Sep 14, 2007

HRW on Nawaz Deportation

Jo Johnson, in Financial Times, writes an excellent article on Nawaz's deportation. He explains that in coming days judiciary and military can come head on.

If Supreme courts rules that constitutional amendment is required for Musharraf to be elected by the present assemblies then majority vote of 2/3rd of the parliament would be required. This is where Benazir (PPP) becomes more useful for Musharraf otherwise she would just be required not to hit the streets in exchange for a pardon on her alleged corruption charges. (Full Story)

“Sharif must be allowed to leave Saudi Arabia and return to Pakistan if he so wishes, and the international media and independent monitors must be provided immediate access to him,” says Ali Dayan Hasan, of the New York-based Human Rights Watch.

“Anything less would make a mockery of international law.” HRW Report

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