The Charter of Democracy lays down that no judge shall take oath under the PCO. There is no mention of any judges who may already have taken oath under a PCO. My question is, if Iftikhar Chaudhry had not been dismissed by Musharraf, would a new government have automatically disqualified the sitting Chief Justice because he had taken oath under PCO some years earlier? This puts a hole in the argument of those who keep twisting the CoD to suit their convoluted thinking. -KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, via e-mail, February 3.