Deposed judges will never be reinstated: Musharraf

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Islamabad, Feb.5: President Pervez Musharaf has said that deposed judges would not be restored under any circumstances, and added that any change in the present status will require two-hirds support in Parliament.

Talking to The News at a local five star hotel where he had come or dinner to a Thai restaurant with his wife Sehba Musharraf, ome family members and a close relative, Musharrraf said no parliament would like to remove sitting judges of the court. He also disclosed that the Supreme Court would be attaining its full strength soon with two more judges being inducted shortly. A two-thirds majority will be needed to amend the Constitution. The incumbent judges are holding their offices in accordance with he Constitution", the President said.

To a another query, Musharraf said the turnout in the upcoming polls was expected to be lower, but the government would provide full security to the voters and other people.

The President said that people would give a sensible verdict by hoosing their representatives who could deliver in a befitting banner and who can look after the national interest in the best possible way.

He parried a question about Dr. A Q Khan who has been given some concessions recently. Musharraf and other guests had Thai delicacies prepared with rawns, fish, beef and chicken. They also had chicken Thai soup as an appetiser.


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