CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry's historic tenure comes to an end

Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry served as chief justice for eight interrupted, yet historic years.

APP/web Desk December 11, 2013
File photo of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. PHOTO: FILE


Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry returned home from his last day as head of country's top court on Wednesday, bringing to end eight historic years in Pakistan's judicial history, reported Express News.

Earlier during the day, the chief justice was part of the three-member bench that heard the contempt of court case regarding the inspector general of the Frontier Corps (FC).

A full court reference in honour of the outgoing chief justice was also held today, as he retires after serving as in the apex court for more than one decade.

The reference was to be held in Court Room No. 1. According to sources in the Registrar Office of the SC, the full court reference was held with all the judges of the apex court in attendance.

Attorney General Munir A Malik, Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) Syed Qalb-e-Hassan and President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Kamran Murtaza were also scheduled to deliver speeches on the occasion.

Chaudhry addressed the meeting and highlighted the performance of the judiciary regarding the role of apex court.

CJ Chaudhry, whose tenure has been riddled with controverseys, could not but help yet another controversy from cropping up on his last day in office. Journlaists protested what they claimed had been preferential access granted to the film and broadcast images from the full court reference when all other channels were locked out by the court administration.

Journalists resorted to protesting outside the court on this alleged preferential access.

Chaudhry was born on December 12, 1948, and completed his early education from Quetta, Balochistan, with LLB from Sindh. He was elevated to the Supreme Court on February 4, 2000 and appointed as the Chief Justice on June 30, 2005.

Read about the five highs and five lows of his tenure here.


Munir A.Ch. | 7 years ago | Reply

very bold and historical C.J who played historical role for maintaining justic for poor peole of pakistan..

Adil | 8 years ago | Reply

Ifthikhar Chaudhury was too scared to act against religious extremists and terrorist. For this reason his name will never feature amongst the 'Greats' in Pakistan

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