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Bars demand equal representation in process of judges appointment

Bar councils and associations have called for constitutional amendments in Article 175-A and Article 209 to allow equal representation of all the stake holders in the process of appointment and removal of judges in the country.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa’s case exposes underbelly of dirty surveillance tactics

Pakistan has a history of covert operations carried against governments, politicians, activists and even common citizens. In 1998, the Supreme Court held that covert surveillance of judges and information gathered through nefarious means, such as eavesdropping by the agencies, phone tapping and intimidation were ample reasons and sufficient grounds for the dissolution of the Benazir Bhutto government. It said that Bhutto has been accused of receiving sealed envelopes with sensitive and private information.