Nov 3 action was constitutional, not challengeable in parliament: Legal experts

RAWALPINDI: The legal experts, key aides and advisers in a high level meeting with President Pervez Musharraf here said November 3, 2007 action could not be challenged in the parliament as it was a constitutional matter. They were of the view that November 3, 2007 action had a legal cover and the deposed judges could not be reinstated through the parliament. The legal expert assured president Musharraf that the deposed judges could not b restored through a resolution in the parliament.

The amendment in the constitution was required for reinstatement of the deposed judges and two-third majority was required for doing so, the legal experts said. President Pervez Musharraf consulted with key aides and advisors after PPP and PML-N agreed to form a coalition and reinstate the judges. Attorney General Malik Qayyum, senior lawyer Sharifuddin Pirzada and others attended the meeting, which held at presidential camp Rawalpindi.

Talking to a private TV channel, Attorney General of Pakistan Malik Mohammed Qayyum said that judges’ reinstatement with mere a resolution of National Assembly would ultimately prove as a futile exercise as their dismissal was quite constitutional. Commenting on Murree declaration inked Sunday by PPP and PML-N, he said the declaration regarding the reinstatement of deposed judges will have no legal effect as a resolution cannot be transformed into a law, he said.-SANA

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