Washington, Nov 18 : Pakistan's deposed Chief Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar was today awarded the lifetime membership of the New York Bar.
Speaking on the occasion, he said he would continue the lawyers' struggle until the success of their movement, and added that war on terrorism in Pakistan could never be accomplished without the independent judiciary, reported The News.
Earlier, he was given a rousing citizens' reception in New York on Sunday night, where Pakistanis from far flung areas in the US gathered to welcome him.
According to the paper, the meeting arranged in his honour at a Brooklyn restaurant was packed to the capacity.
On arrival at JFK airport, Justice Chaudhry was received by a raucous crowd of around 500 as well as Pakistan's Consul-General in New York, Mohsin Razi, who had been instructed by Ambassador Husain Haqqani to accord full protocol to the arriving dignitary. "The Embassy of Pakistan honours all important Pakistani citizens, regardless of their affiliations," said the ambassador.