Saturday, April 21, 2012

TIME's 100 Most Influential People of the World: Iftikhar Chaudhary - the Chief Justice of Pakistan

Last year, the TIME Magazine's 100 influential people form around the world included the former ISI Chief of Pakistan Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha. This year, two Pakistani have been added into the 2012 Time 100 most influential people of the world; Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy for bringing to forth the miseries of the acid-victim women of Pakistan in her documentary 'Saving Face' that won an Oscar, and Mr Ifhtikhar Chaudhary, the Chief Justice of Pakistan.

Mr Iftikhar Chaudhary has really emerged as the most influential man in Pakistan since his rightful stance against a military dictator and later to uphold the rule of law and make it supreme despite annoyance of many in the present government of the country. 

His profile for the Time Magazine is written by the famous cricket turned politician of Pakistan and the Tehrik-i-Insaaf (the movement for justice) chief Imran Khan, who says:
“(Justice) Chaudhry has become the first head of Pakistan’s Supreme Court to attempt to bring the powerful to justice. He has taken on the prime minister and the president in an effort to hold them accountable. It’s not just the politicians either. Chaudhry, 63, is also seeking to take Pakistan’s intelligence agencies to task for their human rights abuses.”

View a screen shot from the Time magazine's page on Mr Justice Iftikhar Chaudhary with write up from Imran Khan:

Reference: TIME The 2012 TIME 100