I wonder what happens now? I doubt Musharraf will simply dismiss the Supreme Court! He has too many problems already! I just wonder if Musharraf actually was right in his charges. The legal profession is probably no less biased in investigating matters involving its own members than the police. In some cases no doubt they are fair enough but in others connections and corruption probably reign.
ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and quashed misconduct charges filed against him by President Pervez Musharraf, court officials said.
The announcement sparked massive celebrations by lawyers who had spent the day waiting outside the court for the verdict.
Chaudhry was suspended in March, following allegations that he abused his position, notably to obtain a top police job for his son and other privileges for himself.
"The reference of the president dated March 9, 2007 is set aside," presiding judge Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday told the court, announcing the panel of judges had reached a 10-3 decision in Chaudhry's favour after a 43-day hearing.
"As a further consequence, the petitioner, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, shall be deemed to be holding the said office and shall always be deemed to have been so holding the same," he said.