Monday, 16 March 2009

Pakistan reinstates sacked judge

The Pakistan government has said sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry will be reinstated.

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said "I announce the restoration of all deposed judges including Mr Iftikhar Chaudhry."

The US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Richard Holbrooke, said the US applauded "the statesmanlike act by President [Asif Ali] Zardari" to "defuse a dangerous confrontation".

Merely an "act by Gardari" to remain in power.

But still a hard fought victory for the people of Pakistan.
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