Zardari to abide by Supreme Court's verdict against Musharraf

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Islamabad, July 23 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari will honour whatever decision the Supreme Court takes in the case against former President General Pervez Musharraf that challenges his November 3, 2007 action to implement emergency in the country.

Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said the apex court's verdict in the case would be implemented in letter and spirit.

"There are no two opinions that we will submit to the court verdict and implement it in letter and spirit," The News quoted Babar, as saying.

The Supreme Court has summoned Musharraf to explain the legality of imposing emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

he apex court has asked him to appear before it on July 29 to explain his position.

Hearing the case relating to the promulgation of emergency and the appointment of judges, a 14-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry asked Musharraf to explain the reasons behind him imposing an emergency in the country suddenly.

"Justice will not meet its demands, if the court gives verdict without giving explanation chance to Musharraf," said Chaudhry.

About 60 judges of the higher judiciary were sacked under emergency rule. Those replacing them may also be axed if the court declares the presidential action illegal.

The judges were asked to take fresh oath of office according to an interim constitutional order which was passed the same day (November 3, 2007)

The higher judiciary, which was then hearing a petition challenging Musharraf's election, was also sacked. (ANI)

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