파키스탄 야당 정치인들은15일 비상사태 선포를 해제하기 앞선 헌법수정을 비난하고 있습니다.
수정된 헌법은 페르베스 무샤라프 대통령의 대통령 지위를 보호하고 비상통치를 반대했던 법관들을 강제은퇴시키며 비상통치 기간중 취해진 조치들에 대해 법정소송을 금지하는 내용을 골자로 하고 있습니다.
나와즈 샤리프 전 파키스탄 총리 정당의 관계자들은 16일, 무샤라프 대통령의 헌법수정은 범죄자가 법을 어긴뒤 스스로 자신을 사면한 행위에 해당한다고 비난했습니다.
파키스탄의 비상통치 선언은 해제됐으나 뉴스 매체들에 대한 제약은 여전히 유효하며 11월에 해임된 법관들은 복직되지 않습니다.
Pakistan's opposition politicians are criticizing the changes President Pervez Musharraf made to the constitution before he lifted emergency rule on Saturday.
Mr. Musharraf's amendments protect his status as president, legalize the forced retirement of judges who refused to accept emergency rule, and stipulate that measures imposed during emergency rule can not be challenged in court.
Officials with the party of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz) today (Sunday) said the president's constitutional changes were equivalent to a man committing a crime and then exonerating himself.
President Musharraf ended emergency rule on Saturday, saying the controversial measure he imposed November third was a last resort to save Pakistan from destabilization.
The Pakistani leader also pledged that parliamentary elections on January eighth will be fair and transparent. Opposition politicians say Mr. Musharraf's moves have already rigged the elections in favor of his supporters.