Nov 21, 2007

Support Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) Initiative for Supreme Court Judges in Pakistan

Dear Friends of Pakistan and ANAA Members,

Pakistan is passing through tough times. For the first time in Pakistan history "Judiciary" has boldly stood with the people of Pakistan. All Martial laws in the past were given a legal cover by the Supreme court but this Judiciary has boldly defied. Civil society in Pakistan and abroad have supported Chief Justice Chaudhry Iftikhar and other supreme court judges who have refused to take oath under PCO. Our national heroes like Chaudhry Aitizaz, president of supreme court bar assosiation, Munir A Malik and all others who are incarcerated, so that Pakistan can get a new start, need our support.

My Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) has taken a bold stand for the supremacy of judiciary and rule of law in Pakistan. He will soon be tabling a resolution that would be urging the government of Pakistan to immediately restore the rule of law by reinstating the constitution and members of supreme court of Pakistan. He would ask that all charges against the human right defenders should be ended and all of them should be released immediately from detention and house arrest. He would ask to restore the independence of media.

Congressman Trent Franks is interested in getting more co-sponsors for his resolution.

Please ask your congressional representative to endorse this initiative. You can reach your representative by clicking here.

If you congressional representative is interested in co-sponsoring the resolution then their office can contact Tina Ramirez -email and get the copy of actual resolution.

Please make this call today. This is one positive thing we can do for people of Pakistan.

Zaffar Iqbal
ANAA President

Media coverage: Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) blasted Pakistan's crackdown on human right defenders. full report

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