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Pak law commission chief may be sacked

world Updated: Nov 08, 2007 14:57 IST

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Faqir Hussain could be sacked as head of Pakistan's Law and Justice Commission for his adverse comments on the manner in which Supreme Court judges were removed in the wake of an emergency being declared in the country, a media report said on Thursday.

Hussain has already been divested of his twin post of Supreme Court registrar.

He had "angered the government with his outburst against the treatment meted out to judges of the apex court removed under the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) and virtually held incommunicado", the Dawn reported on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters on Monday, Hussain had expressed concern over the condition of the judges, who, he said, were honourable people.

The government was committing an illegal act by keeping them in wrongful confinement, he said, adding that it was unacceptable to treat judges as criminals.

"A charge-sheet had been prepared against Dr Faqir, who was not allowed to take his official car inside the Supreme Court when he came to attend his office on Wednesday. He had to walk to the office," the Dawn said.

"Perhaps they wanted to humiliate me," Hussain told the newspaper when contacted.