First backdown by Government; where to from here??!!

The text of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s Address To The Nation is as follows:

My dear countrymen Assalam-o-Alaikum,

I am speaking to you at a time when our country is standing at a critical moment. No country can make progress without political tolerance and the PPP and lawyers have been together in struggle for upholding democracy in Pakistan. Shaheed Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto actively participated in the struggle of restoration of judiciary was launched by lawyers. Benazir Bhutto wanted free judiciary and supremacy of the constitution.IMG_0021 IMG_0039

The lawyers’ movement for restoring of judges was their democratic right. The PPP was shoulder to shoulder with the lawyers in the cause for the independent judiciary.

The slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto also wanted to reinstate the deposed chief justice.

I have taken all his coalition partners and the President into confidence about the reinstatement of the deposed chief justice once the current chief justice retires on March 21.

The deposed chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will assume charges on March 21.

Benazir Bhutto wanted free judiciary and supremacy of the constitution.

I order all the provincial government to abolish Section 144 at once.

After consultations with all political forces of the country and President Asif Ali Zardari, we have decided to restore all deposed judges including Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as Chief Justice of Pakistan who will assume charge on March 21. The current Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar retires on March 21. I urge all the political forces and lawyers to work for the solidarity and welfare of the country.

Pakistan Paindabad.


2 Responses to “First backdown by Government; where to from here??!!”

  1. koolblue Says:

    WE usually have such short memories, so lest we forget, we MUST make sure NO ONE forget what they have promised and committed, but remember this too is “not the Hadith or the Quran!!!”

  2. Romano Says:

    I,as well as many friends and activists here are disturbed by the wording of the speech. The CJ has been promised his job back; but how shameful he has to wait till Gobar leaves! Its a sop. On top of that, the adventurer from Dubai says he was ‘misled’ by Maulana Fazl, Rehman Malik and Taseer’ What a copout! These guys must not be allowed to fly out of here! The Nation demands answers, and jail sentences for anyone who has had a hand in this sordid affair!

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