Breakthrough in Pakistan - Political Crisis Resolved ?

Govt to restore judges, file plea on Sharifs’ ineligibility
The News, March 14, 2009

ISLAMABAD: Federal Government has decided to restore the deposed judges in the light of Charter of Democracy and to file a review petition in Supreme Court on disqualification of Sharif brothers.

Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said a major development in connection with the country’s political situation took place at the meeting of President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani here today.

“Federal Government has decided to file the review petition while the judges will be restored according to the Charter of Democracy,” he said adding “the petition will be filed in the Supreme Court soon.”

Federal Ministers Qamaruzzaman Kaira and Syed Khursheed Shah were also present at the meeting.

Before making the decision, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had contacted Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Chief Altaf Hussain and Awami National Party (ANP) Chief Asfandyar Wali and took them into confidence.

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