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Rulers don't want independent judiciary: Imran Khan

Former Pakistani cricketer and the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Sunday said the present government did not want independent judiciary in the country.

world Updated: Mar 15, 2009 21:43 IST

Former Pakistani cricketer and the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Sunday said the present government did not want independent judiciary in the country.

The government "is trying to betray the people by appointing slave judges", he told Geo TV.

"One judge took the stand before a military dictator. The entire nation stands by him," Imran Khan said, referring to Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhury, who was sacked by military dictator General Pervez Musharraf in 2007.

Chaudhury had last year led a similar Long March, onto whose bandwagon former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif had climbed when the protesters reached Islamabad.

Imran Khan said criminal people in the government wouldn't let the independent judiciary come in the country.

The people of Pakistan have now risen to the occasion, he said, adding that the entire world's attention would be focused on Islamabad on Monday.