The Rise of Religious Extremism in Pakistan.

By AMICUS: In Pakistan, the relation between Islam and state has been a matter of great controversy. From the time of its inception, the opinion in the country has remained divided as to whether Pakistan is to be an Islamic/‘shariah’ state or a ‘modern’/‘secular’ Muslim-majority state. The roots of this controversy could be traced to the…

TEXT OF PRESIDENT PERVEZ MUSHARRAF'S REFERENCE AGAINST CHIEF JUSTICE.

Start QuoteBEFORE THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COUNCIL, PAKISTANISLAMABADReference by the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan under Article 209 of the ConstitutionRespectfully sheweth:The facts and circumstances necessitating this Reference by the president of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (”Pakistan”) under Article 209 of the Constitution, briefly stated, are as under:I. The Prime Minister of Pakistan on receipt…

The News Karachi-Text of Chief Justice Iftikhar M. Chaudhry's Application before SJC

Text of CJ’s application to SJC Following is the text of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry’s application before the Supreme Judicial Council. Some parts of the text have been omitted for legal reasons. Before the supreme judicial council (constituted against the provisions of article 209 of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan) Reference…

PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF'S ‘REFERENCE’…

PRESIDENT MUSHARRAF’S ‘REFERENCE’ AGAINST THE CHIEFJUSTICE AND THE PRESENT POLITICO CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS. By Amicus Part One: Presently President Musharraf is faced with the most serious political crisis since he assumed the power on 12 October 1999. Briefly the unfolding of the events may be recorded in a chronological order. Read the lines and read between…