PCO Oath 2007
On 3 November 2007 Chief of Amry Staff in Pakistan declared emergency and issued a Provisional Constitutional Order. A seven member panel of Supreme Court of Pakistan, headed by Chief Justice Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and consisting of Justice Rana Bhagwandas, Justice Javed Iqbal, Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk, Justice Raja Muhammad Fayyaz Ahmad, and Justice Ghulam Rabbani, issued an order that declared the declaration of emergency as illegal and prohibited all judges to take oath on any PCO.
Justice Syed Zahid Hussain took oath on Provisional Constitutional Order 2007 as a sitting judge of Lahore High Court. He was among 13 out of 31 sitting judges of Lahore High Court who took oath on PCO. Along with him Nasim Sikandar, Mohammad Khalid Alvi, Sakhi Hussain Bokhari, Muhammad Bilal Khan, Mohammad Muzammal Khan, Syed Shabbar Raza Rizvi, Hamid Ali Shah, Tariq Shamim, Syed Asghar Haider, Hasnat Ahmad Khan and Justice Fazl-e-Miran Chohan as well as then Chief Justice of Lahore High Court Iftikhar Hussain Chaudhry took oath on PCO 2007. As on 19 April 2009, the PCO has not been given protection by any constitutional amendment. In the past all PCO were at a later point given constitutional protection.
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