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Gilani welcomes SC verdict on 2007 emergency

August 04, 2009 01:54 IST
Claiming that his government did not support the "unconstitutional" acts of Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's recent verdict on imposition of emergency in 2007, saying it will go a long way in strengthening the democratic institutions.

"Thus the judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan upheld the supremacy of the Parliament and has given full credit to the stance of the present democratic government taken up before the apex court," he said in his address to Parliament.

"It was sequel to the stance of the federal government that the chauvinistic designs of adventurers have been blocked by revisiting the judgments validating the acts of usurpers," the Prime Minister said.

The implementation of Supreme Court judgment has already started as that Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani, who was one of the members of fourteen members bench rendering the judgment, has been sent back to the High Court of Sindh upon the advice of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, he said.

He has been appointed as Chief Justice of the said court while Mr Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has been appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and administered oath today, Gilani said.

The Supreme Court had on Friday last declared the 2007 emergency imposed by the then military ruler Pervez Musharraf and his action of sacking 60 members of the higher judiciary as "unconstitutional."

Gilani said 76 judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts have ceased to hold their offices sequel to the approval of the summary sent to the President of Pakistan in compliance of the aforesaid judgment.

"The cases of such judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts who were working on the 3rd of November, 2007 and had taken oath under PCO who have not retired, their cases, as directed in the judgment of the Supreme Court, are being sent to the Supreme Judicial Council under Article, 209 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan," he said.

The judgment has also upheld the supremacy of the Parliament and has given full credit to the stance of the present democratic government. "Thus the judgment of the Supreme Court would go a long way in strengthening the democratic institutions and block the way of any unconstitutional usurpation of the people's rights of governance," the Premier said.

Gilani welcomes SC verdict on 2007 emergency

Claiming that his government did not support the "unconstitutional" acts of Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's recent verdict on imposition of emergency in 2007, saying it will go a long way in strengthening the democratic institutions.

"Thus the judgment of the Supreme Court of Pakistan upheld the supremacy of the Parliament and has given full credit to the stance of the present democratic government taken up before the apex court," he said in his address to Parliament.

"It was sequel to the stance of the federal government that the chauvinistic designs of adventurers have been blocked by revisiting the judgments validating the acts of usurpers," the Prime Minister said.

The implementation of Supreme Court judgment has already started as that Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani, who was one of the members of fourteen members bench rendering the judgment, has been sent back to the High Court of Sindh upon the advice of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, he said.

He has been appointed as Chief Justice of the said court while Mr Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali has been appointed as Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan and administered oath today, Gilani said.

The Supreme Court had on Friday last declared the 2007 emergency imposed by the then military ruler Pervez Musharraf and his action of sacking 60 members of the higher judiciary as "unconstitutional."

Gilani said 76 judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts have ceased to hold their offices sequel to the approval of the summary sent to the President of Pakistan in compliance of the aforesaid judgment.

"The cases of such judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts who were working on the 3rd of November, 2007 and had taken oath under PCO who have not retired, their cases, as directed in the judgment of the Supreme Court, are being sent to the Supreme Judicial Council under Article, 209 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan," he said.

The judgment has also upheld the supremacy of the Parliament and has given full credit to the stance of the present democratic government. "Thus the judgment of the Supreme Court would go a long way in strengthening the democratic institutions and block the way of any unconstitutional usurpation of the people's rights of governance," the Premier said.

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