LAHORE - Jamaat Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have welcomed the apex court verdict regarding the November 3 emergency, terming it as a success of truth, democracy and rule of law. Paying tributes to the higher judiciary for taking a bold decision on a case of national importance, the opposition parties believe that the verdict would go a long way in defining its role, adding, the historic decision had confirmed the independence of judiciary. Welcoming the Supreme Court judgment, Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hassan said the court had given a historic verdict that would have far reaching impact on the future of the country. Opposing the view that the decision could derail the system and would cause anarchy, he said collapse of a system working in negation of the Constitution was better than its continuity. He said the appointment of Abdul Hameed Dogar as Chief Justice of Pakistan had been declared unconstitutional but it would not affect oath administered to Asif Zardari. Such contradictions, in his opinion, should also be removed from the judgment. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan said the decision would go a long way in stopping the military intervention in future. He said those who supported Musharraf in his illegal actions should also be brought to justice. He stressed the need to initiate proceedings against Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution. He said the apex court had also declared increase in the number of judges through the Finance Bill unconstitutional, which showed that the Parliament was not working in accordance with the law of the land. Welcoming the verdict, JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch demanded legal action against the PCO judges. Meanwhile, PML-N has hailed the Supreme Court decision of declaring all steps taken by former president Gen(r) Pervez Musharraf as unconstitutional on November 3, 2007 and called it as victory of rule of law and democracy. PML-N chairman Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said decision would strengthen the supremacy of constitution and foster the system of democracy. He said decision had made the dictator as sign of retribution. He said SC verdict would have far reaching effects on the political and constitutional scenario of the country. He said decision had proved as culmination point of movement launched for the independence of judiciary. PML-N senior leader and Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said SC decision has substantiated that rule of law was supreme than rule of gun. He said long list of sacrifices laid down by PML-N was the driving force behind the historical verdict. He said party leadership Nawaz Sharif had not uttered the word No before the dictator, faced imprisonments and underwent forced exiled, judiciary would not have reached at the stage to give popular decision. He said after the decision, no one could dare thinking to be dictator and bulldozing the constitution and democracy. On a query he said President Asif Ali Zardari was the constitutional president. He said Zardari had taken oath as President of Pakistan under the legitimate constitution. He said no political including PML-N had any objection over the President oath and considered him as democratic president. He was of the view that logical continuation of the SC verdict must be convening of immediate session of parliament to repeal 17 amendments and bring the dictator Musharraf to the book. A number of PML-N MPAs and MNAs welcomed the decision and called it an eye-opener for those who played havoc with the democratic system and constitution. They said decision had shut down all the doors that always invited dictatorship. They said SC had buried alive all the steps taken by dictator forever after issuing the verdict. They said day should be celebrated as day of victory of democratic principles.