IN a move that would please many in the country, the Supreme Court issued summons to former President Pervez Musharraf, now staying in London, to appear before it in person or through counsel to defend his decision to impose a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, and sack almost the entire judiciary. For all his bravado that Pakistan was his permanent home, there is little likelihood that he would return to appear himself. A guilty verdict on subverting the Constitution would land him in serious trouble. As a happy augury, the feeling of a common cause to uphold the Constitution seems to be emerging between the judiciary and the executive out of the SC hearing of the case for the regularisation of two Sindh High Court Judges. Attorney General of Pakistan Sardar Latif Khosa deposed before the SC on Tuesday that the PPP had rendered great services for the restoration of the judiciary and that the government led by it had never favoured the imposition of November 3 emergency. Quite obviously, the statement struck the right chord with the court, and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry remarked that he saluted the Parliament for not validating the constitutional amendments made by General Pervez Musharraf under the PCO. There were hints that the court could revisit the Tikka Iqbal case that validated the emergency. Besides, the argument advanced to support the contention that the general elections of 2008 were held under Article 224 of the Constitution on the expiry of terms of the Assemblies and not under the PCO was considered valid enough by the court to rule that they took place as per the relevant constitutional provision. The people who have been repeatedly subjected by the usurpers of power to unconstitutional rule in the country must have experienced great relief at the Chief Justice's observation, "enough is enough", reflecting the judiciary's resolve not to allow any unconstitutional measures to be taken in the future.