Ahsan to Musharraf: Quit or face impeachmentFebruary 20th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Feb.20 (ANI): The President of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Aitzaz Ahsan, has called on President Pervez Musharraf to resign or he will have to face impeachment.
If he doesnt resign, he should be impeached, said Ahsan.
Talking to reporters at his residence on Tuesday ,Ahsan also called for the resignation of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain as President PML-Q on the grounds that what Pakistan is facing today is a result of the policies his party has pursued in power.
He strongly supported the restoration of the judges deposed on November 3 for making the judiciary independent.
In his view, a PPP-led government after coming to power would restore the judiciary to its pre-November 3 position by reinstating the deposed judges of the superior courts.
The Nation quoted him as saying that the matter about the restoration of the judiciary could well be settled in the Parliament as the judges were removed through an executive order which the Parliament can easily strike down.
Aitzaz said any new government must reinstate the 63 judges sacked by Musharraf under emergency rule last year, or face the consequences. If they are not reinstated by the ninth of March then we will march on Islamabad, he said, referring to the lawyers and the judges. (ANI)
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