Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates chief justice
Islamabad, July 20 (IANS) The Pakistani Supreme Court Friday reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, four months after President Pervez Musharraf suspended him from office unleashing waves of protests across the country.
The chief justice was reinstated by a full 13-member bench of Pakistan’s apex court.
Musharraf had suspended him on grounds that he was misusing his office for personal gain. Chaudhry had since become the focus of opposition to the president, addressing rallies around the country.
The much-anticipated verdict comes only two days after 15 people were killed in a blast in Islamabad, minutes before Chaudhry was to address a meeting. At least 55 people were also killed in three separate bomb attacks on Thursday.