Pakistan high court chief justice retires on eve of Chaudhry reinstatement Andrew Gilmore at 11:18 AM ET
[JURIST] Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan [official website] retired Saturday, paving the way for the official reinstatement of his predecessor, deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry [JURIST news archive]. Chaudhry will re-assume the office of Chief Justice [PTI report] Sunday. Dogar left the court Friday without receiving a full reception from the court's judges and staff, normally a sign of respect given in honor of the retiring judge's service to the court. The lack of a ceremony to commemorate Dogar's departure was indicative of the acrimony [Dawn report] existing between Dogar and other members of the Pakistani judiciary. Dogar took the office of Chief Justice following then-president Pervez Musharraf's November 2007 declaration of emergency law [JURIST report] and removal of Chaudhry [JURIST report].
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