The News, August 01, 2009
Lays foundation for far-reaching future decisions; Islamabad High Court sent packing
By Sohail Khan
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, in its landmark verdict, on Friday declared the actions taken on November 3, 2007, by former military dictator General (R) Pervez Musharraf as unconstitutional and invalid.
The apex court declared all judges of the superior courts who took oath by showing personal loyalty to the former military dictator on November 3, 2007, in violation of the order of the seven-member bench of the apex court as illegal and the court ordered them to stop function forthwith.
In a coincidence showers blessed the people as Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry started reading out the landmark verdict, bringing down the high temperature and humidity in the jam-packed courtroom No 1, declaring all the acts taken on November 3, 2007, as void, illegal and unconstitutional.
The larger bench took at least four …