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Musharraf's judges to face action

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would move against those judges who had taken oath under the controversial Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in the Musharraf government.

world Updated: Feb 03, 2011 00:43 IST

Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday said it would move against those judges who had taken oath under the controversial Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) in the Musharraf government.

Popularly referred to as the "PCO judges", the court in its verdict on a set of appeals filed by a number of dysfunctional and retired judges of superior judiciary said that it would proceed against them.

The verdict which was announced by a four-member bench said that the case would be fixed on February 21.

Regarding issuance of contempt notices to former president Pervez Musharraf, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz and others who were instrumental in carrying out order of November 3, 2007, the bench noted that the case for contempt of court against these persons would have to answer was materially different from the charges to be faced by the respondents.

After the judgment of July 31, the PCO judges were issued contempt of court notices.