ISLAMABAD: In an interesting turn of events surrounding the treason trial of Pervez Musharraf, the former army strongman was shifted to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi after suffering a “heart problem” while en route towards the special court. The court later granted the retired general exemption from appearing before it for today's proceedings and ruled that an arrest warrant was not issued against Musharraf for medical reasons.

The hearing was subsequently adjourned to Jan 6, the same date as the Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al Faisal is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan.

Earlier today, DIG Security Jan Mohammad had informed the special court that Musharraf experienced heart problem and was subsequently transported to the hospital. When informed, the judges had announced a break until 4 pm after which they issued the ruling in the light of the latest developments in the case.

Meanwhile at the hospital, doctors performed an angiography on the former president and his wife Sehba also arrived at the hospital, DawnNews quoted sources as saying.

Moreover, Musharraf also spoke to his mother on the telephone.

Earlier today, the special court which had summoned Musharraf on Jan 2, had ordered the former dictator to appear in court before 11:30, warning that an arrest warrant would be issued against him in case he failed to comply with the court's orders.

The court also had to take a short recess following a walk out staged by Musharraf's counsel today. His lawyer Anwar Mansoor had walked out of the special court citing lack of sleep due to alleged disturbances outside the door of his residence the previous night. Mansoor said he had never experienced anything like it in his 40-year career.

Moreover, the head of Musharraf's defence team, senior lawyer Sharifuddin Pirzada, claimed that the chief prosecutor in the case, Advocate Akram Shaikh, had hurled threats to him via Barrister Ibrahim Satti, who is another counsel for the former president.

Advocate Pirzada had also hinted that his client may appear before the special court today. Following which, the court had taken a short recess to resolve the grievances of the disgruntled lawyer representing Musharraf.

However, after Musharraf's transfer to the hospital, the court said it would issue an order at 4 pm following consultations among the judges.

Strict security arrangements are in place on the route from Musharraf's farmhouse to the court's premises and surrounding areas. The security arrangements included mobile phone jammers, at least 1,000 police personnel, deployment of containers to cordon off traffic and bomb scanners.

The court on Jan 1, had ordered for Musharraf to appear before the bench today and had also warned of issuing a ruling in case he did not appear. Moreover, Musharraf's legal team had also filed a plea in the special court to exempt him from appearing before it on account of threats to his security.

Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf is being prosecuted under Article 6 of the Constitution for imposing an emergency in the country on Nov 3, 2007 and for detaining members of the superior judiciary.

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Muhammad Farooq
January 2, 2014 10:13 am

Slowly but surely things are changing for the better, Retd General Musharraf being first military dictator facing a treason trial in the court. It augurs well for the country. Pakistan Zindabad!

Partner
January 2, 2014 10:21 am

It is clear that the Sharif Government is trying to settle scores with Musharraf over the 1999 coup. Nevertheless, what Sir Musharraf did during his reign was all in the interest of Pakistan. Whether, it be the Bugti's case or the military attack on the red mosque. All his actions were for the sovereignty of Pakistan.

Usman Shah
January 2, 2014 11:56 am

A nation of dead people never deserve a "great leader". Musharaf made media independent, he was on his way to free people of Pakistan from Tribal heads who rule over the lives of poor people of their tribes and even break laws of the country on account of power they possess.

Everyone makes mistakes, Musharaf also did, but i think overall he was responsible for improvement. Dr. Aafia's case which is always connected to Musharaf should be read and understood by people, as she had links with Al-Qaeda and other militant organizations and it was not Musharaf who told her to go to Afghanistan ... This nation need to read and understand before commenting and protesting ... Nawaz Sharif and likes should work with conviction for poor people rather than wasting their time/resources for this case . . .

Altaf Hussain
January 2, 2014 12:03 pm

Every time Musharraf has to appear in Court and a bomb is discovered the same day. Musharraf has become a "threat" for his neighborhood in Chak Shehzad. The residents of Chak Shehzad have become very insecure "on each day of Musharraf's appearance in the Court" ever since he fled away from the High Court on 18th April 2013. Like all other criminals, Musharraf should be sent to Adyala Jail or Mianwali Jail where the security arrangements are already very high and no one can mock justice.

Addy
January 2, 2014 12:28 pm

Aha, so Musharraf is going for the 'Hosni Mubarak' defence. Watch out Pakistan. Like they say: fool me once......etc., etc.

Ali
January 2, 2014 12:31 pm

Good Job Musharraf... doing tit for tat... There is no hope that you will have fair trial / justice form this puppet court. The development so far depicts though. JUSTICE NOT ONLY DONE JUSTICE SHOULD BE SEEN TO HAVE BEEN DONE.

shahzaib
January 2, 2014 12:34 pm

Yes the former President had moved to Military Hospital earlier today.

Asim
January 2, 2014 12:38 pm

Is this a news or personel criticism of the paper? Calling the person in focus, 'a military dictator' and his lawyer as 'disgruntled'... It seems no media ethics are left anymore. In the rest of the world, the past president of a country is alwaysaddressed and mentioned as president, without any hint of criticism or over-appreciating.

Sayyar Khan
January 2, 2014 12:48 pm

Drama. All Drama.

Waseem
January 2, 2014 12:49 pm

Musharraf is being air-lifted today from PIMS helipad on pretext of emergency treatment through air-ambulance that is ready there.

Ahmed
January 2, 2014 12:53 pm

How would they bear to come to court? They are above law. There sanctity is too high.

mansoor
January 2, 2014 12:56 pm

Judges please sort this case in shortest possible time. I doubt the drama being played has any real meat in it. The treasury is bleeding millions and government has successfully diverted attention to a non issue. NO ONE CAN TOUCH ARMY, NOT EVEN GOD in Pakistan.

imtiaz Gilgity
January 2, 2014 1:19 pm

May Allah Bless him with Health Ameen.

Syiem
January 2, 2014 1:49 pm

Unless he has suffered an actual heart attack (which will become clear pretty soon), it should be pretty obvious what he is up to.

Altaf Hussain
January 2, 2014 1:52 pm

Next statement: “Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) has diagnosed Musharraf with court allergy and says can only be treated abroad.” :)

Zeeshan
January 2, 2014 1:53 pm

C'mon Mushie...be a Man....remember your famous words in uniform"main darta warta nahi hoon". more you runaway from courts,more you are humiliating the army .

Shafiq Khan
January 2, 2014 2:00 pm

What a drama ! It is pretty obvious to the man in the street in Pakistan that the conduct of the learned lawyers is below par. They are indulging in dog fight rather than to help the court in reaching a decision on a pertinent question. So every thing is up in the air. We are left to ponder if the lawyers are honest lawyers or accomplice in falsehood of their client. They are all big names only a very rich person can afford to employ, they are showing signs of low moral standards of advocacy by becoming a hindrance to justice. Sad scenario does not reflect favourably on the quality of law officers in our poor country.

Parvez
January 2, 2014 2:02 pm

.......and the Lord works in mysterious ways.

Muhammad Awais Aziz
January 2, 2014 2:19 pm

what a pack of liars

Partner
January 2, 2014 2:20 pm

Former President Musharraf may not be tried for subverting the Constitution on October 1999 as the Parliament under Shaukat Aziz had validated this act.

Waseem
January 2, 2014 2:51 pm

he may be planning to runway from the helipad of the PIMS with the help of "concerned quarters" Its time social media in general and media in particular should be vigilant.

Indian
January 2, 2014 2:53 pm

Mian Musharraf has spent so many hours on Indian news channels fighting indian politicians and their allegations, that he has learnt their tricks of trade as well. He has learnt his lesson.Indian politicans are famous for having heart attacks before any court ruling.

Abid
January 2, 2014 2:53 pm

Mai commando hoon " Darta warta kisi say nahi" :p

Cheap tactics

raza
January 2, 2014 2:58 pm

I wonder when it's hearing time he has a problem!!!!:)

Israr Noor
January 2, 2014 3:06 pm

The Commando should be given a fair trial but he can only have one in the Court.............Wishing him good health.............

Ahmed
January 2, 2014 3:11 pm

Dil hai ke manta nahi...

Partner
January 2, 2014 3:24 pm
  1. This judicial terrorism against a true patriot needs to stop. The corrupt system is blaming Musharraf on baseless things,which hold absolutely no truth or strength. The government is doing so to avoid the major problems that the country is facing like Terrorism,Gas,Electricity etc. Please stop this nonsense,Pervez Musharraf is an honest and true leader and does not deserve such biased treatment
Altaf Hussain
January 2, 2014 3:37 pm

Next statement: “Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) has diagnosed Musharraf with court allergy and the doctors say that he can only be treated abroad.”

Sayeed Altaf Hussein
January 2, 2014 3:44 pm

Dear Sir,

May Allah grant you health and the strength to fight the in-just government. I look forward to the day when you would again regain power and put Pakistan back on the map of the world.

I would like to make a another comment. Your party is not active to ensure you get justice. Why have they not brought cases against Sharif for kidnapping and hijacking.. I think you need a new strategy.

fida sayani
January 2, 2014 4:03 pm

Is he faking or his commando strength is failing him?

Sh
January 2, 2014 4:22 pm

What a d courageous soldier. First he resigned from the office of president because he could not face impeachment from the parliament and now he cannot face a fair trial. Hats off to former president Zardari for spending all those years in jail without being convicted in a single case.

qaiser
January 2, 2014 4:31 pm

"Mein Darrta Waartta Naheen hoon", AKA commando!!!!

ahsan ali
January 2, 2014 4:33 pm

he was and inshallah the best leader weever had, those who are in the current rulling party have forgotten their own past.

pakistan has never seen such progress as it was in his time.

i hope he gets better

Ali
January 2, 2014 4:57 pm

@fida sayani: He is a Commando will remain commando. At time you surrender. This does not mean he is not a commando... Nawaz sharrif should have been hanged when he was jailed. I think this is the only mistake our commando made...

Freddy
January 2, 2014 5:12 pm

Former General should be allowed to leave the country & settle abroad with dignity considering his valuable contribution to the state of Pakistan during his reign. For that, judiciary, govt & army representative should sit together & find a way out to shame General & his supporters in the Army. Nothing is achieved for an eye for eye arabic policy.

muhammad
January 2, 2014 5:19 pm

May Allah bless him with speedy recovery and save him from the evils of this sham democracy and justice system, where a patriotic man like Musharraf who did a lot for this country is being dragged disrespectfully and dacoits are sitting in Parliament

ashar
January 2, 2014 5:21 pm

Stage is set for Musharraf abroad treatement,,,, Let see how the court reacts,,,they must be under pressure from influential quarters,,,

Dr. B.N. Anand
January 2, 2014 5:28 pm

@ahsan ali: Ahsan Saheb, it looks a simple tit for tat from PM Nawaz Sharief to the General. People may forget and forgive, but these rulers and politicians are never of the type of a normal person.

Sh
January 2, 2014 6:01 pm

@ahsan ali: Let me remind you. He was not a leader, he was a dictator.

Syed Ahmed
January 2, 2014 6:04 pm

However strong a man is, tensions do undermine him. It is human. Allah give him strength and courage to face the tensions squarely.

Usman Ahmad
January 2, 2014 6:05 pm

This is the biggest drama in the Pakistan history.Every thing is planned.No body can touch him.They are simply trying to find the safest way to get him out of the country. This fake court has no courage and even PM is shaking.

Syed Asif Zafar
January 2, 2014 6:14 pm

Syed Asif Zafar Jeddah

Inshallah he will come out all this.I strongly belive.He did a very good job for pakistan.compaire to our so called leaders. Allah may bless him.

Ashfaque
January 2, 2014 7:17 pm

Common man of pakistan is with you Mashraff. Democracy in name , if it cannot feed you means nothing.

only if your supporters were as brave as you. You are our true leader. R.ashfaque

sabeeh omer
January 2, 2014 7:34 pm

Pride comes before a fall. Man forgets that "Dust thou art to dust returnest......" and Musharraf appeared to have forgotten it completely in his battle fatigues!

javed malik
January 2, 2014 7:40 pm

In a society where civilian leaders steal from people, and all institutions are corrupt, and the landed aristocracy holds absoluted power - pays no tax on its agricultural income - democracy is a farce - a benign dictator is a much better transitional option. JS

Adnan
January 2, 2014 7:41 pm

This so-called commando and macho dictator can't face the court. He claimed 2 days ago he won't accept any deal to runaway. Now he is running from the court.

Fareed
January 2, 2014 7:48 pm

@Syed Ahmed: Tension undermined him ! Where is his bravado, his claim as frontline soldier, a commando ? Man has lost his nerves, he cann't stay "In the Line of Fire", the title of his book.'

Chaudry
January 2, 2014 7:54 pm

No hope of fair trial in Pakistan, where all the system is corrupt.

Zaka
January 2, 2014 8:00 pm

Musharraf is the best leader Pakistan ever had. Allah may keep safe from all evils working against him.

Smkmansoorus@yahoo.com
January 2, 2014 8:09 pm

This tit for tat if these kangaroo courts and corrupt and selfish politicians are bent upon to make false and baseless cases against great leader of Pakistan then this a good tactics.

NASR
January 2, 2014 8:11 pm

@Sh: Are you sure there was no muk muka? Do you know Zardari better than me? Surely not!

Muhammad Akram
January 2, 2014 8:12 pm

May Allah Bless Him and give him speedy recovery. As far as Bilawal Zardari, sorry, Bilawal BHUTTO is concerned he should show some respect. His Tweet this morning was discusting to say the least. He himself is so brave that unlike General Musharraf who came back, he very brave Zardari Junior ran away during General Elections last year.

Ahmed
January 2, 2014 8:25 pm

I queStion sincerity of Pakistani courts. Just look at their dealing with political leaders graft cases. Go get them they are all sitting in parliament, and money making posts.

Observer from abroad
January 2, 2014 8:41 pm

@Partner: Agreed Whatever he did that was in the favour of Pakistan. The only mistake he did...left the corrupt politians safe path to way out of the country. Current Govt. should learn how to explain Pakistan's concerns infront of the world. Avoid to spend time to "write extreamly important issues on a piece of papar and read like a illitrate kid"

Current Gvt should get admission rather than wasting time on this bias trial.

May Allah will give Mushrraf health and Justice.

Observer from abroad
January 2, 2014 8:51 pm

Partner: Agreed Whatever he did that was in the favour of Pakistan. The only mistake he did...left the corrupt politians and provided safe path to way out of the country. Current Govt. should learn how to explain Pakistan's concerns infront of the world. Avoid to spend time to "write extreamly important issues on a piece of papar and read like a illitrate kid"

Current Gvt should get admission rather than wasting time on this bias trial.

May Allah will give Mushrraf health and Justice.

Dawood
January 2, 2014 8:56 pm

In Pakistan we believe in SELECTIVE justice and not justice for all. Try ALL.

Khwaja Tariq
January 2, 2014 9:00 pm

He is a brave Commando. .

khabboo
January 2, 2014 9:04 pm

@Zeeshan: He is being a man. The problem is corruption of others will fail him in the courts. Even if innocent, the courts will punish him.

saba rizwan
January 2, 2014 9:05 pm

Pakistan will have true democracy when the parliamentarians pass laws that serve and protect common man's interest - instead of passing laws to avoid paying taxes - such as on agricultural income - untill then we need more Musharrafs. Saba Rizwan

IFTAKHAR MALIK
January 2, 2014 9:06 pm

Interesting time to get Chest Pains from the Commando man who used to raise his Fist as a sign of defiance when he was on the Throne and not wanted for Treason. A Coward or Commando!!

Shah
January 2, 2014 9:10 pm

@Dr. B.N. Anand: Yes learn from Quran and Mendela if you can.

Naheed
January 2, 2014 9:12 pm

Mr Musharaf - Why are you trying to fight the corrupt Pakistani system. Nothing will change in Pakistan under the corrupt politicians.

nazir
January 2, 2014 9:14 pm

Where are those politicians, judges and army who were part of Musharaf govt. Do they have no back bone to speak up now?

abbas
January 2, 2014 9:15 pm

@muhammad: Agreed!

abbas
January 2, 2014 9:15 pm

Agreed!

Youth
January 2, 2014 9:18 pm

May be 99% of the politicians are taking advantage to rag Musharraf where as the same percentage of common peoples of Pakistan think that his era was far better in terms of cost of living, law & order situation etc etc. This phenomena speaks a volume about Musharraf friends & foes, Inshallah he will survive to serve Pakistan & its common majority again.

Bhatti
January 2, 2014 9:20 pm

What is the difference between Coup and political parties who rule Pakistan by fraud and rigged elections.

Faras A Khan
January 2, 2014 9:28 pm

@Sh:

Let me remind you he was an honest leader not a thief like the current and previous elected leadership.

Syed
January 2, 2014 9:31 pm

If he managed to espace from Pakistan by doing this drama, then this will be proof that only poor or weak can be account for justice but not powerfull peoples

khabboo
January 2, 2014 9:40 pm

@Muhammad Farooq: Typical Pakistani- Will vote for the same people again and again if even if they screw up the country.

M Aslam
January 2, 2014 9:47 pm

@Partner: A beautiful joke

Ayesha Khan
January 2, 2014 10:08 pm

The attitude of the jury is a clear evidence about how they want to proceed with Mr Musharraf's trial. Even a heartless person would have some decency to use some polite words after hearing that he suffered a pain in his chest. The justice is not only blind in this country but highly corrupt and well paid, that is why Mr Musharraf had to suspend the judiciary which was the most appropriate act .

Idrees
January 2, 2014 10:19 pm

@Sh: He was in the uniform of dictator but was more democratic than Nawaz Sharif and late ZA Bhutto.

naz
January 2, 2014 10:28 pm

@Sh: Pervez Musharraf is an honest and genuine leader,who is only being punished because he was genuinely sincere to Pakistan and did not loot the country. There is not a single corruption case against the man and even his greatest enemies can’t make such a claim.

If a man like Musharraf,who was a brave Army Chief and a phenomenal President can be charged for treason…Then we can only say that no honest man is safe in Pakistan.

Parvez
January 2, 2014 10:48 pm

In countries like ours, leaders do not fear man made justice.......but the laws of natural justice can never be evaded.

saleem
January 2, 2014 11:23 pm

Not only Musharraf but all dictators and the judges (whether living or dead) validating these takeovers should be tried!

syed
January 2, 2014 11:44 pm

He will never leave this country ,what ever mistake he did in past i don't care but his 8 years was far better then last 6 years.

syed
January 2, 2014 11:46 pm

@Sh: Even though he was a dictator he was better then Nawaz and Zardari

Ali
January 3, 2014 12:27 am

@Sayyar Khan: It's a preplanned drama. It was the last tactic used by him to not face the court., but no person of influence or a dictator as himself will ever have to pay the price for his actions. Disgusting.

murad khan
January 3, 2014 12:32 am

They say "Once a General always a General"

Mustafa
January 3, 2014 12:50 am

When Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister he ordered not to allow the plane with some 200 passengers including Parvez Musharraf and many top military officers to land anywhere in Pakistan. The plane had not enough fuel to fly to anywhere outside Pakistan. Therefore this act was attempted murder of some 200 human lives. Nawaz Sharif has not been tried for attempted murder by the judiciary as yet but some day the Army will deal with him and it will be a lesson to future criminal politicians in power. Only brave Pakistani Army can put an end to the drama played by corrupt politicians and their supporters.

razia
January 3, 2014 1:03 am

@Sayeed Altaf Hussein: ameen!

razia
January 3, 2014 1:06 am

@mansoor: this case should be dismissed immediately.

razia
January 3, 2014 1:11 am

@Freddy:

he'll return to power and move the country forward and soon!.

Abrar
January 3, 2014 1:27 am

@Abid: He is clever and well liked commando, but not stupid. He is not going abroad again, InshAllah, he will be the President of a Nation awaiting its Golden era.

A shah
January 3, 2014 2:20 am

Showing the world what a coward he really is by hiding in a hospital. Stand up and fight like the soldier you claim to be!

pathanoo
January 3, 2014 2:24 am

@Usman Ahmad: I have been saying this from day one when Nawaz instituted cases against him. And, I repeat. "Musharraf will be flown out of the country on a medical emergency for treatment abroad never to return saving face for both parties. Nawaz will take the bow on humanitarian grounds. Every body wins."

A shah
January 3, 2014 2:25 am

Please don't embarrass the army and face your trail like a man.

nabil
January 3, 2014 2:31 am

Former president Musharaf,best leader Pakistan has ever had,hope Allah gives him strength to fight and win in every court.

Chaudhry
January 3, 2014 3:10 am

@Sh: A dictator who is patriot Pakistani and whose time was the best in Pakistan history is better than PML-N and PPP democracy.

Butt
January 3, 2014 3:22 am

Nawaz Sharif wants to try Musharaf for treason and set an example. When is Nawaz Sharif going to try himself for corruption and mismanagement of country's funds and not preventing the killing of so many army personnel and general public.

Bharat
January 3, 2014 4:38 am

No man should be exempted from the law. With a coup against a legitimate PM he broke the law - and for his own selfish reasons., At this rate, no General will be scared of starting a coup, unless there are repercussions against that.

There they are in North Africa and the Gulf countries crying out for democracy, and Pakistan is trying to forgive a coup general.

Bharat
January 3, 2014 4:40 am

And then in running away, he declares his own guilt. Plus it is cowardly to run away.

iaquat
January 3, 2014 4:46 am

@muhammad: I agree with every word of your comments. The power mongers of this country are holding this country by the throat in the name of shameful democracy. Not too long ago, while staying in usa Asif ali zardari submitted his medical records to protect him against the swiss cases and declaring that he is mentally incapable to remember anything and can not appear in the courts. But a patriotic and sincere person is being draged for personal vendata. Emergency was okayed by the parliament of those politicians who enjoyed every minute of their power in that cabinet. it is shamful and deplorable by all standards.

Ali Hassan Bhatti
January 3, 2014 5:03 am

Mussaraf sahab tenure was a lot better than PPP and PML N combined.

Shahpur
January 3, 2014 6:24 am

He is not the first General who did what he did. He learned it from other Generals before him and look what they all did. Nawaz himself is a creation of General Zia, and now what.

Yawar
January 3, 2014 7:03 am

A President against whom there is no allegation of corruption and nepotism, who had the courage to free the media, and under whom Pakistan progressed significantly, is being singled out.

Waseem
January 3, 2014 7:37 am

I am pretty sure General will be back stranger then before. MAY ALMIGHTY ALLAH KARIM BLESS HIM.

khan
January 3, 2014 8:41 am

Nawaz Sharif,your days are numbered now.This time ,you will not be able to leave for Saudi Arabia.

Zobia Khan
January 3, 2014 8:57 am

@razia: Fat chance!

Zobia Khan
January 3, 2014 9:00 am

@Usman Ahmad: I seriously doubt it that the PM is shaking, if no one had the power he would not have been charged. In a democracy it is up to the people to exercise the power, if the people fail to do so it is not the fault of the Prime Minster.

Why is it not your responsibility to ensure that the law of the land is enforced? Are you not a citizen? Stand up or shut up.

Zobia Khan
January 3, 2014 9:01 am

@muhammad: So the democracy is sham but the dictatorship was real? Thank you for sharing with us the very essence of your thought process.

Zobia Khan
January 3, 2014 9:02 am

@Freddy: I would say hang him high. What are you afraid of? He was a dictator who overthrew an elected government thereby undermining the will of the people. He broke the law.

fazal
January 3, 2014 9:15 am

Nawaz Sharif will never learn.

junaid
January 3, 2014 9:21 am

@Sh: This is the irony, people can not tell the difference between dictator and leader. They think, people like Nawaz Sharif are leaders who never sacrificed anything for the nation, rather asked for sacrifice from the poor people.

junaid
January 3, 2014 9:22 am

God bless Musharaf

RealityWatch
January 3, 2014 10:03 am

@Partner: You are ignorant of the fact that NawazSharif has already forgiven Musharraf despite all his misdeeds with him & his entire family in 1999/2000. Let me remind you that Musharraf is being prosecuted in the Court for high treason in November2007 (not for October 1999).

Asim
January 3, 2014 10:33 am

People use to tell me that Pakistani dramas are the best, now i know for sure!!!

Anon
January 3, 2014 11:49 am

@Sh: And maybe you should go back into history during his time and see the prices of daily commodities which have sky rocketed after his tenure and the value of the dollar then and now.

muhammad
January 3, 2014 2:21 pm

@Zobia Khan: Kindly let me know what do you mean by democracy espacially Pakistani style of democracy ? if promoting kith and kins at the cost of country and looting of exchequre is democracy then we are happy with dictatorship

muhammad
January 3, 2014 3:18 pm

@Sh: Oh yea thank you for reminding us because a majority of nation see him as a leader

fazal
January 3, 2014 7:27 pm

Has Nawaz Shraif done anything good in the past fro Pakistan? other than increasing his and his family's bank balances.

jdshami
January 4, 2014 7:17 am

There is nothing wrong with this Dictator medically, You watch and see as soon as he is on the plane to Dubai, he will be okay. This man is a total fraud, he is scared of death.

Zaheer
January 4, 2014 1:55 pm

@Usman Shah: Just the mare fact that for the very first time in the history of Pakistan a dictator is being tried in civilian courts for abrogating constitution and toppling a legitimately elected democratic government, is not a sign of a nation of "dead people" In the part of the world that I live in-it is a sign of a nation with rules and regulations, which are the same for an ordinary person as they are for the high and mighty. As the saying goes ''you do the crime-you serve the time" Now,he may be innocent of the charges laid against him, but he needs to prove that which can only be done by going to the courts-so let the trial begin.

Kamran
January 4, 2014 3:03 pm

@Waseem: Yes stranger than ever, never was one of us.

nazir
January 5, 2014 10:34 pm

Democracy in Pakistan - Our political parties like PPP and PML-N have given a new meaning to democracy in Pakistan. According to their dictionary democracy means corruption.

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