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PBC approves resolution for restoration of deposed judiciary

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has approved a resolution unanimously for restoration of pre-November 3rd judiciary while terming former President and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General (Retd) Musharraf’s steps of 3rd November 2007 as unconstitutional. The PBC meeting held under the chairmanship of Attorney General Pakistan Latif Khosa on Saturday here.

After the session, talking to media men, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), President Ali Ahmed Kurd said that the lawyers would not rest till restoration of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and other deposed judges saying he also urged PBC in the meeting to take part in the movement for restoration of the deposed judiciary.

He said the first two paragraph of the resolution regarding restoration of deposed CJ Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and terming of former President Musharraf’s steps of November 3rd as unconstitutional were approved unanimously; however, the third paragraph regarding prosecution of the former President was not approved due to difference within the house.

He said, “No resolution was moved in favour of Justice Abdul Hamid Dogar as no lawyer accepts him as Chief Justice of Pakistan”. How Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar would give justice to the nation when he himself violated the law of the land in his daughter’s case of extra marks, posing a question he said.

Renowned lawyer, Hamid khan said, on the occasion, that CJ Dogar could not be accepted as the constitutional CJ; however, he demanded on the behalf of the lawyers’ community of the government to prosecute former President Musharraf under article-6 of the constitution.-SANA

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