Islamabad, Aug 28 : After nearly five months since the new federal government assumed power in Islamabad, the PPP last evening finally conceded that the Nov 3 "unconstitutional" steps taken by former president Pervez Musharraf had been validated by the Supreme Court, and that the National Assembly could not reverse them.
Speaking to press persons, Federal Law Minister Farooq H Naek said that as the Supreme Court had validated the Nov 3 actions of Musharraf, only the highest court of the country could reverse them and that "the PPP government could not do anything in this regard".
During the last nine months since the imposition of emergency, the PPP was continuously terming the Nov 3 acts unconstitutional and had stated repeatedly that the PPP government would reverse them through parliament.
Sources in the PPP are sure that their chief Asif Zardari is planning to give an indemnity to Musharraf's unconstitutional acts of breaching the Constitution, reported The News.
Naek also stated that with the restoration of the deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, a constitutional crisis will emerge as the present occupant of the office, Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, has taken oath under Schedule III of the Constitution and is a constitutional chief justice.
It is worth mentioning that Naek made this stunning statement almost at the same time that the PPP chief was making the statement that all the deposed judges, including Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, would be restored and only one day after the statement of Prime Minister Gilani that Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry was the Imam of judges and would be restored.