Now in Legal Rebels:
Posted Aug 10, 2007 01:48 pm CDT
The Pakistan Supreme Court has issued an order requiring registration of all eligible voters.
The court gave the election commission 30 days to complete the task, Reuters reports. A complaint filed by exiled former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had claimed millions of people had been excluded form a draft list of voter rolls.
The court acted following assurances by the government of President Pervez Musharraf that he was not imposing emergency powers that could have delayed elections by a year.
The court’s chief justice is Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, reinstated by his fellow justices after an uproar over his ouster by Musharraf.