Legal action against Gilani if judiciary restored, says former CJP

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Karachi, Jan.18 (ANI): Once the sacked judiciary is restored in Pakistan then a legal proceeding will be initiated against the Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani for failing to take action against those who had sacked the judges illegally, the ousted chief justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has said.

Chaudhry said sacking of the judges was very unfortunate and was initiated in an illegal way.

Addressing the members of the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) here, he expressed that the judiciary was supreme and the survival of a country depends on the same.

"The very survival of the country depended on the supremacy of the judiciary and the rule of law," the News quoted Chaudhry, as saying.

He urged the lawyers of the country to continue their fight for the reinstatement of deposed judges.

Chaudhry hoped that the judicial system would get a new lease of life in Pakistan after a successful establishment of rule of law in the country.

"With the co-operation and support of lawyers and the civil society, their struggle would succeed and the foundation of the rule of law would be laid in the country," he said.

Chaudhry was deposed from his post in 2007 by the former President Pervez Musharraf on charges of misconduct and misuse of authority. (ANI)

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