ISLAMABAD  - Registrar Islamabad High Court Saturday rejected application filed to challenge restoration of deposed judges of Supreme Court including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

According to registrar office, the application was rejected after marking objections on it.

Restoration of judges has been implemented by the verdict of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, registrar office said in a statement adding, that Lahore High Court had also rejected such applications in past. Earlier, Advocate Shah Jahan on Saturday filed the application under Article 99 of the Constitution, noting that Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s order to restore judges was unconstitutional as there was no provision in the Constitution for restoring the deposed judges.

The applicant contended restoration of the judges under executive order was in complete violation of the Constitution. However, it was yet to be accepted or rejected for hearing by the court registrar.  It is to mention here that the SC judges were restored in 2009 after a prolonged struggle by lawyers, political parties and civil society.