way, your argument about the word ‘Supreme’ in SC making it supreme to all institutions is hilarious to say the least.

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  • Aamir Fayyaz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:56PM

    I don’t get it if CJ’s son is corrupt how is CJ responsible for his son’s deeds? This is rather stupid argument. But I don’t expect anything better from Faisal Raza Abidi.

    I don’t agree with the opinion that CJ has to resign because he has become controversial.
    Its the war or media and these Chors of PPP have to save billions of rupees they have in offshore accounts. They are bad mouthing the CJ because only he can get the looted money back to Pakistan.

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  • Aamer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:58PM

    good on ya Abidi .. at least someone is raising a voice against CJP publicly. And while you are at it – can you also investigate how Arsalan got admission in Medical College on reserved seat, how he was appointed medical officer while his class mates were not even getting house jobs, how he was posted to Police from Health department and got double promotions and foreign training .. you will see hands of CJP in every thing .. such shame Recommend

  • sam
    Aug 5, 2012 - 8:59PM

    If CJ has to resign, then Abidi you should resign first because the National Assembly through which you were elected as senator accepted General Musharaf as president. If you say NA had ousted General Musharaf from office, then keep in mind it was started by CJ and you people gave Musharaf red carpet protocol.

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  • DrA.K,Tewari
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:11PM

    Go CJ go ,

    Enough is enough . Public can remove the government through their vote but it is the govt. who is empowered to remove you through impeachment . Now Abidi has taken a right stand and you will be relieved to fight the case of your son ….?

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  • Truth Detector
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:15PM

    Did Abidi demand the same from Gilani? His two sons were allegedly involved in corruption.
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  • Rebel
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:18PM

    How about you step down first and then ask for others to do so. PPP government and you are a disgrace for this nation. PPP government is one of the most corrupt ever.You are asking honourable Chief Justice to resign so that you can continue to fill your pockets and run away. I am sorry but we, the people of Pakistan will never let that happen.

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  • Intezar hussain
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:24PM

    I support Raza Abidi….hero hai hamara..!

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  • Kanwal
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:32PM

    For once this man is right. I can not imagine a Cheif Justice guarding the courts of my country who had not got a clue about the immense fortune his son amassed. If he knew he needs to step down and face the music. if he did nt, well he must step down all the same. Recommend

  • Ahsan Shah
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:36PM

    Well Done Abedi; live long

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  • HADI SAKEY
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:38PM

    This street Urchin demanding resignation of Chief Justice. This street parasite of Pir Illahi Bux colony is REAL ‘ HIS MASTERS VOICE. He is crony of third grade made Senator by Zardari because he is doing the same thing which General Rani was doing for Yahya Khan. Forget him I do not know what is the Standard of the newspaper which gives a headline lead to this man. Zardari is hiding in a Bunker with his cronies crafting the means to hide his kick back in Swiss Bank. Farooq Naek another third class lawyer is telling him how to hide the money. Is there anyone in the Parliament to raise a question: HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN DOLED OUT SO FAR ON LA;WYERS AND FOR INVITING SPECIAL PARLIAMENTARY MEETINGS?

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  • dr.atif
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:39PM

    n-league physically assaulted SC and PPP is attacking it in their own style.no difference…..faisal raza abidi is a big mouth.he compares Dogar’s daughter’s case with this one.well mr.abidi and his supporters dogar’s daughter was a kid and arsalan is a mature man.u cant compare these…

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  • Democrat
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:46PM

    If his allegations are proved right, it means Musharff’s charges were correct too and that the decision of Supreme Judicial Counsel was wrong and biased to restore CJP. The whole CJP drama is about to be exposed.. Pakistanis, it is time to block the way of people who are putting dirt in the eyes of common Pakistani and get away with Millions. How come a person who was a government employee a year or two ago can amass millions?Recommend

  • Raheem Bukhsh
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:53PM

    @Mr Abdi and SC Haters

    So u want that 80 ministers of Federal, around 200 ministers of Provinces and about 10 higher office holders of the country should be given immunity against the law. If they dont follow the laws and go against the orders of any court then they should stay untouched as it was passed through Parliament? Shame on such a stance. Different law for 300 elites? What is the crime of SC if it has called this black bill null and void?

    How SC is anti democracy? Because it took action against Steel Mills corruption, Railways Corruption, NICL Scandle, OGDCL corruptions, missing persons case, Hajj Scam and Affi Derain quotas? Think wiselyRecommend

  • HADI SAKEY
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:54PM

    The people who question why a democratically elected Prime Minister was sent hom by the apex court. The court has not crossed the red line.

    Why and under what authority Mr. Gilani paid Rupees six million to Lashari from Tax Payers money? Why Lashari was sent to UK hurriedly? He is involved in Ephdrine case and so is Gilani’s son Musa Gilani. They hv tarnished image. Who authorized Gilani to squander tax-payers money like that. Had it been the handiwork of a junior officer he would have been handcuffed by now and sent to Adiala or Mach. Is there a dearth of Leadership in Pakistan.? Why can’t Pakistan produce a Leader who is credible and whose image is not tarnished? Karachi is burning, Balochistan rampant killing and kidnapping, KPK is burning and Zardari is busy to find way out to hide his kickback and the cronies of ANP and MQM polishing his boot .They are going extra miles with him to help him to hide his money in Swiss Bank.

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  • Rafique
    Aug 5, 2012 - 9:55PM

    I’ve read so many comments about CJ having ‘lost’ his credibility. EVEN if that’s correct, what about Mr. Zardari who had no credibility whatsoever to start with? If the CJ must step down because his son allegedly made money through unfair means, what about the person who himself has been tried BEFORE and is still questionable for having laundered nation’s money into Swiss accounts? Some PPP supporter might say nothing has been proved against Mr. Z, so if he can’t be questioned on the basis of nothing having been proved, how come all you “jiyalas” demand stepping down of CJ when he hasn’t been proved to be a part of what his son may have done? AND, if not having knowledge of or having done something to stop the corruption going on under one’s eye is a basis solid enough to discredit someone, then shouldn’t we be doing the same against Mr. Z, under whose nose so much has been done and is still being done? I hope common sense prevails but jiyala-ism and common sense are two extremes – will always be.Recommend

  • tahir
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:02PM

    What a shame the PPP selected Abidi like person to use abusive language about the Chief Justice. The CJ rightly pointed out yesterday in Multan that judges will not care who is saying what. I would say the judges should keep on delivering good whatever the non-sense like Abidi would say. Abidi should recall what Benazir Bhutto had stated about the chief justice when had been sacked by Musharraf. But if Zardari embraces Qaitil league and betray the blood of Mohtarma then who is Abidi?

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  • Fahad
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:04PM

    Faisal Raza Abidi is 100%…and i support his stance.

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  • ParvezM
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:17PM

    Today CJ can walk any street of the country and people will welcome him with flowers, Faisal can you say the same for your leader Zardari?

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  • Sahar
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:20PM

    This person has got scary looks :ORecommend

  • Nazar
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:25PM

    Mr. Faisal you cannot shatter our faith in the judiciary and CJP through your hypocritical tactics… the only institution we believe in is the SC.

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  • Kazim Muneer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:35PM

    Iss Hammam Mein Sub Nangay Hain!!

    Whether it is the CJ or A2Z, all have been involved in corruption and corrupt practices. They only utter words and those words are invariably hollow. Abidi is dancing on the tunes of A2Z, while CJ is protecting his Son. Abidi’s arguments are valid and carry weight just like the ones presented for A2Z and his corruption infested mind. Continue like this and Pakistan is bound to suffer because of these personalities. Shame on all the members of the State Organs. They have brought the country to its knees.

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  • Asad Murtaza
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:43PM

    LoL, this guy’s Zardari’s minion. Besides, It amazes me when these corrupt politicians point fingers at Chief Justice. Look at Hina Rabbani Khar’s husband – who is running mills with millions of dollars in debt to Wapda and Sui Gas bills. These politicians think Pakistan is like their family property and of course they would mind when a power like SC will try to stop them.

    I just hope pakistanis get rid of this govt next election. Pakistan won’t progress as long as these guys keep leeching our blood. This faisal guy has the audacity to question Honorable CJ but they can’t answer why they couldn’t fix the power situation in five years, or why they failed to find benazir killers in 5 yaers or why karachi is still in bloodshed when both PPP and MQM are the ones ruling in govt.

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  • Sajjad Naqvi
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:52PM

    Malik Riaz is the patron of Faisal Raza Abidi. Abidi is doing what his maters are asking to do. Days are not far when this poodle will be exposed badly.Recommend

  • Lahori
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:53PM

    let the fool speak, his parties powers are ending.

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  • Aslam
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:53PM

    Don’t take him seriously. He is a joker, jokes well, just enjoy his style and laugh at. PPP and its allies are feeling the heat. Mr. Abidi, be cooool and wait, many verdicts are next to come. Don’t be emotional. CJ will keep tightening your nose.

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  • ishi
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:56PM

    I fully support CJP, he must more-speed up the justice now.

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  • Aslam
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:57PM

    @Shahzad, i think you or your family got some jobs from Zardari. Just don’t be selfish, think about the country. The people like you are black sheeps of the society. Blind Jiayalas. Don’t have their mind, Lakeer K Fakeer.

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  • Sajjad Naqvi
    Aug 5, 2012 - 10:57PM

    Faisal Raza abidi should join some hard line religious Party. PPP is not a right choice for him

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  • Ahsan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:11PM

    Yes and “Daboo” from Chakwal has also asked for resignation from SHO who beat his Master. Well if Daboo cant bite SHO coz of gun in his hand he can alteast growl.

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  • ssp786
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:12PM

    Mr.Abidi. please weed out your prejudices & personal biases before accuse anyone.What is the agenda & who is behind this press conference ?Is The Express Tribune supporting Abidi, Front page space for this reporting suggests that some important force is behind this game.

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  • Khalid
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:12PM

    Can’t agree with Abidi more.
    I wish they had started it earlier. Their reconciliation was misinterpreted as docility and brought the country to this pass that people of dubious character dragged the charon subon ki zanjir the PPP all over the place, unchallenged.
    Harm to PPP is harm to Pakistan because it connects people of all provinces. Other political parties are at best provincial.
    Judiciary, the most discredited of it, this country survived.
    When democracy derails, when most popular political party is pushed to the wall, 71s happen. On one should dare underestimate.

    Khalid

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  • Ishaq Khan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:13PM

    When Supreme court Judges will involve in Politics We can
    expect these Kinds of demands.

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  • fraz
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:16PM

    Pity to the well tamed abidi and his supporters!!!!

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  • Amjad Khan
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:24PM

    How come 100 judges being terminated for taking oath on P.C.O, and some of the Holy cows are still in the corridors of the Supreme Court, creating mess in the smooth running of the State Business. Chaudhary P.C.O is a ” Dajal ” for the Parliamentry Democracy. President must send a reference to Supreme Judicial Council for his removal, as he is defaming and destroying the image of a Honorable Judiciary. Never seen a Judge who humiliates everybody coming to the Court, Who rejects every report submitted by the Govt on the basis of the not correct, who gives comments about the forth coming decisions of the judiciary. Not only he but all the 17 Judges have made a cartel which is giving unanimous decisions, I don,t understand how 17 people can be so particular of everything in a case that a single judge has no objection, this is ridiculous, even me and my Father confront on everyday life affairs, although living in the same house, environment and conditions. Corruption of his son must be published, and make sure that so called Lawyer,s Community and independent Media is not backing him, Because these are the pillars which have made a Rawan a RAM in our country. Mr.Faisal my full support for you in this great cause, bcoz the time has come to reveal all these monsters who are wearing a mask of Humanity, Islam and justice.

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  • Imran
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:26PM

    quite right….

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  • Aug 5, 2012 - 11:31PM

    cooooooool down son of politician

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  • Khurrum
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:33PM

    Looks like most comments are being posted by PPP media wing people. PPP exposed now by first using Malik Riaz which didn’t work then they tried changes in contempt of court law which back fired too now they don’t know what to do, so they are back on square one blaming CJ. They now Raja rental days are over and soon will be of Zardari’s too.

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  • Syed Shah
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:33PM

    This is called Chamchageeri. pleasing the boss!

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  • Ahmed
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:45PM

    You wishes to have the criminals of PPP from top to bottom to go scott free …will stay a wish. Criminals and looters of PPP and others should be met with exemplary punishments so they can distinguish btw national treasury and their bank account, AAZ and YRG and all other persoal couriers like RM and others should be jailed for money laundering.

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  • Aug 5, 2012 - 11:46PM

    you abaidi do not have sense how a good citizen can talk about a chief justice of pakistn ,your remarks about c justice shows that your personality is just like a van that is derived by its owner on the road it depend on the driver how he drive ,harmful for other or save to other , and it is obviously know that you are a doll

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  • Umer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:48PM

    @Rafique:

    I’ve read so many comments about CJ having ‘lost’ his credibility. EVEN if that’s correct, what about Mr. Zardari

    Zardari does not make life and death decision for people, CJ does so CJ needs to be credible, honest and non-controversial if he is to be trusted to dispense life and death decisions. Try to understand the function of different institutions.

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  • Umer
    Aug 5, 2012 - 11:48PM

    @afzaalkhan:

    Finally the cat is out of the bag, now there shall be no doubt who was behind Riaz Malik drama.

    Who? Arsalan Iftikhar?

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  • Aug 6, 2012 - 12:06AM

    For God Sake, save the institution which was restored by the effort of the people , the chief justice is iconic figure in the history ofmpakistan and do. Or discourage the people who serve better for the country.we stand by the chief justice not the corruption and incompetennt government.

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  • Gandapur
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:17AM

    Just by watching the comments and the recommendations/likes these have got, one can clearly assume that majority of the people are against CJ and the way he saved his son by disposing the case in a single day, which otherwise should go down in the History of Guinness Book of World Record, has tainted his already tainted image.

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  • M.Saqib ur Rehman
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:19AM

    I think Faisal raza is wrong in this regard as chief justice’s sons matter is in the court, and CJ ordered the Attorney general to fix the responsibility on the culprit, Faisal is just weeping due to the corruption cases on PPP govt. he must reply about the condition of Pak railway, Steel mill karachi, OGDL., and PIA, is this due to CJ.

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  • M.Saqib ur Rehman
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:20AM

    Faisal is wrong, i think PPP is weeping now

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  • Imran Con
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:27AM

    @waqas:
    “For Mr. Abidi who says that Parliament is supreme, then why there is no prefix of supreme before parliament…lol like supreme court…”
    It’s called “Supreme” because it’s the highest court in Pakistan. Not the highest authority. You should be embarrassed for wording it like you just became the victor of an argument by a landslide when it was just senseless.
    “A parliament could be supreme but not this parliament formed by NRO.”
    You left out the “why” the present one is less than any other. Though it’s understandable because I know you didn’t have any reason backing it up and just thought it was a good one liner to hit someone with. It wasn’t a good one, by the way.

    Since your type is predictable: I dislike all of your political parties equally and I’m not Indian.

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  • cool cool Afridi
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:33AM

    Firstly, look who is talking and secondly, CJP is not responsible of Arsalan’s act. He is the ideal hero and he is a role model for the justice system for many states..

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  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:34AM

    I think CJ should now bow his head and leave his seat but not before returning backing looted money by his son. Enough hanging a PM and the other sent home. I have seen the press conference of Mr.Faisal Abdi. He came out with documentary proof with account numbers and the address of Chief Justice. Go Ifthakar Jhoudhery Go. Don’t harm our institutions and the country.

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  • jalal
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:36AM

    ATTENTION:

    These are all seemingly random posts by PPP internet hawks supporting Abidi.

    PPl of Pakistan are actually with CJP for exposing blatant corruption, missing persons, govt swindling of billions of taxpayers money on Hajj scandals,NAB, bringing ISI chiefs to court. CJP is a phenomenon, a ray of hope for insaaf!

    Down with PPPs dirty politics. Abidi needs to be thrown in jail for contempt…but that might be exactly what his master Zardari asked him to do!Recommend

  • Suhail
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:41AM

    I firmly believe most of the comments of the thread r cooked up by PPP stalwarts. CJP is the most popular n respected person of the country fighting with hardened criminals led by robber baron king zardari

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  • Ali Mohsin
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:47AM

    Faisal Raza Abidi is the only brave guy in this whole nation who has the audacity to challenge the CJP for his corruption and unethical support for the terrorists. CJP is the cousin of Rana Sanaullah of PMLN who in turn is the biggest supporter of Ludhianvi and Malik Ishaq, leaders of Sipah-e-Sahaba and Lashkar-e-Jhangwi. CJP and his courts have acquitted thousands of terrorists which were arrested by Pak Army and handed over to these courts for their trial. Moreover, this chief justice of pakistan hasn’t taken even a single suo moto action against the ongoing target killings and virtually a genocide of Shia Muslims across the whole of Pakistan. CJP has to step down. We are with this brave soldier who has raised voice against these dacoits sitting in the courts.Recommend

  • Habib A.
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:48AM

    Faisal Raza Abidi’s links to Iran and its covert support for spreading sectarianism in Pakistan should be investigate first. I am willing to fly to Tehran, Qom and Najaf for this.

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  • Imran Con
    Aug 6, 2012 - 12:55AM

    @Rafique:
    That’s what you call changing topics. Unless you can somehow package both into the same box and deal with them at the very same time under the very same rules and have the very same outcome with no issues arising from it, you’re just deflecting and derailing.

    Person A: “Yeah, that murderer should be stopped.”
    Person B: “World hunger kills people too, that should be stopped”
    Person A: “um, yeah, but we’re dealing with the murderer presently”
    Person B: “how can you deal with him and ignore world hunger?”
    Person A: “because I can only do one thing at a time.”
    Person B: “if you won’t deal with the lives lost to world hunger, you’re in no position to condemn the loss of life at all!”
    Person A: “…just go away”

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  • wasim
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:06AM

    Zardari has sent his Jialas out to speak now…..

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  • Yasir Ali
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:19AM

    Mr Iftikhar choudhary please tender your resignation now, you are now biased and politicise then Judge, Enough is enough now go at home and be ready to join any political party or do politics, dont sit in Justice chair and politics.

    Regards

    Yasir

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  • salman
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:24AM

    Look at the allegations. a person who is known for staying in PC hotel in Islamabad on account of PIA for more than two years. If you do not believe this then please refer to the proofs put forward by Javed Chaudhry in his program and Mr. Abidi had no support to justify this claim. They used Malik Riaz and now direct confrontation… the plotted against CJ…. Mr. Abidi’s own background is doubtful

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  • Lashari
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:43AM

    Shame on you Faisal Abidi. You prove that you are slave of your master AZ. You people want political shahadat by doing such press conference. CJP is the only person who stands like rock to war against the corruption. Your own party stalwart like Aitzaz and Rabbani opposed the contempt bill. Again shame on you don’t be so baigharat.

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  • Magnanimity
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:46AM

    @Umer

    NRO-Zardari, Unfortunately,is the president of Pakistan SO he makes the death and Life decisions of 180 Million in this country through his CRONIES NOT CJ

    CJ is NOT responsible for the deaths of People in Waziristan due to drone attack,It is NRO-Zardari who is responsible for that.

    CJ is NOT responsible for providing the food,shelter and bread(Which,BTW,promised by this most corrupt government to people of Pakistan) to 180 Million people in Pakistan,it is NRO-Zardari who is responsible for that.

    It was NOT CJ who got convicted from Swiss Authorities ,it was NRO-Zardari .

    It is NOT CJ who got allegations of corruption on him but It is NRO-Zardari who has got it .

    SO IT SHOULD BE NRO-Zardari WHO SHOULD STEP DOWN.

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  • LIAQAT ALI
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:50AM

    Big mouth. SMALL BRAIN. Let him take care of his corrupt leader first.CJP is exposing and punishing bif corruption to the extent he can.We should all support him.

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  • Khurram Khalid
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:56AM

    CJ must resign, if not for anything else then for letting his official residence used for commercial purposes by none other than his own son.

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  • Salman
    Aug 6, 2012 - 1:58AM

    Poeple who are supporting this guy – just think of who he is and what he has done in the past.

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  • Jojo
    Aug 6, 2012 - 2:15AM

    Although i don’t like this man but i am 100% with him on this issue.

    Cj should resign he had no credibility and never had any. No justice can be expected from a man whose son is involved in such big scam and coruption, during musharafs time same issue was raised about illeagal apointments that he made for his son for which such big drama was created and the main issue was never discussed.

    Its about time he is taken into account.

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  • Shahzad
    Aug 6, 2012 - 2:22AM

    @PervezM your comment that “Today CJ can walk any street of the country and people will welcome him with flowers” is very amusing. If the CJ came to my street people would for sure shower him, but not with flowers. I am guessing that you are from Northern Punjab since the rest of Pakistan would not agree with your comment. Even Chaudry realises that he would not be safe (he travels in a huge cavalcade, uses an armored car and has virtually 100s of policemen for protection).

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  • Genghis Ali
    Aug 6, 2012 - 2:29AM

    I was staunch supporter of I.M. Chaudhry, CJP, in lawyers movement. But, I think the CJP has not come up to the expectations of most of Pakistanis as they supported him enthusiastically during lawyers movement. Since average people have been disenchanted with him and his personality appears to be controversial, so the CJP may step down by presenting his resignation without further delay, adhering to moral conduct of judges… Given this backdrop, I support F.R.Abidi

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  • s shah
    Aug 6, 2012 - 3:51AM

    @Habib A. What a shameful attitude. You are the one spreading sectarianism. Your own words condemn you!

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  • American Desi
    Aug 6, 2012 - 4:28AM

    @Aamer: Open your eyes! Arslan was operating from CJPs house and raking in millions. Nepotism had made the CJP bind to justice and judicial ethics. Morality or intentions of the accuser is immaterial, what matters is whether the accusations are true or not. Unfortunately it is true nepotism is weighing the scale down towards injustice to the citizenry.

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  • Haider Shah
    Aug 6, 2012 - 4:43AM

    I completely agree with Faisal Abidi. Chief Justice is lying about his son and manipulating the nation.

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  • Political Analyst
    Aug 6, 2012 - 5:11AM

    This guy is high on PPP ….. soon the effects will fade and shivers and chills will run down his spine …. PPP is not a good drug … look at babar awan who tried doing PPP in the open and suffered heaps …… Abidi go into rehab bro ….

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  • Umar
    Aug 6, 2012 - 5:26AM

    @shahzad:
    Exactly how have they hurt Pakistan? by putting hurdles in the current government marathon of corruption?

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  • khyam
    Aug 6, 2012 - 5:27AM

    Abidi is abiding, he is well compensated for this. It’s a paid job

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  • Aug 6, 2012 - 6:13AM

    Nice speech, one of my Ingrazi friends only picked up ‘Parliament is a Laundry’… :O

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  • Zia Syed
    Aug 6, 2012 - 6:21AM

    My dad does not know who much I earn and save? In fact, I don’t like to share these kind of personal details. So does it make my dad responsible if I do something wrong? Get his son, why CJ? You guys need to grow up! Even Raza Abdi too.

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  • Jadugar
    Aug 6, 2012 - 6:52AM

    Faisal, Saw your interview on ARY channel, was impressed by your strong commitment to your beliefs You are a mans man God bless you

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  • Asad Shah
    Aug 6, 2012 - 6:56AM

    Abidi all the way

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