If reinstated, Iftikhar will declare Musharrafs re-election illegal

May 14th, 2008 - 12:24 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, May 14 (ANI): Pakistans deposed chief justice Iftikhar Choudhry has said that if reinstated he would re-examine the legitimacy of the countrys President Musharrafs second term beginning November 2007, and would declare it illegal.

Musharrafs second term was legalised by present Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, who is regarded by lawyers as being friendly towards PPP Co-chairman Asif Zardari, the New York Times reported.

There was a perception that Zardari had assured the Bush administration that Musharraf would be granted a safe exit, and that the Americans feared that Musharraf would lose face if the judiciary is restored, the US daily quoted PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar as saying. (ANI)

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