Deposed judges not to take oath without Iftikhar: Aitzaz.

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LAHORE: THE ‘deposed’ judges will not take oath without the reinstatement of ‘deposed’ Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, said president Supreme Court Bar Association Aitzaz Ahsan.

Addressing a reception of Liberty Market traders on Thursday evening, he said if they (deposed judges) took oath without Justice Iftikhar, they would be considered as the PCO-judges and they would be named as Sharif-ud-Din Pirzada.

He said the lawyers did not want the parliament to pass a resolution for the restoration of judges but it was important because it would show parliamentary support to the executive order the government would make in this regard.

He said the lawyers also did not want to launch a long-march but would have no choice if the government failed to restore the judges.

Mr. Aitzaz also warned that if the so-called Supreme Court made any order against the process of the restoration of the judges, the lawyers would come out all over Pakistan.

Traders, lawyers, students and people from all walks of life gathered to hear Mr Ahsan and chanted slogans against General Musharraf.

Representatives of traders, Lahore High Court Bar Association president Anwar Kamal, Lahore Bar Association president Manzoor Qadir and SCBA media adviser Mohammad Azhar were also present.

link: http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=101254

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