Pak Affairs

No package sans CJ restoration acceptable: Aitzaz

LAHORE: Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president, Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan has said that no package or formula except the restoration of the deposed chief justice and other judges would be acceptable and, therefore, he would not hesitate to stage long march, if needed.

He was talking to the media men at his residence before departure for Okara. He made it clear that if the government through some constitutional package wanted to strengthen the judiciary, then it must do, but the restoration of judges was a separate issue for which the struggle of the lawyers would continue.

He said that PML-N and PPP had publicly made a pledge that all the judges would be restored within 30 days after formation of government. Aitzaz Ahsan said that the planned addresses of deposed chief justice, Iftikhar Chaudhry to the Bar Associations had been withheld on the request of the Prime Minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani.-Sana

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