Musharraf may use Article 58-2(b) if judges are restored

July 23rd, 2008 - 8:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Lahore, July 23 (ANI): Pakistans Former Foreign Minister and member Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Asif Ahmed Ali, today said even if the judges are restored through passing a resolution, President Pervez Musharraf will still have the option to use Article 58-2(b).

He said this while addressing a seminar organized by Peoples Forum here at Lahore High Court on Wednesday.

In case the powers under 58-2(b) are used the case in this regard will have to be moved in the present Supreme Courtand the decision to which should be a foregone conclusion for those who are pushing for the resolution, Asif observed.

He pointed out that PPP could not receive a heavy mandate in Punjab and the party could not even win from the constituency in which Benazir Bhutto was assassinated.

Therefore, coalition between PPP and Pakistan Muslim League-N cannot go on for long, The News quoted Asif, as saying. (ANI)

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