Musharraf’s coup against Pak Supreme Court

November 14th, 2007 - 8:25 am ICT by admin  
The strike is aimed at purging the superior judiciary of judges whom the government considers defiant, as they would not be called to take oath under the new Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).

This is the fundamental objective of the coup. Dozens of judges of the Supreme Court and the four High Courts would be sent packing.

Constitutional experts will no doubt assert that the extreme action has nothing to do with the Constitution.

“A PCO can only be introduced when you go beyond the Constitution,” one of them remarked.

Musharraf imposed the martial law without giving the move such name because without resorting to it, he could not suspend the Constitution or issue the PCO.

He had not called martial law his coup of October 1999 and adopted the nomenclature of Chief Executive instead of the Chief Martial Law Administrator as suggested by Syed Sharifuddin Pirzada to give it the semblance of a civilian rule.

Musharraf had retained Rafiq Tarar as the civilian President, who remained a dummy in the General’s presence.

This time again, to tell the world that civilians continue to rule Pakistan even after Saturday’s coup, the civilian fa

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