PCO Judges case
The Provisional Constitutional Order Judges case (shortened to PCO Judges case), refers to ongoing Pakistan Supreme Court cases begun in 2009. On 3 November 2007, then-President Pervez Musharraf declared a Provisional Constitutional Order, which declared a state of emergency and suspends the Constitution of Pakistan. Under this emergency law, all High court judges, including the Supreme Court justices, were asked to take oath under this Provisional Constitutional Order. Those who didn't were placed under effective house arrest. A seven-member bench issued a restraining order on the same day, barring the government from implementing emergency rule and urging other government officials to not help do so.
The Provisional Constitutional Order Judges case has been examining the constitutionality and legality of the steps taken by Musharraf in declaring a state of emergency, and considering contempt of court charges against justices who took oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order in violation of the restraining order.

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The Provisional Constitutional Order Judges case (shortened to PCO Judges case), refers to ongoing Pakistan Supreme Court cases begun in 2009.
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4-member bench to hear PCO judges case - The Nation
Dec 8, 2010 ... For news details Read on : 4-member bench to hear PCO Judges case. ISLAMABAD - After stepping down of Justice Sair Mohammad Ali from ...
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Contempt notices issued to PCO judges - DAWN.COM
Oct 6, 2009 ... The chief justice divided judges` case into four categories. The first category related to judges who had taken oath under the PCO on Nov 3, ...
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Asma criticises court verdict on PCO judges - DAWN.COM
May 19, 2011 ... Although he was a PCO judge, yet we supported the chief justice when he was sacked. We believed that if a dictator was allowed to ride ...
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PCO judges case: Gilani lets court rule, again - Awaz.tv
ISLAMABAD: In an attempt to avert another executive-judiciary row, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani “de-notified” on Sunday non-functional members of the ...
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SC urged to summon Musharraf in PCO judges' case - GEO.tv
Feb 18, 2011 ... ISLAMABAD: The counsel of PCO judges Dr Basit has pleaded in the Supreme Court for summoning former Army Chief Pervez Musharraf over ...
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Ex-PCO judge files reference against CJP, others - Daily Times
Nov 28, 2013 ... Ex-PCO judge files reference against CJP, others. * Justice (r) Yasmin claims Nov 3, 2007 restraining order signed by 7 SC judges was 'forged'
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Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was restored on 22 March 2009, along with several other judges. ... of the Pakistan Steel Mills, leading the case of missing persons in Balochistan, ... 1 Early life and family; 2 Career in law; 3 Oath taking under PCO 1999 ... Chaudhry has a Bachelors in Arts and Bachelors in Law (LLB) from University of Sindh, Jamshoro.
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Once appointed justices are expected to complete a designated term and then ... 6.4.1 Controversial aspect of the decision; 6.4.2 Review petition filed by Lahore High Court non-PCO removed judges .... the courthouse when defence lawyer S.M. Zafar was arguing Sharif's case. ..... Cambridge University Press, 2012. pp.
PCO judges case: Gilani lets court rule, again - Awaz.tv
“I have no sympathies with PCO judges but only the council can remove judges ... forum to decide the fate of judges,” said former PCO judge Muhammad Ahsan Bhoon, ... LAHORE: The Punjab University (PU) administration on Wednesday ...
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Coke observed in the case of Proclamations (1610) that 'the King hath no ..... known more by its sobriquet the 'PCO Judges'82 case in the legal fraternity. ..... Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Cambridge University Press. Hassan ...
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May 19, 2011 ... Asma criticises SC verdict in PCO Judges case ... Later, the SCBA president took out a rally from Sindh University's Old Campus to Hyderabad ...
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Second Review Petition in PCO Judges case ..... Afirca's Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshal – in the over – two hundred year history of the university.
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Oct 18, 2013 ... R (oao the Plantagenet Alliance) v SSJ and Leicester University ... paradigm case for the grant of a full PCO in favour of the Claimants (i.e. full ...
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Oct 18, 2013 ... High Court dismisses challenge to PCO in Richard III burial case ... the burial licence granted by the Ministry of Justice to Leicester University.
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Jan 21, 2011 ... PCO Judges case: Generals should also be tried for treason, says attorney .... Higher education: Govt not responsible for universities' past ...
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Oct 18, 2013 ... It is understood that loss of the PCO could have jeopardised the judicial ... The judge observed: "It seems that this case will be hard fought, despite ... "It also ignores the fact that the licensee (the University of Leicester) is not a ...
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tion of the PCO, and it readily conceded. (2) The cases of judges, who either refused to take oath or were not invited to take oath, were declared to be "passed and closed transaction[s]," which meant that they were the product of the old legal  ...
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Law was not politics: judging the "exercise of constituent power unduly or against the wishes of the people, is a ... By emasculating the courts under the PCO and flagrantly violating the generous terms of Nusrat Bhutto's case, Zia ul Haq gave ...
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had been banned as a consequence of his conviction in a case associated with the 1999 coup; and Shahbaz because he was part of ... As Zardari delayed, the Movement for the Restoration of the Judges ('the Young Lawyers' Movement') continued to grow, and with party ... Some of the major findings: 1 The Tika Khan cases in which the Dogar Court had validated the PCO were deemed null and void, ...
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And as for the pco- people's being judges in their own case, it is plain, they ought to be the only judges, because it is their own, and only concerns themselves. An. Gen. The latter end, the last sheet of all. § 35. L.C.J. The L.C. J. The argument ...
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Treason case: Musharraf summoned at special court on Dec 24 – The Express Tribune
Specia­l court accept­s reques­t by federa­l govt to start treaso­n case agains­t Mushar­raf for violat­ing the consti­tution.
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Joyless Justice: The Unhappy Legacy of Pakistan’s Newly ‘Independent’ Judiciary -by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari
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5-and-5: The highs and lows of the outgoing CJ of Pakistan | Pakistan Times
To take full stock of what Iftikhar Chaudhry did in his tenure in a few hundred words is not possible. Primarily, because he did so much.
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5-and-5: The highs and lows of the outgoing CJ of Pakistan | Pakistan
To take full stock of what Iftikhar Chaudhry did in his tenure in a few hundred words is not possible. Primarily, because he did so much.The desire to do too much too quickly is always dangerous, exponentially more so when one of the most powerful individual in the country is consumed by it. To generalize, the “bad” that the Court did was almost the grand, the macro, the great philosophical, political and moral questions; the Court got most of them wrong, as most Courts do. The “good” that came was mostly the micro, the less glamorous, less adversarial, the human rights issues and the problem was that there was too little of that. However, on the rare occasions promise was displayed, and it lowers the spirit to think of the splendors withheld, of what could have been. Alas it was not to be, the desire of self advancement meant to take the center role in the largest of stages. However perhaps there is a lesson somewhere for those following in the footsteps of Justice Chaudhry. History is rarely kind to those who seek instant glory. The subject and the object of future exercises in judicial activism should be the marginalized and not the Court itself. Although the balance is tilted heavily towards one side, in the interest of fairness and parting courtesy, here are some of the best and worst judgments of the Chaudhry court. THE WORST CASES 1. The PCO Judges case The 31st July, 2009 Judgment was one of the earliest judgment that gave an indication of things to come from the post restoration judiciary. The lawyers movement was based on one seminal principle, namely, that Judges of the Superior Courts (High court and Supreme Court) cannot be sent home without the due process articulated in Article 209, and in the PCO Judges case the CJ and the court by sending more than one hundred judges home did exactly what their grievance was against General Musharraf. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 2. The NRO Judgment The question in the NRO judgment was simple strictly formal legal question, namely, if the NRO was valid law or not. It was not the final verdict but the process which was very problematic. The court not only struck down the NRO (which it could) but also wrote around 290 pages, most of them dealt with morality, politics and the court’s version of history. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 3. The Memo Commission This was an extraordinary and unprecedented exercise. The Court had no legal basis of holding the matter justiciable (admit it to hearing) as it ostensibly pertained to foreign policy. The fact that it did so, was either a case of very poor judgment or else was not completely bonafide. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 4. Arslan Iftikhar Case This was again incredible in so far as the Chief Justice himself sat on the bench that took suo motu notice of the case. Again, an egregious disregard of the code of conduct and the principle of not being a judge in own cause. And the subsequent handling, even after the CJ had recused himself had major problems of neutrality, objectivity and most importantly that justice was clearly not seen to being done. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 5. The Disqualification of PM Gilani The PM Gilani contempt and the NRO implementation proceedings were problematic at multiple levels. Legally, the issue was that the original seven member bench had not disqualified PM Gilani and a subsequent three member bench doing it meant overruling the seven member bench, a rather ridiculous thing. Also, the power to disqualify lay arguably with the Speaker National Assembly and the Election Commission of Pakistan, the court rendered both of them redundant in this case. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. THE BEST CASES 1. The judgment providing impetus for legislation on Acid Violence In a Judgment passed on 20th November 2009, while hearing a suo motu case involving throwing of acid on the face of a young girl. The Court emphasized the need for having specific legislation dealing with it and also looked at laws dealing with the practice in Bangladesh etc, and recommended to the government that a law be drafted and passed, and free medical aid and rehabilitation facilities be provided to the victims. The law was passed in 2011. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 2. Investigation and Prosecution of Rape In 2012 the Court took up a petition against the Punjab Government under Article 184 (3) dealing with measures that would improve the investigation and prosecution of rape. The court gave directions to the Punjab government to implement the guidelines articulated by the court, including better recording of victim’s statements, preserving DNA evidence etc. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 3. Rights of Hijras In 2009, the court issued a judgment recognizing and granting rights to the “Hijra” community. This judgment and subsequent follow up petitions on the matter have laid meaningful jurisprudence which will be useful not only for the Hijras but also for granting of rights to other marginalized groups in the future. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 4. The Asghar Khan Case This was the first time that the military establishment’s practice of influencing and manipulating the electoral process was formally recognized and people, both military and intelligence agencies along with the political beneficiaries were named and acknowledged. Although, unlike the NRO no implementation proceedings were started and the Court stopped short of actually holding individuals accountable, still it was a step, albeit a small one, in the right direction. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. 5. Missing Persons Case The missing persons case has not changed all that much up to now. However, it is perhaps the first serious attempt by the judiciary to hold the military establishment accountable for impunity and violation of fundamental rights. The Court has not displayed the same aggression towards military top brass as it routinely did with the political leadership. Yet, it has brought the issue in the mainstream debate in an important way, and that is an achievement of the court. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. The writer is a lawyer and partner at Ijaz and Ijaz Co in Lahore. He is a regular contributor to The Express Tribune’s oped pages saroop.ijaz@ tribune.com.pk
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Treason case: Musharraf summoned on Dec 24 | SAMAA TV
Staff Report ISLAMABAD: First time in Pakistan’s history, high treason proceedings against a former military ruler will begin later this month on charges of abrogating the constitution and imposing a state of emergency, SAMAA reported. A special court formed for the trial, issued summons to for
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Dissecting Usman Manzoor’s “golden era of judiciary”: Farewell CJP Iftikhar Chaudhry (Part 3)
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