Court Rules in Favour of Mushrraf

Supreme Court of Pakistan today in its epoch-making short verdict dismissed all the constitutional petitions declaring them not maintainable and, thereby, President General Pervez Musharraf could contest the presidential election.


23 Comments so far

  1. thanos (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 5:22 pm

    I’ve got an article up Here with links to the AP story. I am curious how this will go now, BB booked her ticket to return on 10.18 as well.

  2. Aamir ALi (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 5:54 pm

    This is good news, and if the opposition are actual democrats they should accept the verdict. The SC proves it truly is independent now, both of govt and opposition pressure.

    The lawyers movement was legitimate when it was about restoring the CJ, then they got political and got into bed with the opposition. Now both stand deflated.

  3. noor shah (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

    Although I don’t agree with the court decision, the Supreme Court has proved it is independent.
    We all must respect the curt ruling.

  4. MB (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

    although i am not happy with the decision but we should accept the decision and the lawyers community should continue to struggle within the parameters and limits of the law.

    I had already predicted this on this blog yesterday

    2 of the judges who voted in favor of mush were the ones who were law secretaries of gov. and were also accused of doing a lunch with Sharifuddin Haramzada.

    THE NEWS mentioned earlier quoting family members of one of the Judge that they are being pressurised to get a favourable result.

    In my opinion the Judges did this to :-
    1. They knew if the rule against MUSH he always have the last option of declaring emergency or MARTIALAW and have new PCO and new Judges.

    2. They were pissed off with he fact that political parties do all the dirt and throw it at court every time.

    3. The legal team had weak arguments from Qazi side.

    In any case THE DUNDA again won. Congrats

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    Judges says, “Chacha Wardi pai Rakh”

    Izzat kisi ko raas nai tu Banda kiya karay :-)

  6. asa (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

    congrats to all Pakistani for dictatorship …we surely deserve this … as a common man i never understand how can the Army head become president of pakistan our so- called highly qualified Judges don’t understand this simple thing..but wat one common Pakistani can do just see our belove homeland being destroyed by Napak Army.

    May Allah protect us from evil dictator.Ameen

  7. 1967 (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 8:09 pm

    This was a letter sent to the news editior :


    September 29th, 2007

    SC Verdict

    All petitions against the President for holding two offices were dismissed by a 6 to 3 decision of the 9 member larger bench of the Supreme Court today. All in and for the government had already made it known from the day the court proceedings started that they would accept any decision given by the court, and which they did gratefully. But not so the black coats and the opposition leaders, some of who were highly critical of the verdict. In their view the SC, which after becoming fully independent for the first time in Pakistan and having given some historic bold decisions against the establishment, had suddenly lost its credibility and became a reminiscent of the days of Justice Munir and a few others like him. One could expect such remarks from the lay-bystanders but their coming out of the lawyers of great eminence and retired justices is altogether incomprehensible. Do they realize what damage they are causing to the stature of the apex court by showing their discontent to the verdict? Does it not mean that our superior judiciary will never be able to make a ‘correct’ decision, because whoever loses the case will blame it for not having acted judiciously? I take my hat off to Justice Rana Bhagwandas, who under very trying circumstances and simply in response to his conscience went twice against his benefactor who wanted him to hold the highest pedestal in the apex court. And, some of our so called ‘custodians of the law’, have the cheek to doubt the integrity of such an honourable man of such steel nerves and sterling qualities?!


    Col. Riaz Jafri (Retd)
    30 Westridge 1
    Rawalpindi 46000
    Tel: (051) 546 3344
    E.mail: jafri@rifiela. com

  8. KAMI (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 8:14 pm

    Out of all this mayhem its Hafiz Pirzadaa’s arguments that made real sense, and provide a path to move forward, within the current “amended” constitution.

    Last night with Kamran Khan he gave one telling remark, “It is very easy for a military man to come into power, but very difficult to have an honourable exit, from Ayub Khan to Zia-ul-Haque and even Bhutto after proclaiming martial law. The court should provide that path within the existing legal framework facilitating the transition towards civilian rule”

    Its now upto Mushi to shed his uniform and let the transition be complete.

  9. krash (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    The Supreme Court upheld the constitution. It had no other choice. The 17th Amendment was legally passed by the Parliament. It allows the President to wear the uniform till end of 2007.
    The 17th amendment was not being challenged in this petition.
    This is a victory for constitutionalism and passes the responsibility back to the parliament where it belongs.

  10. Pak_Stallion (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

    The SC decision must be respected by all weather we agree or disagree. That is the way of mature nations.

    Musharraf should be competed on political grounds in the parliments (not judicial). The nation must push for “complete” democracy and transparent processes (includeing elections). Individualism should be eliminated.

    It is important not to let any individual run for more than 3 times for president or PM in order for true democracy to take roots.

  11. Abbas (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 9:21 pm

    Amazing how some opposition lawyers and supporters are crying foul and portraying judiciary as impotent. What about when judiciary ruled in their favor last 3 months?

  12. SELF (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

    Whenever Wardee is in trouble, Dharee comes along and gets it out of it. 17th amendment is just one such occasion. Court’s hands are tied by parliament and parliament is representative of people. People need to elect their representatives for their credibility and not according to the length of their beard.

  13. noor shah (unregistered) on September 28th, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

    Opposition Lawyers does not want justice.
    They are more interested in winning.

  14. SELF (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 3:05 am
  15. Babar (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    Well done qazi sahib. Great game.
    You provided musharraf with all the constitutionality, uniform and legitimicay. And now you will blame it all on Supreme Court. And shout lo and behold what these judges did, while they just had to follow the constituiton, which was unfortunately mutilated by you yourself.

    This is what is called

    Rand ke rand rahe aur jannat bhi hath se na chooti.

  16. MB (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 3:09 pm

    I just heard from Sher Afghan Niazi that “The commitment given by Musharraf in court that he will quit wardi after he is elected has no legal standing”.

    Well well well, i knew MUSH is a cheater by birth and so is his men. Now that they got the favorable decision suddenly they are showing their colors.

    What answer you have MUSH chumchas ?

  17. KAMI (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 9:34 pm

    MB Sher Afgan aside your comments about Mush are un-warranted. If he didnt took over your currency the way it was falling would have been worthless, and their would have been surely a run on the banks, this he did before 9/11 w/o the Americans. Its not only what Mush has done it is what he has prevented that has significance and does not deserve any name calling of the sort you have resorted to.

    That aside I personally believe that he should resign as Army Chief as committed, furthermore, he should quit altogether when he gets the chance. We will do our accounting after 10 years.

  18. SELF (unregistered) on September 29th, 2007 @ 10:35 pm

    Baghwan Das doesn’t like the decision;

    We should hand over administration of this country to non-Muslims. There is no hope left from Muslims especially from Mullahs.

  19. closed_minds (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 3:48 am

    MB has some kind of Mushophobia. Agreed that Musharraf’s presence in the President House is incorrect in legal terms but one should not blame Musharraf for everything and anything. MB blamed the general when Motorway police personnel misbehaved with a common man (a recent blog on IMB). Quote “Tell MUSH to stick his good governance slogan up his ASS and his man danial aziz.” Unquote.

  20. Babar (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 7:59 am

    I am 100% sure that this petition was filed to give musharraf a hand. How could they challange his election before hsi papers are accepted? The question of his uniform in existing term was ofcourse setteled by court and parliament already. So what was the point of going to court at this point? To give him political milage. A serious petition would have been filed one his nomination paper were accepted. Because only then you have right to go to court against the decision of EC.
    But Mullahs and their ways.

    “Is sadgi pe kon na mar jaye ae khudda,,
    Larte hain aur hath main talwar bhi nahin.”

    Infact neither mullahs nor Q-league wantes a smooth transition to democracy and fair election.

  21. Kamran (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

    Supreme Court of Pakistan: Nang-e-Millat, Nang-e-Deen, Nang-e-Watan

  22. Aamir Ali (unregistered) on September 30th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    Quite amusing to hear anti-SC talk now, I guess the opposition brands anyone can enemy if they rule against them.

    The politicians are no different from the 90’s.

  23. (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 10:00 am

    MQM looking forward to an other General Naseerullah Babar.

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