Verdict against judges who took oath after Musharraf declared emergency reserved

January 27th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf Islamabad, Jan 27(ANI): Pakistan’s Supreme Court has reserved its verdict in the contempt charges against superior court judges for taking oath under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO).

A four-judge bench was hearing into the ‘contempt of court’ cases against former SC Chief Justice (retd) Abdul Hameed Dogar, former Lahore High Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry and eight sitting judges, the Dawn reports.

They are facing ‘contempt of court’ charges for taking oath under the PCO in defiance of a restraining order issued by a seven-judge bench on November 3, 2007, moments after the proclamation of emergency by former president Pervez Musharraf.

After the defence lawyers concluded their arguments, the court reserved its verdict on initiating proceedings against PCO judges and issuing contempt notices to generals involved in the implementation of the November 3 emergency.

The court also reserved its decision on employing the assistance of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and presidents of the provincial bar associations in contempt proceedings. (ANI)

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