Retired Justice Tariq Mahmood

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Tariq Mahmood was a Pakistani lawyer and judge. Born in Pakistan, he is most famous as a leader of the Lawyers' Movement in Pakistan.
As a judge of the Balochistan High Court, he refused to take an oath under General Pervez Musharraf. He lived in Queta for a while.
Mahmood was also the former president of Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.
He was also in the panel of lawyers of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry's suspension case of presidential reference in the Supreme Judicial Council of Pakistan. He arrested and detained with his family during the 2007 state of emergency.
Justice Tariq frequently appears on a number of popular TV news talk shows and is known for his candid and honest views.


Quotes

  • Either I could lie to save my job, or tell the truth to save my character.

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