Iftikhar Chaudhry takes charge as Pak CJ

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Iftikhar Chaudhry
Islamabad: Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, who was sacked as the Chief Justice (CJ) of Pakistan in Nov 2007 by then president Pervez Musharraf, resumed charge of the office early on Sunday, Mar 21.

He was appointed as Chief Justice by Pakistani President General Pervez Musharraf in 2005. He was suspended by the same man and when he refused to oblige the President in Uniform by refusing to resign.

The move sparked the historic Lawyers' Movement which claimed as its first victory - the reinstatement of Chaudhry by an order of the Supreme Court in July 2007.

Right after taking charge on Mar 21, Chaudhry approved the roster of the apex court and constituted five benches for the principal as well as other seats, Geo TV reported, citing a statement from the Supreme Court.

Chaudhry, accompanied by members of the executive committee of the Supreme Court Bar Association and lawyers, will return to work on Tuesday, Mar 24 the report said.

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