ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday directed the Secretary Interior to provide details of the terrorist activities that had taken place in the country during the period of suspension of the Constitution, from November 3, 2007 to December 15, 2007. The Chief Justice sought the report while heading a 14-member bench hearing Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA)s petition seeking regularisation of two SHC judges, Rashid Kalwar and Zafar Sherwani, who were denied confirmation on the basis of SC verdict in Tikka Iqbal Case. The court has also clubbed Advocate Akram Sheikhs petition against the PCO judges with the case. The court is also reviewing the Tikka Iqbal Case, thus examining the November 3, 2007 imposition of emergency and promulgation of PCO by former president and chief of army staff Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf. At a point in the proceedings, Advocate Hamid Khan, who appeared on behalf of SHCBA, rejected Musharrafs claims that emergency was promulgated due to the deteriorated law and order situation in the country and that the same improved after the imposition of emergency. Were all the terrorists nabbed after the imposition of emergency, he questioned. The Chief Justice then directed the Interior Secretary to furnish report regarding terror incidents occurred during the suspension of the Constitution and the death toll recorded during those events. On Wednesday, July 22, 2009, the court had served notice on former president Pervez Musharraf to appear before the court in person or through counsel if he wished to defend his November 3, 2007 acts. However, no one appeared on his behalf. The Chief Justice after resuming hearing on Wednesday asked who was appearing on behalf of Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf but no one stood in the court in response and after that Hamid Khan resumed his arguments. During the course of proceedings, the Chief Justice observed that judiciary was often blamed but the regrettable aspect was that the Parliament passed the resolution approving imposition of martial law in the name of emergency. At this, Attorney General Sardar Latif Khosa stood and said that Pakistan Peoples Party was not part of that resolution. At another occasion, the Chief Justice said that there was no instance in the world where martial law had been imposed with an aim to target judiciary. General Cromwells body was exhumed and hanged in a country like Britain, he pointed out. The Chief Justice expressed the determination to decide the case at the earliest, as, he said, other cases were suffering delays because of the ongoing hearing in the petition of judges appointment. The entire nation is awaiting the courts judgement, he remarked. Hamid Khan contended that all actions taken by Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf during November 3, 2007 to December 15, 2007 were unconstitutional and deserved to be declared so. Even Musharraf himself admitted in an interview with a foreign news channel that he had done nothing unconstitutional except the imposition of emergency, Khan said. He further submitted that Musharraf used eight to nine instruments to become President for another five-year term and purged the apex judiciary of independent-minded judges. These instruments included imposition of emergency, promulgation of PCO and making amendments of his choice in the Constitution to secure his purpose. All these actions must be declared void and unconstitutional, Hamid Khan prayed to the court. The Chief Justice observed that it was all praise for the court till October 06, 2007 and there were statements appearing in media that judiciary had served the nation by allowing Musharraf to run for the presidency. Something wrong happened between October 06 and November 02, he remarked. Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday observed that Musharraf was happy with judiciary till October 16. Hamid cited the revocation of emergency order, December 15, 2007, wherein the army chief had empowered then president to lift emergency, to which the Chief Justice observed how the army chief could delegate powers to the president. The principal delegates powers to the agent, he observed, adding it was very strange that the army chief being a grade-22 officer had delegated the president to uplift the emergency. Hamid submitted that in Musharrafs mind, the army chief was superior to the president. Hamid was still arguing when the proceedings were adjourned for today (Thursday). The Chief Justice, however, directed him to conclude his arguments by 11:00am on Thursday and after that Advocate Akram Sheikh would commence his arguments in his petition against the PCO judges. Former deputy attorney general Raja Muhammad Irshad submitted before the court an affidavit regarding the factors behind the imposition of emergency. Later, while talking to media persons in courts premises, Raja Irshad said that former president Musharraf had used the office of Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) to pressurise the judges of the 11-member bench hearing case regarding his eligibility for the presidential elections. He said the AGP office was used to pressurise judges to obtain judgement of his (Musharrafs) own choice. Member British House of Lords, Lord Nazir Ahmad, too, spoke to media persons in the courts premises and said Musharraf could be tried in International Court of Justice. A Victim Support Group would be formed against him in London, he added. Agencies add: Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday snubbed summons from the Supreme Court to explain his decision to impose a state of emergency and controversially sack judges two years ago. The SC 14-member bench had issued notice to Musharraf to appear in person or through counsel on July 29. But neither the former head of state, who lost power last year and has been a vocal critic of the current administration, nor a lawyer speaking on his behalf attended the session Wednesday, said an AFP reporter. Musharraf is understood to be in Britain. But one leading lawyer brushed aside the significance of both the summons and the no-show Wednesday. Musharraf will not be handed down any punishment if he fails to appear before the court, former deputy attorney general under Musharraf, Raja Abdur Rehman, told AFP. Senior lawyer Hamid Khan told the court it was the mindset of the former military ruler, who was a key ally of former US president George W Bush in the war on terror, to treat the Constitution merely as a piece of paper. The purpose of proclaiming emergency rule and deposing the judges was meant to prevent a judgement from the 11-judge bench which was hearing the disqualification case, Hamid told the court. The bench also rejected the application of Islamabad High Court Bar Association for becoming party in the case. We do not support any unconstitutional step and the time has come to stop such unconstitutional steps, the Chief Justice observed. The Chief Justice observed that General Musharraf suspended the Constitution only to protect himself from being declared ineligible for re-election by the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice referring to review of Tikka Iqbal case said that the apex court had decided a time-barred petition. Hamid Khan said that the 13-judge bench headed by former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar issued a review on the case. He said that it was a futile exercise and sole objective of that review was to increase the number of the judges.