AJK judicial crisis continues

Express April 25, 2010


Political and judicial crises continued to plague Azad Jammu Kashmir's government, as a possibility of withdrawing a reference against Justice Riaz Akhtar Chaudhry got ruled out.

A 7 member governmental committee presided by AJK Law Minister Abdul Rasheed Abbassi presented its recommendations.

The committee claimed that accusations against Justice Riaz Chaudhry are valid.

It has recommended the appointment of Justice Syed Manzoor Hussain Gilani as chief justice.

The committee argued that the government has sent a reference to the Supreme Judicial Council and it cannot be withdrawn.

If the reference is taken back, the prime minister, law minister and other officials may get dismissed from their positions.