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  Sajjad Ali Shah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sajjad Ali Shah was the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Wasim Sajjad, Chairman Senate, assumed office of the acting president Under the Constitution, on the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of the president, the chairman of the Senate acts as the president.
Sajjad Ali Shah expressed shock and surprise at the decision to remove him.Those who have followed Sajjad in the Supreme Chair have still to identify and punish the desecrators of the people's apex court.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sajjad_Ali_Shah   (2117 words)

 Pakistan Today: Front Page 101599
During this whole crisis, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah came out not only to be an extraordinary judicious mind but also a man of character that refused to compromise on principals in the face of extreme state pressures.
Justice Sajjad as chief justice by her, as narrated by a political commentator, “ The main reason appears to be the short-sighted, narrow-minded and parochial approach of Benazir and her government.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah: This is the main purpose of accountability.
www.paktoday.com /shah.htm   (1930 words)

 A Government Survives in Pakistan, While a Government Falls in India
Additionally, just-dismissed Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was one of the judges who had not sided with Sharif when he challenged the dismissal of his previous government.
Shah also had declared unconstitutional a bill passed by Sharif's Muslim League party banning crossing of the floor from one party to another by elected officials in the National Assembly.
M.M. Ali is a consultant and senior fellow with the Center for Planning and Policy Studies, based in the Washington, DC area.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0198/9801035.htm   (1782 words)

 TRIBUTE PAID TO QAZI FAIZ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Justice Syed Sajjad Ali Shah, former chief justice of Pakistan, said here on Monday that the constitution of Pakistan defines the role of the armed forces as defenders of the country’s borders, but the United States wants that they should rule the country.
Justice Shah said Kazi Faiz Mohammed was brought up in the midst of poverty and deprivation and no wonder that throughout his political career, he sided with the peasantry and the downtrodden and as a lawyer; he would take up their cases for free.
He said after the assassination of prime minister Liaquat Ali Khan, a bureaucrat, Ghulam Mohammed, was made the governor-general of Pakistan who dismissed the government of prime minister Nazimuddin, which was the beginning of the struggle between the civil and military bureaucracy and the democratic forces.
www.thesindh.com /sncevents/kfm2k3   (1289 words)

 TNFJ-Artciles / Messagesr
Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi, chief of the Tehrik Nifaze Fiqh-i-Jafariya, Pakistan was invited to present his point of view after all other parties.
Likewise, Tehrik chief, Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi deserve greetings for presented a comprehensive POINT OF VIEW in the Supreme Court while Allama Tajuddin Haideri also deserve thanks from the Millat for presenting it in the Supreme Court in an amicable manner.
The fresh example is the annual gathering at Shah Faisal Masjid in Islamabad in connection with the death anniversary of Ziaul Haq.
www.tnfj.org.pk /landmarks.htm   (2417 words)

 BBC News | South Asia | Protesters halt Pakistani PM court case
Protesters shouted abuse against the Chief Justice, Sajjad Ali Shah, who was hearing a case of contempt of court, which could lead to the Prime Minister's disqualification if he is found guilty.
Mr Ali Shah charged Mr Sharif with contempt after his outspoken criticism of the candidates.
Mr Ali Shah's position in the court has become increasingly uncertain after an internal struggle emerged in the Supreme Court over his status.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/34866.stm   (308 words)

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Giving the background of Mehram Ali on the basis of the initial investigations conducted by the police team, the DIG said he had met the former ISO chief Dr Mohammad Ali Naqvi in 1989 and later became very close to the latter in connection with the organisational matters.
Makhdoom Ali Khan, Naimur Rahman and Farogh Naseem are appearing for the government and the governor of Sindh in addition to the advocate-general, Shaikh Mir Mohammad, and additional advocate-general M. Bachal Tanyo.
The Chief Minister's House was involved in the incident as Asghar Ali, one of the members of the PPP (SB), was taken to the CM's House, confined there for the whole night by a principal staff officer to Abdullah Shah, and the FIR was dictated to him.
www.karachipage.com /news/Jan97/0121_31.txt   (19669 words)

 Why Nawaz Sharif was removed? (by Shahid Anwar) - Media Monitors Network (MMN)
Sajjad Ali Shah had assured the Prime Minister, before the passage of the Act, that judiciary would deal quickly with outstanding cases.
Encouraged by the government, some judges revolted against their Chief, as the Quetta bench of the Supreme Court suspended Sajjad Ali Shah, the Peshawar bench followed the suit, and it appeared as if there were two parallel Supreme Courts in the country.
Sajjad Ali Shah remained stuck to his guns and continued with contempt of court trail against the Prime Minister.
usa.mediamonitors.net /content/view/full/19929   (1945 words)

 Pakistan's crisis over: for how long?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It was a mischievous move by Shah which could have thrown Pakistan into even greater political turmoil had the army chief not put his foot down.
Immediately thereafter, Shah proceeded to entertain a petition challenging the 13th amendment, bypassing a number of other petitions that were pending before the bench.
Shah's action was a complete reversal of his earlier position.
www.muslimedia.com /archives/world98/pakconst.htm   (1145 words)

 Pakistani prime minister wins political feud   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was demoted by his colleagues on the nation's Supreme Court, and President Farooq Leghari resigned.
Sharif defused a major conflict with Shah by agreeing to nominate five new justices to the high court, including two whom the prime minister considers to be biased against him.
But another power struggle began almost immediately when Shah called hearings on contempt charges brought against Sharif for saying the court's stay of the anti-defection amendment would renew political horse-trading.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/97/12/03/pakistan.2-0.html   (477 words)

 Two more SC judges "suspend" Pak CJ
ISLAMABAD, November 27: Pakistan's Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah came under attack again today as two judges of the Peshawar Bench of the Supreme Court suspended him on the issue of seniority, plunging the country into an unprecedented crisis.
Shah said the matter would be heard tomorrow by a separate Bench nominated by him.
Shah also met Leghari in the morning prior to appearing in court.
www.expressindia.com /ie/daily/19971128/33250753.html   (325 words)

 How Many "Pillars" Support Pakistan's Government?
Soomro said that Shah had attempted to thwart the constitutional authority vested in the office of the elected prime minister.
Reportedly her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, now in jail in Pakistan on charges of murder and corruption, has been the person who amassed the "ill-begotten" fortune that allegedly runs into millions of dollars.
M.M. Ali is a consultant and senior Fellow with the Center for Planning and Policy Studies in the Washington, D.C. area.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/0398/9803035.html   (1237 words)

 DADU: Demand for preservation of historic monuments -DAWN - Local; 26 November, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Mr Noorani said that the petition filed by Sajjad Ali Shah could not be maintained as all points mentioned in it were conceded by the taluka nazim in his comments filed before the division bench.
He told the court that the petitioner was not an aggrieved party in the matter whereas representations of the taluka nazim had been interpreted to some extent by the SLGO.
The petitioner, Sajjad Ali Shah, prayed the court to direct the respondents to comply with the provision of the SLGO in letter and spirit.
www.dawn.com /2004/11/26/local16.htm   (507 words)

 BBC News | S/W Asia | Pakistan Chief Justice replaced
Mr Ali Shah reacted sharply to the ruling by 10 of his fellow Supreme Court judges that he should be replaced as head of the Court.
During a recent confrontation with the government, Mr Ali Shah took up a number of corruption cases involving Mr Sharif and summoned him for contempt of court.
Mr Ali Shah said he was shocked by his dismissal: "I'm shocked and really very surprised, and this was not expected as it has happened."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/world/s/w_asia/41977.stm   (348 words)

 DAWN - Opinion; April 14, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It is noteworthy that the third revolt, the longest and the most bloody, was initiated by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s highhandedness in dismissing the NAP government in Balochistan in March 1973-an expression of his own unbounded quest for power.
Syed Ataullah Shah Bukhari of Ahrarul Islam, it is said, used to lament that the people listen to him night-long but in the morning go and vote for Jinnah.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah is a witness to the political crisis of 1977 which had a debilitating effect on the democratic and constitutional order, resulting in military rule which lasted a decade.
www.dawn.com /2002/04/14/op.htm   (4169 words)

Justice ® Sajjad Ali Shah on the title of “Courts, Justice and Government” in his article in Nawai-e-waqt 2.6.2002 says a lady in her letter complained that in our beloved country there was no justice and she was so depressed that she was sorry why she was born in Pakistan.
The example can be seen the person who was accused of “contempt of court” with his neck tight walked out of court ”as usual” but a lower level newspaper reporter in same case went inside Jail.
Sajad Ali Shah says “justice not merely should have been announced but it should appear to have in effect been given”.
www.voy.com /190759/6.html   (1536 words)

 Comic tragedy of Pakistan
Shah's move was clearly a green light for them to sell themselves to the highest bidder.
Shah had advanced the ludicrous argument that Sharif was reinstated because he is a Punjabi, whereas another former prime minister, Benazir Bhutto (in 1990), was not because she is a Sindhi.
Benazir, under investigation for billions of dollars in fraud, issued her call, parrot-fashion, that there should be a government of 'national unity.' Her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, an even bigger crook, is also under investigation and mercifully, behind bars.
www.muslimedia.com /ARCHIVES/special98/pakcomic.htm   (982 words)

 News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Talking to reportrs here, Syed Sajjad Ali Shah, a former chief justice of the Supreme Court, called for relaxation of India`s stand vis-a-vis the proposed project.
To a question, Ali Shah suggested that the project could be a model for the two brotherly Muslim countries, Pakistan and Iran, to expand their economic and trade relations in the near future.
The Iran-Pakistan-India gasline project was envisioned in the mid-1990s, but no headway could be made toward implementation due to the longstanding Islamabad-Delhi differences on the Kashmir issue and other matters.
www.pakistanlink.com /Headlines/Jan05/04/12.htm   (274 words)

 Pakistan Link Headlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
OKARA : Opposing the holding of referendum, ex-Chief Justice of Pakistan, Syed Sajjad Ali Shah said that it is not in the national interest.
In an interview here, he said apparently it is an effort to prolong the rule and nothing else.
The ex chief justice also opposed the assertions made by President that former prime ministers, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto would not be allowed to come to the country.
www.pakistanlink.com /headlines/April/18/16.html   (192 words)

 Pakistan and Politics
In Sajjad Ali Shahs case he was threatening to invoke the Supreme Judicial Council which can remove judges in case of illness or infirmity.
However Sajjad Ali Shah refused to budge and the govt is now moning to legislate its position on the number of judges issue.
However according to a story in one newspaper today they are also threatening to impeach Faruk the countries President whom they accuse of siding with the CJ on each and every matter.They suggest that Faruk is not cooperating with Nawaz and thus causing problems.
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 tribuneindia... World
ISLAMABAD, June 7 — Former Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, whose differences with Nawaz Sharif nearly led to the fall of the government one-and-a-half year ago, has expressed fear that Pakistan might face a bloody revolution as the present rulers had “closed” all avenues of constitutional change.
ISLAMABAD, June 7 (PTI) — Former Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, whose differences with Nawaz Sharif nearly led to the fall of the government one-and-a-half year ago, has expressed fear that Pakistan might face a bloody revolution as the present rulers had “closed” all avenues of constitutional change.
Justice Shah, who was removed unceremoniously from his post in December 1997 after the storming of the Supreme Court by Sharif’s supporters during the hearing of a case against the Premier, said in an interview in Karachi yesterday, “the rulers have manipulated the Constitution in an effort to remain in power for good”.
www.tribuneindia.com /1999/99jun08/world.htm   (2952 words)

Among the speakers were former Chief Justice of Pakisan Justice Sajjad Ali Shah; Ms.
The Former Chief Justice of Pakisan Justice Sajjad Ali Shah discussed the Role of Judiciary in Pakistan and pointed out that constitution is a document in which system of governance is defined.
It is made by elected representatives of the nation and thus the constitution of each country is different from that of others.
www.pakistaneconomist.com /issue2000/issue48/etc4.htm   (500 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Sharief chargesheeted in contempt case
Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, who summoned the prime minister today, served the chargesheet on Sharief and 10 other respondents, including Law Minister Khalid Anwar.
Sharief, who was ordered to be present in person in the court, stormed out of the court angrily along with his cabinet colleagues just before the chief justice served the chargesheet which was received on his behalf by his counsel.
In Pakistan where it is a crime to criticise the judiciary, Sharief was accused of contempt after he told a news conference that Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah overstepped his authority and interfered with parliament's right to make laws.
www.rediff.com /news/nov/19pak.htm   (471 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Mob attack on Pak supreme court
Pakistan grappled with its worst-ever constitutional crisis for the second day on Friday when an unruly mob stormed into the supreme court, forcing Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah to adjourn the contempt of court case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharief.
Meanwhile, a number of prominent PML leaders, including Syed Zafar Ali Shah, who had refused to accept the chief justice in office on Thursday, regretted and condemned today's incident.
Expressing outrage, Ali said the development was ''a conspiracy masterminded to jeopardise the judico-political system in the country.''
www.rediff.com /news/nov/28pak.htm   (407 words)

 Briefings :: SECOND OPINION: Our judiciary’s decline and fall —Khaled Ahmed’s Review of the Urdu press
Talking to Khabrain ex-president Farooq Leghari said that he only forwarded the letter written by chief justice Supreme Court Sajjad Ali Shah to the army chief without any orders to carry out the judge’s request for military protection against prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
Leghari said that PML lawyer Khalid Anwar asked him to accept the verdict of the Quetta Bench of the Supreme Court removing the chief justice and replacing him with Justice Ajmal Mian.
Chairman Senate Wasim Sajjad too advised that Sajjad Ali Shah be relieved, but Leghari resisted, saying bags of money were allegedly paid to the Bench in Quetta to get the verdict.
www.punjabilok.com /punb2/full.php?p=754&more=1   (141 words)

 Aga Khan Timeline 1994 Doc 941118
In mid 1995, its classrooms will open to IED's first Visiting Teachers, who will be drawn from government schools in Karachi as well as Aga Khan Education Schools and other private as well as government schools in Pakistan and abroad.
Justice Sajjad Ali Shah congratulated the leadership of AKU and in particular the direction provided by Mawlana Hazar Imam, which led to the establishment of AKU's first new program beyond the Health Sciences.
He said it was a source of great hope that about a third of the Master Teachers being trained under IED's program were from government schools, and that this important venture would definitely contribute toward raising educational standards in Pakistan and other developing countries.
ismaili.net /news/941118.html   (780 words)

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