Qazi Anwar

Lawyer, Person


Who is Qazi Anwar?

Qazi Muhammad Anwar, former Attorney General, constitutional lawyer, President of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan and former senator. A former activist in the Pakistan Peoples Party, he joined the Awami National Party in 1994 in protest against the dismissal of the provincial government by the Federal government. He also served as additional deputy secretary general of the Awami National Party. He has been active in opposing the recent suspension of Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry.

A hindko speaker he has recently rejoined the Awami National Party. he has been elected as Supreme Court Bar Association President in 2009, defeating Barrister Bacha with support from lawyers associated with the ANP and PPP.

Qazi Anwar, after his election to the office of the president SCBA, took a hard line on the issue of the independence of the judiciary from interference by the government. He took an equally hard line against government influence on the SCBA, returning a 1 million rupee cheque to then-Law Minister Babar Awan.

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on July 23, 2013


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