Musharaf’s Trial Would Be Decided By Parliament: Chief Justice

By Admin - Thu Jul 30, 3:27 pm

news_Musharaf_80ISLAMABAD :Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Thursday has said that the ordinances issued in post-emergency scenario could easily be thrown away by the Parliament.

The CJ was commenting on the stance of former president Supreme Court Bar Association Hamid Khan who continued his arguments in the case of ad hoc judges’ appointment in Sindh High Court. Hamid Khan adopted the stance before the court that the Supreme Court can declare former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s steps on November 3, 2007 unconstitutional and can trial him under the charge of carrying out rebel against the state.

The CJ observed that the court cannot sentence any punishment to anyone in the case, but can declare the steps of November 3 unconstitutional.

Justice Shahid Siddiqui, one of the 14-judges hearing the case, observed that to trial Musharraf was up to Parliament and the nation. The CJ, during the arguments of Hamid Khan, said that at least 41 steps were taken “unconstitutionally” after the imposition of emergency rule on November 3, 2007, by then military ruler General Pervez Musharraf (retd).

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