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Three top judges return  3 top judges whose ousting by Musharraf sparked months of unrest and political fighting in Pakistan were reinstated Thousands march for fired judges   Tens of thousands of protesters from across Pakistan poured into the capital to press the new government to restore judges ousted under Mush... Fired judges getting jobs back  Former Prime Minister Sharif said that the ruling coalition on May 12 will reinstate judges who were ousted by President Musharraf last year   Court upholds Musharraf election  Pakistan's new Supreme Court has dismissed the final legal challenge to the recent re-election of President Musharraf Anti-Musharraf petitions rejected  The Supreme Court, packed with judges appointed in recent days by Musharraf, dismissed 5 major petitions contesting the validity of his re-election   Musharraf wins ruling on army role
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Judge sacked by Musharraf to return
Pakistani court gives spy agency ultimatum  Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) could face an unprecedented challenge from the nation's high court a lawyer representing victims urged contempt of court Politicians lose amnesty  Supreme Court declared on that an amnesty that had protected politicians, including President Zardari, was unconstitutional Judge Chaudhry regains top post

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  Sacked Supreme Court chief justice Iftikhar Chaudhry has formally returned to his post following months of mass protests
  Responding to massive protests, the government through executive order will restore the seat of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.    All judges sacked by Pakistan's previous president, including Chief Justice Chaudhry, have been reinstated. The government i...

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  Supreme Court dismissed legal challenges to President's bid for a new five-year term
Sep.11 Lawyers appeal Sharif expulsion  Lawyers for former Prime Minister went to the country's highest court, setting up another confrontation between the judiciary and Musharraf Jul.20 Supreme Court reinstates top judge
  Court reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, dealing a political blow to President Gen. Pervez Musharraf
May.7 Court suspends inquiry  Supreme Court has suspended a inquiry into misconduct charges against Chaudhry, the country's top judge Mar.19 Judges quit in furore  7 judges resigned over government moves to sack the country's chief judge, and the leader of an opposition called for more protests Mar.12   Country's top judge suspended
  Lawyers protest against Musharraf. They have boycotted courts across Pakistan in protest at President's

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Nov.15 Pakistan votes to amend rape laws
  The national assembly has voted to amend the strict Sharia laws on rape and adultery Sep.13 Rape reform plans delayed  The government has delayed presenting a bill in parliament which would have reformed rape laws

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Dec.10 Pakistani PM begins exile  Sharif and his family arrived in Jiddah, port in Saudi Arabia

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