Justice Iftikhar rejects Musharraf blames to justify emergency

Justice Iftikhar rejects Musharraf blames to justify emergency

ISLAMABAD: De-Jure Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has rejected the blames leveled

 by President General Pervez Musharraf to justify declaration of emergency. 

The rulers had feared that Supreme Court would give decree in Musharraf eligibility contrary

to their wishes so they imposed emergency in the country, Justice Iftikhar said.

 Iftikhar Chaudhry was addressing the lawyers first time after imposition of the


He said that the charges framed by President Musharraf against Supreme Court

are baseless and unfounded. Declaration of emergency has damaged the

 constitution, he said, adding that Supreme Court had always worked within

constitutional framework.