Pakistan high court upholds emergency declaration, ouster of judges Benjamin Klein at 10:58 AM ET
[JURIST] The reconstituted Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] validated President Pervez Musharraf's [official profile; JURIST news archive] declaration of emergency rule and concomitant ouster of judges, including former Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [JURIST news archive], in an opinion released Friday. A 13-judge panel headed by current Chief Justice Abdul Hamid Dogar upheld Musharrafs actions in November 2007 as inevitable in order to prevent "chaos and anarchy. Fridays decision confirmed an earlier judgment [JURIST report] by the same Supreme Court upholding Musharraf's declaration of emergency rule as constitutional.
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