Pakistans’ Struggle for Judicial Independence

Pakistan in 2007 was unlike any other year in Pakistan’s modern history.  It was a year in which the judiciary questioned the legitimacy of Gen. Musharraf’s military regime and instigated a social movement to pronounce the importance of an independent judiciary and a constitutional democracy.  2007 was the year when Gen. Musharraf pressured Chief Justice Chaudhry to resign, when he declared a state of emergency that suspended the constitution and parliament, and when he required judges and Justices to swear an oath to his military government. Read more here.