“Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry has been nominated for the Nobel Prize”, said SCBA President, Aitzaz Ahsan, which, he added, was a great honour not only for him but for the entire country.
The SCBA President said that the entire world had acknowledged the services of desposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry for the rule of law and independence of the judiciary.
Besides this, the “Medal of Freedom” has been conferred on him by one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Harvard, which is an honour bestowed only on two other persons before him – South Africa’s Nelson Mandela and Thurgood Marshal – in the over–two hundred year history of the university. He added that the New York Bar, the world’s largest bar, had also awarded a lifetime honorary membership to the desposed CJP in recognition of his services to the rule of law.
He said that it was cruel irony that at a time when the world was acknowledging the deposed CJP’s services and showering honours and laurels on him, he was kept non–functional in his own country by two successive governments.