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Supreme Judicial Council meeting today (updated).

ISLAMABAD, August 07, 2009 (Balochistan Times): An important meeting of the Supreme Judicial Council would be held here on Saturday (today) at Supreme Court building to decided the fate of the PCO judges. Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry would chair the meeting. According to details, the meeting would hear the cases of those judges who had taken oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order after the court declared the Nov 3rd actions of former president Pervez Musharraf as unconstitutional. Eight judges of the apex courts have resigned to avoid action of the Supreme Judicial Council, including two of Supreme Court, five of Balochistan High Court and one of the Lahore High Court. The seven-member council headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and includes Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Sardar Mohammad Raza Khan, Chief Justice Peshawar High Court Tariq Pervez Khan, Chief Justice Lahore High Court Khawaja Mohammad Sharif, Registrar Supreme Court Dr Faqir Hussain and Secretary Supreme Judicial Council. The meeting would discuss action under article 209 of the Constitution against those judges who violated code of conduct as affected by the decision of 14-member larger bench on July 31st, while meeting would hear cases of those PCO judges who resigned after the decision. The meeting would insert act in article 209 code of conduct, through which action could be taken against judge who violated the Constitution and found convicted of helping a man tried to get power. The Supreme Court in its decision has stopped those judges from working who had taken oath under the PCO and references against 28 judges have been sent to SJC. Judges who resigned to avoid references included Justice Faqir Mohammad Khokar and Justice Javed Buttar of Supreme Court, Justice Naseem Sikandar of Lahore High Court, Chief Justice Aman Ullah Khan, Justice Yasinzai, Justice Ahmad Khan Lashari, Justice Akhtar Zaman, Justice Mohammad Nadir Khan and Justice Mehta of Balochistan High Court. The judges against whom references have been sent included 11 judges of Lahore High Court, 6 of Sindh High Court, 3 of Peshawar High Court and the Supreme Judicial Council would decide about their future.

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