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Title of Thesis
Critical Study of the Factors undermining Independence of the Superior Judiciary in Pakistan

Author(s)
Amanullah Shah
Institute/University/Department Details
Gomal University of Dera Ismail Khan, NWFP, Pakistan.
Session
2009
Subject
Management Studies
Number of Pages
269
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S. No. Chapter Title of the Chapters Page Size (KB)
1 1 Introduction 11


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2 2 Pakistan Judicial History 20


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  2.1 The British Period 21
  2.2 Post Independence Period 27
 
3 3 Organization of the Judiciary in Pakistan 70


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  3.1 The Supreme Court of Pakistan 71
  3.2 The Federal Shariat Court 77
  3.3 The High Courts 78
  3.4 Subordinate Judiciary 81
4 4 Powers and Jurisdictions of the Superior Courts 85


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  4.1 Powers of the Supreme Court 85
  4.2 Functions and Powers of the Federal Shariat Court 91
  4.3 Powers and Jurisdictions of the High Courts 94
5 5 Structural Factors Affecting Independence of the Judiciary 99


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  5.1 Constitutional Foundation of the Judiciary 99
  5.2 Appointment of the Judges of the Superior Courts in Pakistan 123
  5.3 Independence of the Judges and Judicial Accountability 127
         

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6 Judicial Commitment to Independence of Judiciary in Pakistan 144


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  6.1 Role of the Judiciary during Constitutional Crisis 145
  6.2 Judiciary as an Institution 170
  6.3 Chief Justice Accepting Appointment as an Acting Governor of a Province: 173
  6.4 Role of the Individual Judges of the Superior Courts 177
         
7 7 Culture of the Legal Profession in Pakistan and its Impact on Independence of the Judiciary 187
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  7.1 Various Categories of Advocates 187
  7.2 Bar Councils 189
  7.3 Bar Associations 189
  7.4 Relation between Bench and Bar 190
  7.5 The Role of Bar in Protecting Judicial Independence in Pakistan 192
         
8 8 Executive Impact on Independence of Judiciary in Pakistan 210
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  8.1 Judicial independence under Civil Governments 211
  8.2 Impact of Army on the Judiciary 227
         
9 9 Conclusions 239
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  9.1 Suggestions for Improving Independence of Judiciary 250
         
    References  
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