Legal aides advise Musharraf to move SC over NA resolution on judges

March 11th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin  

Pervez Musharraf
Islamabad, Mar 11 (ANI): Claiming that a Parliament resolution cant reverse Pakistan Supreme Courts decisions, legal advisers to the countrys President Pervez Musharraf have advised him to move the apex court in case the next federal government takes any such move.

The Murree Accord agreed upon between PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif talks about passing a resolution in the Parliament to restore the deposed judges within one month of the government formation.

Sources close to the Presidents House, said that Musharrafs key legal aides Sharifuddin Pirzada and Attorney General Malik Qayyum met him on Saturday and advised him to challenge any such resolution in the SC. They told him that the Constitution did not allow parliament to reverse SCs decisions, reported the Daily Times.

The sources claimed that a writ petition would be filed with the SC in this regard, in order to pre-empt any political move by the coalition government to undo the November 3, 2007, and the actions of the President.

However, Caretaker Law Minister Afzal Haider declined to comment over the meeting between Musharraf and his key aides.

Meanwhile, Musharraf also met several of his closest aides, including Caretaker Prime Minister Mohammadmian Soomro, last evening to determine how to deal with the possibility of the sacked judiciary being restored.

“The president was told that [the] removal of judges has become part of the Constitution and it can only be undone through another constitutional amendment with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of parliament. There is no other solution to the judicial sacking,” the paper quoted them as saying. (ANI)

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