Pakistan lawyers promise protests if top court blocks reinstatement of judges Mike Rosen-Molina at 6:51 PM ET
[JURIST] Pakistani lawyers will hold nationwide protests if the reconstituted Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website], now packed with judges loyal to President Pervez Musharraf, tries to prevent a parliamentary reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and other superior court judges Musharraf ousted [JURIST report] last year, Pakistani Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan [PILDAT profile; JURIST news archive] said Monday. Ahsan made the comments at the end of a Supreme Court session that is thought to have been convened to issue a stay to block parliament from passing any resolution to reinstate the dismissed judges. The court is expected to issue its ruling, which may hold that parliament needs a two-thirds majority to pass the resolution, on Tuesday. Reuters has more.
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