Friday, March 21, 2008

March towards army house if judges not restored: Aitezaz

ABBOTABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), Chaudhry Aitezaz Ahsan on Thursday said that the lawyers will go for a long march towards Army House if the new government failed to restore deposed judges within 30 days of its formation. Addressing a lawyers’ convention here, Aitezaz said conspiracies are being hatched against the Murree summit but “I have confidence in Pakistan People’s Party, Muslim League-N and Awami National Party.”

Sacked judge of Peshawar High Court, Dost Muhammad Khan, President High Court Bar, Abdul Latif Afridi and other lawyer leaders also spoke on the occasion.“Those emphasizing the need for two-third parliamentary support for restoration of judiciary are in fact trying to validate the post November 3 steps,” Aitezaz Ahsan maintained.

Referring to his meeting with the US Ambassador, he said he persuaded the US administration to see the ground realities and stop its support to the dictatorship.“We will march to army house if judges are not restored,” he reiterated, adding however that the parliament house will not be surrounded because lawyers want to see a strong parliament.

(Courtesy GEO)

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