pakistan-lawyers-celebrate.jpgSupporters of Pakistan’s reinstated chief justice Muhammad Chaudhry celebrated the judge’s first day back at work since the government backed down in the face of mass protests and restored him as the country’s top judge.

Chaudhry was stripped of his Supreme Court job by the former-president, Perez Musharraf, who feared the judge would expose and repeal presidential actions deemed blatantly unconstitutional.

Supporters showered him with rose pedals as he left his home on Monday. He was reinstated last week by President Asif Ali Zardari who hoped to calm a political crisis and avert further protests that threatened to destabilize his government.

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