The Lawyers' Movement was the name given to the popular mass protest movement started by the lawyers of Pakistan in response to the dictatorial actions of 9 March 2007, by the country's military dictator General Pervez Musharraf, when he unconstitutionally sacked Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
The Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan with the backing of politicians declared the suspension of the Chief Justice an "assault on independence of judiciary".
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