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Lawyers should adopt non-violent measures: Aitzaz


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Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan. — File Photo
Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan. — File Photo

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senator and barrister, Aitzaz Ahsan said on Tuesday that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf can not be a hero to the nation anymore and it’s the responsibility of the federal government to take action against him under Article 6 of the constitution, DawnNews reported.

Talking to media persons at the Lahore High Court premises, Aitzaz Ahsan said that rather than obstructing the decisions of the Supreme Court, the orders need to be implemented.

Aitzaz Ahsan said that the lawyers should adopt non-violent measures in the Musharraf case because such measures have undermined the prestige of the judiciary.

Moreover, he said that all the leaders of all political parties were the same and Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) should treat them equally.

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Michael Malcolm Apr 23, 2013 01:00pm
Aitazaz Ahsan is lying low for he may get entangle in the corruption that he been in. These people will all get to the point of no return watch my words.
Qurratul ain Apr 23, 2013 05:27pm
Aitzaz is an asset to the legal fraternity. He always says what is right whether someone likes or not. At the time of need, Nawaz Sharif and Iftikahr Chaudhry had to get his services. This is sufficient to believe that he is acceptable and credit-worthy for all those who fall in trouble and seek his help.
Imtiaz Apr 23, 2013 12:58pm
Undermined the prestige of the judiciary? hahahah Juducuary is the most corrupt intitution in Pakistan, were justice in not only delayed but in most cases denied. Most of the lawyers are choose to become lawyers as they were unsucessful at other professions. They have to settle the score now. Mushrruf is the most honest person we ever had in this country. Wonderng why army is quite?
Mustafa Apr 23, 2013 03:00pm
Please comment on the issue at hand: Musharraf.
Mustafa Apr 23, 2013 03:03pm
If CJ takes action to stop people disrespecting Pakistani nationals then it will be a disaster for the courts to handle thousands of suo motos daily.
hammad Apr 23, 2013 02:51pm
Army can not openly defend the former chief of the army staff .This is only due to the way, army was being projected in the media for pushing pakistan towards destruction instead of protection .
Habib Rahman Apr 23, 2013 03:45pm
This country is suffering from unnecessary extra judicial activism.Corrupt politicians like Raja Rental and Nawaz was allowed to contest election while the corruption cases pending in the court against these politicians but Musharraf was not allowed to contest election.For one thing there is no corruption cases against him and all other cases are fake enough to prevent him to take part in election.When Musharraf was in power 1999-2008, Pakistan was one of the fastest growing country in the 138UN member states with 7% GDP growth (Zaidi )the highest in the history of Pakistan and with low inflation of 6.6% for fy 01-08, low deficit of 4.3% and FDI 0f 5.4B$ (Nauman) with stable economy of 62 rupees to a dollar and foreign reserve of 14.6B$ in 2007(sir.A.Rasheed) and got rid of IMF as Pakistan could finance its own projects with out IMF.If this nation was smart , they would have got rid of these corrupt politicians long time ago and give a chance to honest competent leaders , civilian or military to put Pakistan on the path of development and prosperity just like our Asian neighbours with good growth .From on , BEG and BORROW will be our future along with load shedding and no prospect of creating jobs because of short fall of energy.The nation is broke only after five years of democracy, all public entities like PIA, PS, PR, PSo and wapda are almost broke and the country is inching to bankruptcy and its way to IMF twice in five years just to prevent defaulting on its huge debts.48 B$ remitance and 8 BS loan from IMF is gone in to deep pockets of the politicians.May ALLAH save Pakistan from these politicians.
Hasan Zaman Apr 23, 2013 01:32pm
"Cheering lawyers showered flowers on the killer, Mumtaz Qadri, as he was escorted into court." What kind of message Pakistani Lawyers are sending?
Ali Hassan Apr 23, 2013 10:50am
Fraudulent people are very common in Pakistan. Most importantly they get quiet a lot of TV attention.
zaheer Apr 23, 2013 12:55pm
The judiciary should bring all those into justice who violated articles 6 of constitution. even from their graves.
Cynic Apr 23, 2013 11:07am
Lawyers are the scum of the earth, but here they pretend to be the saviours.
salma hasan Apr 23, 2013 11:09am
CJP is not taking somoto action against lawyers who are taking law in their hands???!!!!!
wachucha Apr 23, 2013 09:01am
What a shame! once he was a good lawyer.
Khan Apr 23, 2013 01:12pm
He was never a good lawyer look at the assets of his wife CNG stations etc.. Hypocrisy become part and parcel of Pakistani society even Allah cannot save us now.