Judges like Iftikhar Chaudhry should be held accountable: Fawad

Federal minister for science and technology says a change is needed in the process through which judges are appointed


News Desk May 18, 2019
Former chief justice Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry. PHOTO: EPA

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said on Saturday that judges like Iftikhar Chaudhry should also go through the process of accountability.

In his message on social media website Twitter, the minister said, “As a result of two verdicts of the former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Chaudhry and giving $100 million to lawyers as their fees, the country now faces a fine of $1.4 billion.”

“An incompetent judge becomes a nuisance. A change is needed in the process through which judges are appointed,” claimed Fawad.

PTI demands action against ex-CJP Iftikhar, family

In 2018, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) demanded that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) must take notice of alleged corruption by the former CJP.

Fawad at that time had alleged Chaudhry’s family members were involved in fraud and corruption. He questioned how Chaudhry owned several properties in Lahore and Islamabad when he claimed to be taking no salary during his tenure as the top judge.

Fawad had also asked the accountability watchdog to initiate investigations against his family.

COMMENTS (3)

S Zafar Iqbal | 2 years ago | Reply No one should be above the law; certainly not the judges whose job it is to uphold the law.
Irshad K | 2 years ago | Reply Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry is right saying that judges like Iftikhar Chaudhry should also go through the process of accountability. NAB must take notice of alleged mass corruption by the former CJP and his son. I salute Fawad Choudhry for standing up to a very serious issue of the appointment of incompetant and corrupt Judges. Selection procedures for the Judges should be transparent and must follow the guide lines of C.S.S selection process.
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