| GEO Pakistan|
| Curtailing Justice Iftikhar’s tenure to harm democracy: Athar Minallah|
| Updated at: 0654 PST, Monday, March 16, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: The spokesman of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Athar Minallah has said that curtailing the tenure of Justice Iftikhar could harm democracy in the country.
Talking to media outside the residence of Justice Iftikhar, he said the Lawyers Raabta Council would review Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani’s speech. Athar Minallah said the nation wants abolition of the theory of necessity and the steps taken on November 3.
He said that any attempt to curtail chief justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry’s tenure would deprive the government of people’s confidence.