In a live debate on 19 March 2008,with Supreme Court bar president and a well
respected lawyer of Pakistan (Chaudhary Aitzaz Ahsan) ,
the attorney general of Pakistan Malik Qayum accepts that the actions taken by Musharraf (at that time the Army Chief
of Pakistan) were “not according to the constitution” (but even after saying that he was committed with his stated position that they were not “un-constitutional”).
The puzzled and confused attorney general in the heat of the debate on several occassions changed his position on many
issues including the arrest of
Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary, the current constitution and PCO of November 3 2007, the illegal dismissal of the judges and also he had to admit that the parliament can take the issue of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary and the current SC of Dogar cannot legally stop it.
In the debate while talking on the use of article 190 (which obligates all the executives to come in aid of the Supreme Court),
Aitzaz Ahsan said if this article is in consideration for the use then the executives must have to act in aid of the Supreme
ruling by Seven Member Bench headed by CJP Iftikhar on 3rd Novemebr 2007 according to which the PCO and
illegal and actions taken by Musharraf were illegal as well.
Meanwhile in an address to the lawyers in Hari Pur , the SC bar president expressed his stance on
the current judicial crisis and warned
the President and his Attorney General that if they create hurdles in the way of restoration of the judiciary and the judiciary was not restored after the 30 day deadline then a long march from all parts of Pakistan will start and will go the the Army house Rawalpindi(still used by Musharraf).
The SC bar president was well received by the citizens and lawyers of Hari Pur.