KARACHI: The Members of the Committee for the Rule of Law – CRL advised the Government of the day against combining the issue of the restoration of judges with that of a constitutional package. The CRL comprises those 6 Judges who did not take oath under the year 2000 PCO including Justice (Retd.) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui, Former Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Justice (Retd.) Kamal Mansoor Alam, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Justice (Retd.) Khalil ur Rehman Khan, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Justice (Retd.) Mamoon Kazi, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan; Justice (Retd.) Nasir Aslam Zahid, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan and Justice (Retd.) Wajihuddin Ahmad, Former Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The CRL members met in Karachi and reiterated their position of the need for restoring the November 2, 2007 Judiciary in the country. The honourable judges believed that constitutional packages in the past have only come in, such as the eighth and the seventeenth amendments, to validate the military interventions.
In today’s environment, especially after the clear verdict of the people against the unconstitutional steps of November 3, the elected representatives of the people can not and should not repeat the blunder of validating the unconstitutional steps of November 3. “February 18 Election has offered a historic opportunity to the elected representatives of Pakistan,” said the non-PCO judges, to take the violators of the Constitution to task.-SANA