Study of the Emergency Rule in Pakistan, 2007


  • Khan Faqir
  • Fakhrul Islam


Some of the steps of public interest litigation that the judiciary took in 2007 were considered as a threat to the military government of Pervez Musharraf. He dismissed the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, on the charges of corruption. This presidential move was not against the chief justice of Pakistan but against the judiciary. The executive intent to tarnish and erode judiciary’s image, integrity and authority was countered by a countrywide movement for the restoration of judiciary. A consolidated struggle of the bar and the bench lead to judicial revivalism in Pakistan.