Future of Lawyers’ Movement

Just Imagine that somehow the whole of 60+ judges have been reinstated including the Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhary and are functioning in the Supreme Court and other courts without any further hurdle. Then what would become of the lawyers’ movement?

Will it just vanish in the thin air, or will it just integrate or will it be divided into factions, or will it remain united and will observe vigil over the independence of the judiciary? These are the questions that must be pondered upon to save this fabulous movement from disintegration.

In the absence of a strong opposition, and in the absence of a matured media, the lawyers can play a pivotal role in safeguarding the rule of law in the country. They could not only keep on reminding the rulers about their presence with their achievements, and they could also keep a soft check on the judiciary.

Future of Lawyers’ movement is very important for the future of independence of the judiciary.


3 thoughts on “Future of Lawyers’ Movement”

  1. 1) The lawyers will not sit aloof in future political affairs and will continuously monitor the developments and pace of the rule of law.

    2) Human rights issues will dominate politics and will not be so easy to dismiss as it was before March 9, 2007. The courts will be filled by public litigation cases and decisions of the judiciary will be
    discussed openly by the public including the media.

    3) A strong civil society will emerge on common points, particularly for an independent judiciary without any political and official interference.

    4) It was evident that the media and particularly the journalists have strongly supported the movement of the lawyers, without which it would have not been possible for the lawyers to keep the movement
    running. They have proved their independent position for the rule of law, supremacy of judiciary and freedom of expression. So for future governments it will be difficult to put this Djinn back in the bottle. The journalists will continue to monitor the issues of corruption, nepotism, violations of human rights and curbs against their professional duties.

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