Pakistani judges to be reinstated on May 12: Sharif

A senior leader in Pakistan's ruling coalition announced on Friday that the judges whom Pakistani President Pervez Mushasrraf deposed last year would be restored on May 12 through a parliamentary resolution, a media report said.

Pakistani judges to be reinstated on May 12: Sharif
The resolution for the re-instatement of judges will be moved in the upper house of the parliament, National Assembly, Nawaz Sharif was quoted as saying by Geo news channel.

He was addressing a meeting of the senior leadership of his Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N), hours after his arrival from Dubai where he held two-day talks on the issue Asif Ali Zardari, who runs Pakistan People's Party after the assassination of his wife and former premier Benazir Bhutto.

More than 60 senior judges, including chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, were sacked by Musharraf under an emergency order on November 3 as the Supreme Court was expected to rule against his re-election for another five-year term.

However, he said the details of the final agreement would be announced in Lahore on Friday after getting an approval from the central working committee of his PML-N party.

Sharif said the PPP had agreed to his demand of reinstatement of judges through a resolution of the parliament, followed by an executive order that would ensure their return to their posts.

Chaudhry's return is predicted to further cloud the political future of Musharraf since the approval he gained from his handpicked judges following imposition of emergency could be revoked by the restored judiciary.

Once in tight corners, the military turned civilian president could dissolve the newly elected parliament, pushing the country into chaos.

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