The Supreme Court of Pakistan re-instated Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudry four months after his suspension from a referral issued by President Pervez Musharraf for mis-use of office, corruption, and other things.
The referral has created great dissent against Musharraf, and has turned the moderate middle and some of his long-time supporters against him. Most lawyers in Pakistan have demonstrated weekly for the length of this constitutional crisis, and most of the educated people in Pakistan have been solidly against it.
By clearing the Chief Justice the panel of judges demonstrated that the rule of law does hold sway in Pakistan. Let us hope that Musharraf demonstrates that he also holds with the outcome.