Judges should have waited till morning: Kurd

Published: October 15, 2010
Ali Ahmed Kurd said that yesterday's events displayed a war of nerves.

Ali Ahmed Kurd said that yesterday's events displayed a war of nerves.

Former Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Ali Ahmad Kurd on Friday said he believed yesterday’s events were a war of nerves and it would have been better for everyone if the judges waited till morning, instead of meeting at the Supreme Court at night.

Meanwhile, current SCBA President Qazi Anwar  warned of a giant clash with the government if it decided to take back its order on the restoration of judges.

He said that the previous day a statement was issued that implied that November 3 would be repeated. He added that if this happens, such a fire will spread that it will engulf the government.

He also requested the government to not test the nerves of the people.

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Reader Comments (25)

  • Oct 15, 2010 - 3:54PM

    agree with kurd… thousands and thousands of cases are in pending but when it came to judiciary itself they started court in night. justice is as important for public as it is for judges. they could wait still morning. Recommend

  • Oct 15, 2010 - 4:32PM

    At least one person in black can speak with his mind other wise all other speaks same on behalf of position already they in past and he is paying it’s cost he did not big money client . Recommend

  • Amanat ali
    Oct 15, 2010 - 4:53PM

    Now why the Kurd is angry with the SC, once he was leading the movement for the restoration and now become opponent of the court. It means some of his demands were not fulfilled by the apex court so he become enemy of the judges. everyone has its own benefits. Now kurd said that he will support parliament rather than SC. Someday earlier he was in favour of SC and against the parliament. What is this……????Recommend

  • SUB
    Oct 15, 2010 - 4:57PM

    Mr. Kurd? What is his profile as a lawyer? I have never heard him or read any comments on constitution or the profession of law, like so many others e.g. Ikram Sheikh, Akram Choudhary, Khalid Anwar, Nasira Iqbal, Wajid ud dDim, Dr. Basit even Latif Khosa & Babar Awan

    President of the SCBA is like the President & Prime Minister of the country? I have only seen him make political speeches like “moajma walas”Recommend

  • naqi akbar
    Oct 15, 2010 - 5:14PM

    A grave situation. the fight between the warring cats can encourage the monkey to step in !!!!Recommend

  • Ishaq Narejo
    Oct 15, 2010 - 5:15PM

    It seem judges are more panicked than government. I agee with Mr. Kurd.
    Judges should work for masses instead for self protection. Also judges should distance themselvs from politics.Recommend

    Oct 15, 2010 - 5:42PM

    An unguided missile!Recommend

  • abid
    Oct 15, 2010 - 6:27PM

    judiciary such a move merely based on media rumours is beyond costitutional act.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Oct 15, 2010 - 6:33PM

    They won’t sit in “Raat dy Hanaray wich” for 2 million plus cases. What does all this communicate to the masses at large is certainly to be pondered upon. Please do politics or behave like other Judges whom you cherish most in the world. Recommend

  • Mohsin Hijazee
    Oct 15, 2010 - 6:44PM

    Whatever, one thing is written. Govt cannot escape. Not a chance. Justice or Civil War is the future if govt continues to its deeds.Recommend

  • Basit
    Oct 15, 2010 - 7:39PM

    Its always sad to read the comments of people on this topic. Our nation has became pessimist.

    I didn’t see anywhere Kurd supporting the government instead of judiciary. Even if judges met at night for saving their seats, its OK for them to do that. What if someone is planning to remove you by force, you will do the same, and you should.

    the only thing i want to say in this situation is to use minds rather than being aggressive. The biggest problem of our nation is that they want a CHANGE in a night without knowing that their struggle will bring good or bad.

    May Allah bless our nation and our country.Recommend

  • Arifq
    Oct 15, 2010 - 8:48PM

    When in doubt, shoot! Is that the message conveyed by the honorable judges? Recommend

  • Ed
    Oct 15, 2010 - 9:43PM

    Million cases or what ever number, would only be adhered to if the judges remain, majority believes that these judges now in the SC are unbiased and just want the work done….Recommend

  • Parvez Mahmud
    Oct 15, 2010 - 11:33PM

    Preemptive strike. Recommend

  • Islam Mirza
    Oct 16, 2010 - 1:25AM

    Perhaps the honourable SC believes in MURPHY’s Law.Recommend

    Oct 16, 2010 - 1:27AM

    In the game of power, those who wait end on the losing side!Recommend

  • basharat
    Oct 16, 2010 - 5:09AM

    Mr Kurd is a gentle, sincere and simple person . He participated in the struggle for the restoration of the Chief Justice , because he believed that reference against the Chief Justice ,had been filed
    with malafide intention and ulterior motives . Once , on a talk show , he said that we , during the campaign , had assured the people that they will get real and prompt justice, but there is no change. The man is not attached with any political party , we therefore , cannot blame him that he has changed his loyalties . The stories , circling in media and elsewhere , about some other leaders of the lawyer´s movement are not at all pleasant. Ridiculing a person , like that of Mr Kurd is , outrightly uncalled for . He is honest and truthful , a man, with nice quality deserves encouragement .Recommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 10:28AM

    Kurd Saheb, the Judges should have waited till moring—WHY-. I would have agreed with you, if the government had given in writing, what the SC had asked for. Please Kurd Saheb, have a heart.Recommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 10:46AM

    PPP has shown restrain against these biased judges for long but they have not behaved and continued to create trouble for govenment. These judges are friends of Sharifs and has kept mum on corruption of Sharifs. They have not opened cases of ISI funding religious and political parties. They have not convicted extremists and suicide bombers. It appears as if CJ is member of Jamaat Islami. They dont deserve to be judges as they are biased and unjust bunch of people.Recommend

  • aasia sohail mian
    Oct 16, 2010 - 1:02PM

    The supreme court has over reacted. The judges are going faster than the government. Both institutions are watching their own interests. Nobody is concerned with the public issues. Recently attack by lawyers remained unchecked by the Supreme Court and no body asked the lawyers about their attempt of attack on court of Chief Justice of Lahore High Court. Recommend

  • Oct 16, 2010 - 1:02PM

    Every institution,
    called pillar of the state
    should remain under the ring of constitution.

    In the constitution,
    role of institutions has been selected
    the same should be adopted,
    shouldn’t go out,shouldn’t too limited,
    play actively but in the ring.Recommend

  • Neha Khan
    Oct 16, 2010 - 8:37PM

    Totally agree with Ali Ahmed Kurd. Morning was hardly a few hours away, what was the desperation??? These judges can do anything to save their jobs. They can take oath on PCO, refuse to take oath on PCO, meet at 2 am, not meet ever…. simply whatever it takes to help themselves and serve whoever they are serving. There is no doubt that it is not the country they are working for. Recommend

  • Zahid Hussain
    Oct 17, 2010 - 5:01PM

    The judges have crossed all limits of professional GRACE and OVER-RAECTED to an unsubstantiated over-played and over-sensationalized news story. They were expected to show restraint instead of creating a PANIC like situation by unjudiciously SIDING with and pre-maturely SUBSTANTIATING the media story themselves without quoting and / or refering to their sources.

    The other discomforting act was to ask the prime minister to give a writen assurance WITHIN ONE HOUR. Was the court addressing that order to a man in street who has nothing to do all day but respond to court’s orders?

    THE JUGDES ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO FOLLOW THE MEDIA OR TO REACT TO UNSUBSTANTIATED STORIES. Tomorrow if anyone says on television that someone has made up his mind to kill someone will the court be justified to issue an order asking the accused person to give in writing that he did not intend to do that?Recommend

  • Gangly Khan
    Oct 17, 2010 - 7:51PM

    Lawyers are split over the performance of judges. Qazi. Lawyers seen with him are siding with Justice for their own interest. Judges are corrupt and biased. They must be sacked in order to cool down the situation. They are neither sacrosanct nor indispensable. they are behaving like politicians. They said after restoration milk streams will flow and speedy justice will be dispensed. They did not fulfill their promises. They should be made accountable for delaying justice to general public. They should not interfere on government functioning. Government was elected by public and not by judges. They have no authority to challenge appointments made by competent authorities. Recommend

  • Raj
    Oct 27, 2010 - 12:24PM

    Mr. Kurd had done very well in movement. But Mr. Kurd can not press the Judges what they do or not.Recommend

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