Saturday, November 03, 2007

Pakistan: Martial Law in the garb of "Emergency" - Chief Justice Illegally Removed - Aitzaz Ahsan Arrested

Emergency imposed, Constitution’73 suspended, New PCO issued, CJ removed
The News, November 3, 2007

ISLAMABAD: Emergency has been imposed all over the country and a new PCO has been issued.

The Chief of the Army Staff has announced the imposition of emergency throughout the country and the constitution 1973 has been suspended while the chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has been removed from his office.

According to sources, the president will have extra-ordinary powers after the imposition of the emergency.

The sources said that President General Pervez Musharraf is likely to address to the nation tonight in this regard.

There are reports that the transmission of the private television channels have been terminated in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi.

On this occasion, an important meeting of the Supreme Court Bar Association has been held in which it has been decided to strictly resist the imposition of martial law or emergency by the government.

It has also been decided in the meeting that any extra-judicial and extra-constitutional action will be strongly defied.

Security has been put on further high alert all over the country including the federal capital, Islamabad while more contingents of security agencies have been called into the federal capital to avoid any danger of suicide attacks.

Chief Justice was verbally said that his services are no more required.

The imposition of emergency in the country will take effect from 630pm today. The president Musharraf is expected to address the nation tonight.

It should be noted that the meeting of federal cabinet regarding the emergency is under way till 7:00pm this evening.

A meeting was held under President Musharraf in Islamabad.

Meantime, a meeting of high officials in Karachi is also underway, attended by Interior Advisor, IG Sindh and DG Rangers.

Security has been put on further high alert all over the country including the federal capital, Islamabad while more contingents of security agencies have been called into the federal capital to avoid any danger of suicide attacks.

Also See: Bloomberg story on the subject

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now Musharraf should do need to wipe and root out elements like Taliban, Al Kaida and thier buddies.
Also corrupt politician like Bhutto Sahrif and their alike.
With a heavy hand. Last Chance dont miss it Mushraff.

nota said...

Anon above:
Or maybe Mush should put a gun to his own head and blow his brains out and things WILL turn better.

Anonymous said...

Right. So where and when did history teach us how to win by betting on a lame horse? And a lame horse such as this, which kicks its owner for its own lameness.

Anonymous said...

i wrote in watandost when CJ was first removed that he would never come back. well it did not exactly happen like that. it was touch and go ever since he was reinstated. the corrupt military has struck again. musharraf,s name will go down worse than yahya khan and jen niazi. fazl ur rehman shujaat patry and those who caused to bring back 17th ammedment just to keep this man in power for ever have darkened their names for ever for committing this eternal sin. pakistan is indeed a failed state by all standards, and so is its entire machinary, and corrupt army who has sworn oath to defend costitution, and not suprisingly has caused to demolish it. in entire world only examples are burma and perhaps no-one else. if military does not do what it is supposed to do wich i am suer it wont and democratic principals and rules are not established the very existance of this country will remain in serious doubt. finally just to the first writer that this corrupt government wrote off 53 billion rupees worth of loans to 50 richest and corrupt people in your country, i donot know what you are talking about.

Basi Roti Phata Kapra said...

Mush, korrupt, Bad Nazeer Kurruption meen Real Bey Nazeer, kahan ke Shariff. Sharafat se bey niaz. Pir Ji Kallan - Landan me hi raho. Qauam ke Faqir Ibn ul Waqat Imaran Khan Qaum ke faqir - Bheek mangne Amerika aaeey dallaran phar ke jayyeen. Chauuhadry bradaraan - Thauddi e gall hi waqri. Ulme-e-karam - Maulana Mauddi mare bhi to Buffalo, NY men. Pakistani Media - No comments.

Pakistani public - just hang on to basi rooti and phatte kapre.