Consitutional Crisis in Pakistan – Petition Results
We, the lawyers of America, stand shoulder to shoulder with the brave lawyers and citizens of Pakistan as you strive to preserve the rule of law in your nation.
An independent legal system and a just constitution are cornerstones of all lawful societies. The arrests of Pakistan’s Supreme Court justices, and of thousands of lawyers, judges and civil leaders, are a profound breach of the rule of law.
The American Bar Association calls on President Pervez Musharraf to:
- Restore the Constitution of Pakistan;
- Reinstate Pakistan’s Supreme Court justices; and,
- Free those lawyers and civil leaders who have been wrongly jailed.
15,452 lawyers, concerned citizens and other supporters of the Rule of Law signed this petition in support of the lawyers and judges of Pakistan. We thank them for their support and involvement.
The courageous men and women of Pakistan, led by their legal community, remind citizens of all nations that justice and the rule of law are both precious and fragile.
The suspension of Pakistan’s institutions of justice is a threat to the rule of law in all nations. We, the lawyers of America, stand with you.