Musharraf on the run after bail cancellation

Published Apr 18, 2013 02:45pm

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Former president and military ruler General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf had returned to Pakistan to contest the May 11 elections after spending almost four years in self-imposed exile. — Photo by AP

ISLAMABAD: General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Thursday escaped from the premises of the Islamabad High Court after the cancellation of his bail application by Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui in the judges detention case.

Immediately after the bail cancellation, police tried to reach the former military ruler but he was escorted by his personal security, fleeing in his bullet-proof black four-wheeler.

“Islamabad High Court has cancelled Musharraf's bail and ordered his arrest in the judges' detention case today,” said Muhammad Amjad, secretary-general of Musharraf's All Pakistan Muslim League party.

In a written judgement printed in English, the IHC ordered that: “He (Musharraf) be taken into custody and dealt with in accordance with law.”

The detailed verdict issued by the Islamabad High Court ordered for terrorism to be added to the list of charges against the former military ruler. The order further said that Musharraf's exit from the court earlier during the day warranted for separate charges to be filed against him.

According to reports, Musharraf’s lawyers reached the Supreme Court to file a pre-arrest bail application in order avoid his surrender to the police.

However, the SC returned the 14-page bail application as the timings for the Registrar’s office had ended. Musharraf's lawyers are now expected to resubmit the appeal on Friday.

After departing from the IHC’s premises, Musharraf had reached his farmhouse in Chak Shahzad, a suburban area on the outskirts of Islamabad where security was beefed up and all entry and exit routes to the area were blocked.

The chief coordinator of the APML, Dr Muhammad Amjad, told reporters outside the former military ruler’s Chak Shehzad residence that the party would announce its further course of action in the evening after approaching the apex court.

“I think if an arrest is necessary, the authorities will declare the farmhouse a sub-jail,” Amjad said.

“Musharraf did not flee the court. Actually there was no police official to arrest him and nobody tried to arrest him,” he added.

It remains unclear if and when he could be detained, but a police team which had earlier reached the Chak Shahzad farmhouse apparently to arrest Musharraf, later mysteriously left.

SSP Yaseen Farooque, who led the police, avoided the media, while another official, remained there for some time, left once he received a call from high-ups.

Thursday’s order was the latest humiliating blow against the former Army chief who returned to Pakistan last month to contest elections after four years in self-imposed exile.

Moreover, lawyers in the capital chanted slogans and cheered the court’s directive of bail cancellation whereas the decision was seen as a welcome development by political leaders who have called upon the retired general to surrender to authorities.

Earlier last week, the former military ruler was granted a six-day interim bail after he surrendered before the court in the judges’ detention case in which he had been declared a proclaimed offender.

Musharraf hints at tensions between state pillars

Hours after evading arrest, Musharraf indirectly warned that the Islamabad High Court’s decision may cause “unnecessary tension amongst the various pillars of state and possibly destabilise the country.”

“We expect this unwarranted judicial activism, seemingly motivated by personal vendettas since his (Musharraf’s) return to Pakistan to participate in the upcoming elections, will cease and the Supreme Court, without prejudice, will immediately grant necessary relief following precedence and the Rule of Law; the absence of which will cause mockery of the nation,” said the statement also posted on his official Facebook page on Thursday.

The statement said Musharraf would file an appeal in the Supreme Court against, what he termed, the “ill-conceived decision of Islamabad High Court.”

Judges' detention case

The case is based on an FIR against the retired general registered in August 11, 2009 on the complaint of Chaudhry Mohammad Aslam Ghumman advocate.

He had asked the police to initiate legal proceedings against Musharraf for detaining over 60 judges, including Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, after proclamation of a state of emergency in the country on November 3, 2007.

The case is one of three against Musharraf in Pakistani courts. He is also accused of involvement in a conspiracy to murder Benazir Bhutto in 2007 and over the 2006 killing of Baloch nationalist leader Akbar Khan Bugti.

Musharraf returned to Pakistan last month after nearly four years of self-imposed exile to contest the May 11 general election.

Election officials had barred Musharraf from running for the National Assembly earlier this week, effectively derailing his attempts to regain a place in politics by standing at the polls.

Although Musharraf's legal battles have provided an electrifying sideshow in the election race, he commands scant popular support and the outcome of the drama is unlikely to have much impact on the final results.

HRW’s response on Musharraf’s escape

This act of the former military ruler “underscores his disregard for due legal process and indicates his assumption that as a former army chief and military dictator he can evade accountability for abuses”, Ali Dayan Hasan, Pakistan director at Human Rights Watch said in a statement.

“It is essential that Pakistan’s military authorities which are protecting the former dictator comply with the Islamabad High Court’s orders and ensure that he presents himself for arrest,” the statement added.

It further said that “continued military protection for General Musharraf will make a mockery of claims that Pakistan’s armed forces support the rule of law and bring the military further disrepute that it can ill afford.”

Human Rights Watch reiterated its call that Musharraf be held accountable for abuses and reaffirmed that a fair trial for the former military ruler is key to ending impunity for abuses by Pakistan’s security forces.


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Khan
Apr 18, 2013 06:18am
Zardari free and Nawaz free and rest of the thieves free. Arrest Musharraf No way Justice. Shame on Kayani and Pakistan Army!
Khan
Apr 18, 2013 06:23am
What a brave man!! :D
Hassan
Apr 18, 2013 06:24am
General (retd.) Musharaf the fugivitve. The title has a nice ring to it. He earned it!
Sharan
Apr 18, 2013 06:25am
Musharraf ran away? Bravest commando - difficult to believe.
Shamim
Apr 18, 2013 06:26am
ha ! :D
Truem@n
Apr 18, 2013 06:29am
Remeber: "Mein kisi se naheen darta"
Asif Kashmiri
Apr 18, 2013 06:29am
he is still far better than many of our politicians...
Indian
Apr 18, 2013 06:30am
:)....Pehle to boll raha tha ki Main pakistan ko bachane aya huin.....ab kya hua......Bhag raha hain inder udha.Hats off for the Judical system of pakistan.
Nazir K Ali
Apr 18, 2013 06:31am
If he came on the back of a deal and denied by him, then he must face the music. Nevertheless, the Pak Army protected three retired generals from civilian prosecution in the NLC case by re-employing / re-enlisting them. Nothing has been heard of them since the Army moved in to protect them. Salams
rabbani
Apr 18, 2013 06:31am
What a bias reporting!! I am surprised that Human Rights Watch was all set to issue the statement!! Hilarious!!
AWK
Apr 18, 2013 06:32am
Bhaaaaag Mushi Bhaaaaag
ahmed
Apr 18, 2013 06:32am
Mr. Musharraf is subject to all this humuliation beacuse he is not the son of this soil we say Pakistan. Others such as Yahya Khan committed far more serious crimes but were died on this soil with dignity.
Student
Apr 18, 2013 06:33am
Quiz: Who is the first PCO Judge ?
sfomann
Apr 18, 2013 06:37am
Although I supported him initially, as I was really sick of PMLN and PPP, he really messed things up for Pakistan. He is short sighted and does not have a vision. Yes Pakistan was doing better economy wise when he was in power but that is because of law and order was better at the time. I think he did a blunder when he gave american a free license to room around in the country and bomb who ever they want. and then he messed with judiciary! So his arrest warrant is well earned.
Proud Pakistani
Apr 18, 2013 06:38am
Trust the media to sensationalize! If he wanted to run away he would not go straight to his HOUSE. He is an SSG Commandor, i doubt these people scare him. Even if he is arrested, it will be on his terms! He is a fighter, if he was scared and wanted to 'run' away, he would have never returned to pakistan!!!
Ajay
Apr 18, 2013 06:38am
make him way pay for the problems he has gifted to Pakistan
Jay
Apr 18, 2013 06:45am
Pakistan's Got Talent
faaziz
Apr 18, 2013 06:46am
It breaks my heart to see him in this situation. I wished he had stayed back and not cared for this miserable nation.
Allam
Apr 18, 2013 06:46am
you got the point I concur
Muhammad Kamran Arain
Apr 18, 2013 06:47am
He is a commando not afraid of anything, hahahahahaha
Saeed
Apr 18, 2013 06:49am
Mai kisi say darta wartaa nahi hooo...... haa haa haa
Khurram
Apr 18, 2013 06:50am
Aji rooth kar ab kahan jayiga, jaha jayiga hume payiga.
Imran
Apr 18, 2013 06:52am
Now how will pak army react ?
Dod
Apr 18, 2013 06:54am
If the judiciary is being so biased and unfair, there is no point getting arrested! You don't expect a fair treatment from such judiciary.
qasim
Apr 18, 2013 06:57am
Or really naive, some people say, there is a fine line between the two.
shabbzz
Apr 18, 2013 06:57am
mai kisi say darta warta nahi hoon !!! What an Irony... Bravest Commando running like a fugitive !!!!
duke
Apr 18, 2013 06:57am
It's funny how our courts are ordering for his arrest under the new CJ. Can someone please remind me who took oath from this guy? Wasn't this CJ the one that justified Musharraf's coup? So he gets to escape everything because of what? A simple apology? Really? So how about I commit a crime, should I expect to avoid jail time by offering a simple apology? I think I should because hey, that's what our judges do!
Khalid
Apr 18, 2013 07:01am
Mein darta warta kisi se nhin hoon????????
Cynic
Apr 18, 2013 07:02am
Selective manipulative justice at best. What about all the politicians who are living under judicial protection after destroying this country. What about all those who are protected by the government despite the orders of the SC. As usual we make a mockery of everything. Wasn't it treason to allow your chief of army staff to potentially perish along with numerous innocents in a plane crash, thereby jeopardizing the country's security. Isn't it treason to loot national wealth thereby jeopardizing the future of its citizens. These are judges who are letting the same crooks off the hook to run for election and rule over us.
A loyal Paki
Apr 18, 2013 07:02am
Musharraf never deserve this treatment. We have a habit of disrespecting our sincere & honest leaders / legends and we did that to Quaid-Azam, while he was weak and helplessly dying in Quetta in Sept. 1948. We will definitely recall Musharraf's good deeds/actions anmd his bravery after his death. All the good work he did during his tenor, was never ever imagined by any corrupt and fraud politicians in the history of the country. Still these dishonest politicians are termed as law abiding citizens by the courts of law and they are good at politics but less beneficial to the nation as a whole. Musharraf brought in massive respect for the country from the international community and deployed the best ruling team of technocrats during his tenor. Every human makes mistakes and we should balance the good against bad actions which in case of Musharraf, his positives are much more than negatives. He is a brave man who returned to the beloved country to face these legal trials and courts for his actions - that were actually taken under the doctrine of necessity - surely with good intentions in the benefit of the masses, nation and for betterment of the country, be it the Pak Steel Mills case, etc. If he is singled out, convicted or punished by the courts - that will surely create a disastrous precedent for all as no leader will take onus for doing something for the benefit of the masses. May God give sanity to the courts and blind justice will never benefit the nation /country with the long term repercussions. We saw this in case of Pak Steel, when although justice was done and privatization was overruled however now it is evident that if it was sold at that - no matter what the insitution would have surely been in a better position than it is right now. May God bless the country.
ali456@yahoo.com
Apr 18, 2013 07:03am
Musharraf is a true leader and he should be respected in all ways.........these cunning politicians who failed the economy of this country and did maximum corruption are moving safe and sound on this soil....this is extremely not justified at all. Either law should do justice with all and should not be personal to Mr Musharraf only
Uzair
Apr 18, 2013 07:05am
Excellent Punch Showed to Musharraf by Judges I hope This is The Last Punch Of this Game
Yoo
Apr 18, 2013 07:07am
Now the show starts....
Hanif Qureshi
Apr 18, 2013 07:10am
Moral of the story: The life can do the same thing to you what you did to others. If he is wise, he should surrender and face the trial.
Rashid Sultan
Apr 18, 2013 07:10am
Give the man, sorry ex general & president sahib, some breathing space. Let him participate in the elections and let the electorate decide whether they want him or not. And then issue a warrant for his arrest and trial.
Amarnath
Apr 18, 2013 07:12am
There is no doubt that this rogue general needs to be brought to justice. But with due legal process. A trial like the one held for Zulfikar Bhutto will again be a blot on the judiciary.... the one institution that holds much respect in Pak.
Tamza
Apr 18, 2013 07:13am
Hands off
Khan
Apr 18, 2013 07:13am
Zardari free, Nawaz free, Mengals free, Arsalan Iftikhar free, lets arrest Musharaf! Its so funny, another proof of Kangaroo courts of Pakistan this is the beginning of the break up of Pakistan
BLA Bandit
Apr 18, 2013 07:14am
it seems like the judge has personal vendetta against him. It is the same judge who let go the murderers of Red Mosque despite all the proof against them. it is funny how court in Pakistan pick and choose the justice. I will be surprised if court do anything against MQM, Nawazs brothers.
Shahid
Apr 18, 2013 07:15am
Why should Pak Army react to this court order, let the law take its course. The problem is that every one talks about law but when it comes to taking resp, people like others to take lead.
Pakistan
Apr 18, 2013 07:15am
Cheif Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudary was the First PCO Judge who take Oath by the General Musharraf in 1999
M J Syed
Apr 18, 2013 07:15am
Please please please General Kiyani do not give undue protection to Musharaf. Let the law take its course. Every Pakistani wants this unfortunate country to become normal. You are in pivotal position. Play your part judiciously. The annals of history will remember you for it.
Tamza
Apr 18, 2013 07:15am
The freedom of press and freedom of judiciary are his 'gift'; we MUST get over the idea of each successive government-heat of state avenging treatment at the hands of the previous. Lets be civilized; George W Bush should be tried for 'war crimes' but wont be, current presidents in the US do not criticize previous presidents. It is not 'cool'.
atif.sidd@live.com
Apr 18, 2013 07:18am
It's Time for further particion, We have to decide weather to leave with educated Leaders like Musharaf or Corrupt politions like Zardari and Nawaz
akhter husain
Apr 18, 2013 07:21am
No one is free from vengeance,not even the protectors and up-holders of law.The judiciary must strike down the emergency clauses from constitution inserting a clause that give all powers to judiciary to run the government and state affairs. Nothing less will be acceptable to legal fraternity.The NRO was the major crime that Mr Musharraf committed.Undoubtedly "No Revenue Order" was the greatest sin.for it meant to deprive all concerned from their earnings to live upon.Just imagine the billions was to be contested.in the courts of law.
Hussain
Apr 18, 2013 07:23am
The judiciary is an unchained beast these days; one must either chain it or flee from it.
M J Syed
Apr 18, 2013 07:24am
My friend these generals have not allowed the political process to start in the country. You, therefore, do not have real groomed with time leaders in Pakistani politics. Imagine if the recruitment of lieutenants was banned for thirty years. Will you have good generals? We have to go through a painful process in politics to produce good politicians. There is no shortcut. The sooner we start the better.
Raheem
Apr 18, 2013 07:25am
musharraf should be hanged for treason ! no ifs, and buts - scared commando ... !! yeah right !!
ranganath
Apr 18, 2013 07:26am
If he believes in democracy, he should not run. Is Army coming to picture now?
dollar
Apr 18, 2013 07:26am
no good movie these days... thankfully this show is on.
Capt C M Khan
Apr 18, 2013 07:28am
At the starts of elections I had commented the CIRCUS is going to start and Musharraf wants to be part of it. That is what we witness today. Rule of Jungle is prevailing. TT is blowing up in election rallies of ANP, PP and MQM freely, ONLY selective candidates are contesting. the ones who support TT, the secular parties are under threat, now an ex President is made an absconder on Political court case and we call this DEMOCRACY!
ChristinaLaik
Apr 18, 2013 07:28am
The Pakistan Court has taken the right decision. Probably this man was all responsible for the Kargil War.
ahad
Apr 18, 2013 07:29am
but tell you what, whatever we say comment, musharraf will definitely have the last laugh! of course with the help of dubaiz, saudiz, pak militariez.. and if some use to obama then usaz..
Asif
Apr 18, 2013 07:30am
Musharaf......Don't be coward......:P
Rahid
Apr 18, 2013 07:33am
Zardari free....but it was Mush who withdrew cases via NRO...so judiciary can not be blamed for it.
Areebah Shahid
Apr 18, 2013 07:34am
Why is the judiciary not in a haste to address the cases against Mulana Abdul Aziz or hang Mumtaz Qadri, why such excitement to arrest Musharraf?!!
atif.sidd@live.com
Apr 18, 2013 07:34am
No more democracy, We want army We want army
Mohammed Hussain
Apr 18, 2013 07:34am
He may have done some wrong. But what he has done during his tenure of eight years is far far better than our elected leaders. He can not be arrested on unproven cases. I hope he is given a fair trial.
Hasan
Apr 18, 2013 07:43am
A famous and oft-repeated quote of the "Commando": "Mein kisi sey darta varta nai hoon" ... LOL
Khanum
Apr 18, 2013 07:44am
Khan sb all these people you named have faced trials and were convicted! None of them fled the scene!
fiyaz
Apr 18, 2013 07:50am
"Sab say pehlay Pakistan" who understand the weight of this sologan ???????????????
Varanasi
Apr 18, 2013 07:52am
Undoubtely Musharf was free from corruption and always done good things for Pakistan but never forget that he ruled pakistan without mandate . The bigest mistake was from the people of India and Pakistan that they came under influence of British (which was not a popular) by few people and India was divided. The present rulers of India and Pakistan need rivalary to protect their selfish goals and chair. Now people of both the countries are getting educated and time will come they will over through corruptin and they will get united for world peace and for the prosperity of both the country.
Zafar Iqbal
Apr 18, 2013 07:53am
Pervez Musharraf has not run away ,but his personal security guards have picked up from the court. we must understand .
Pakistan1
Apr 18, 2013 07:54am
What a sad event. This is how we treat a man who fought two battles for us, led our troops and saved our country from economic doom. No wonder Zardari is such a rich man.
Zafar Iqbal
Apr 18, 2013 07:55am
Agree with you
Khalid
Apr 18, 2013 07:56am
Completely unfair, He empowered the people of Pakistan through Local government system, Under his leadership Pakistan's grownup, Is there any comparison between last democratic government and Musharaf's so called unlawful government? I condemn this action, it will justify when i will see the same action against those who looted our money,
Pakistan1
Apr 18, 2013 07:56am
WOW! This is how we treat the man who fought two battles for us, led our troops and saved our country from economic doom. No wonder Zardari is such a rich man.
FS
Apr 18, 2013 07:57am
Check the lines how media loves to temper the reality.. Escaped ... Shame on u Dawn.. State provided securities to the Ex president and he escaped with the help of the state..
Faisal
Apr 18, 2013 07:59am
Dear Mushi, If only you had a Chief Justice father. Yours truly, Arsalan Iftikhar
Joe
Apr 18, 2013 08:02am
The crowd can be heard shouting "Parvez Musharaff Zinda Bhaag !"
Clement Fernandez
Apr 18, 2013 08:02am
Who says that there is no justice in Pakistan ?
Mushtaq Ahmad
Apr 18, 2013 08:04am
You can run but cant hide----Musharafs friend Bush
Muhammad
Apr 18, 2013 08:05am
lol,,,,,Hahhaha.....!good one ;)
Irrfaan Akhtaar
Apr 18, 2013 08:05am
why you want him in india
Dod
Apr 18, 2013 08:06am
In a country like Pakistan, Zardari is ruling, Nawaz is the next prime candidate, Lawyers are throwing chairs, and Musharraf is running. Kudos to Pakistan and all Pakistanis.
Aziz
Apr 18, 2013 08:08am
And it's not escaping the court.. the security escorting him had the responsibility to safely take him from points A-B-A ... that's what they done a per their code of discipline..
ZAK
Apr 18, 2013 08:09am
Is the judiciary of this country qualified to be called 'neutral' ? I doubt it !!
Abid
Apr 18, 2013 08:09am
What happened to free and fair elections? The looters and defaulters people with fake degrees are allowed to run for election, but the honest man who gave Pakistani people second life to be prospered and in return that what he gets? SHAME on Election commission and SHAME on JUDICIARY. These bias and inapt judges should be put in jail.
Dur-e-Abbas Malik
Apr 18, 2013 08:10am
Why did he return to Pakistan?????
Khan
Apr 18, 2013 08:12am
Thank you!
General
Apr 18, 2013 08:14am
then fight one more.
Abdul (Finland)
Apr 18, 2013 08:16am
Oh Lord Musharraf is so innocent compared to the Zardari and Nawaz why are they free? Kangroo Justice led by chief justice, it is time to open the truth about judges who played a rule during Musharraf coup! Allah protect him and protect the dignity of the Ex chief of our Great Army! And the best president of Pakistan! Protect the respect of Pakistan Army
MGA
Apr 18, 2013 08:18am
Now the best soloution will be let us remove all protections/guards from the judges/politicians and let them face the death like common people of Pakistan faced every day. If they dont have a respect for President. Now what happen to case of Chief Justice Son? Why Chief Justice save his son,so the action taken against Chief Justice by Govt of Musharraf was CORRECT.
Rabbani
Apr 18, 2013 08:21am
Who is that person whose complaint is being treated so nicely by the court? Is he a direct effected person? Anyone can smell the vendetta form this bail cancellation. When Musharraf has presented himself in the court, what point is there to arrest? He should only be asked to cooperate with the investigation. Shame on Judiciary.
Khalid
Apr 18, 2013 08:24am
Personal liking and sympathies for someone is one thing, but the unlawful actions he committed during his rule another. Everyone has to pay for the sins he/she commits, so being a commando he should surrender and bow to the decision of the court. His behaviour to the honourable judges was a shameful act and cannot be pardoned.
Mudassir Hussain
Apr 18, 2013 08:30am
Sad but it was bound to happen.
Haroon
Apr 18, 2013 08:33am
I rate musharaf much higher than the present superior judiciary, say on the scale of 1-10 musharaf gets 10 as against 1 for two faced judiciary.
Jahanzaib
Apr 18, 2013 08:35am
What about Bhutto? What was he hanged for? Im not a Jiyala but i must say that was injustice. Musharraf's finiancial can be noticed but what about Drones, Suicide attacks, NRO, Zardari? All these things were brought by him
Bangash
Apr 18, 2013 08:36am
Pakistani nation is getting old which is mandatory but will never grow up and unfortunately that is optional.
Khalid Imtiaz
Apr 18, 2013 08:38am
Makafat e amal shru hou gaye. Allah ki laathi be awaz hai. now he has to face the music.
wachucha
Apr 18, 2013 08:39am
Pakistan is ruled by mafia. Musharraf for once a non mafia person governed Pakistan successfully and now all mafia gangs are after his head. This is laying the foundation for a bloody revolution in this country.
wachucha
Apr 18, 2013 08:44am
I hope those short sighted journalist ( story writers ) understand this aspect instead of misleading the readers with their sensational headings.
wachucha
Apr 18, 2013 08:48am
This is how the credibility of an international organization is compromised in Pakistan leave aside the national institutes. A typical setup of a Banana republic.
critic
Apr 18, 2013 08:52am
We thrill in sensationalism. From one breaking news to the other.Our failure lies here that we do not work for development of the country and live in sensationalising our past from one story to the other. There is no dearth of such stories and we will keep on thriving with such stories. Allah SWT will give saza and jaza both on earth and after death to all human beings. So I would appeal that we work on how to bring improvement in our systems and concentrate on electing honest and God fearing people who can work for their country.
Hanif
Apr 18, 2013 08:53am
The nation wants to see the result of the most important case i.e. the treason case against him. Justice should take its course. The army should keep a distance from this case or it might malign itself more.
Sam
Apr 18, 2013 08:53am
I don't think it is a good idea, how many millitary dictators of Pakistan served their retirement age peacefully and had their natural death. Who doesn't fears death?
Aamir Tauqeer
Apr 18, 2013 08:53am
So, this is same scenario now. He is not accepting what Government of Pakistan says. This is what Lal Masjid guys were doing and they were killed. He should be treated the same way ..
Aamir Tauqeer
Apr 18, 2013 08:55am
:) good way to change the reality. Like he was not alone in Decision Making, others were also pushing him to kill innocents in Lal Masjid.
saleem Baig
Apr 18, 2013 09:02am
Only Army can rule Pakistan. There is no other way. Musharraf is a Hero .
sameer
Apr 18, 2013 09:03am
Ha Ha Ha Ha, Musharraf showed his so called bravery.
Shiza
Apr 18, 2013 09:05am
Lets see either its gud for Pakistan or not.. Wel Everyone just Pray for Pakistan..
shafqat
Apr 18, 2013 09:06am
Hota hai shab-o-roz tamasha meray aagay
Ashok
Apr 18, 2013 09:07am
Pakistan is an intolerant society
Abdulah
Apr 18, 2013 09:07am
likes and dislikes of above comment show state of mind of our people. he wont be treated in such manner was he a thief likes of Sharifs/zardaris and many others. very sad situation.
Ashok
Apr 18, 2013 09:08am
Pakistan is a failed state
Zahid Hussain
Apr 18, 2013 09:08am
Today his bluntness is all manifest which he has been claiming during his rule and after to all Pakistan and what about his lawyers who have been supporting him on different TV channels.
Haider
Apr 18, 2013 09:15am
Subverted the Constitution twice, rigged the elections thrice (one local and two national), destroyed the judicial system of the country, executed the Kargil misadventure which resulted in humiliating defeat for Pakistan and futile loss of lives of hundreds of our brave soldiers, launched military operation against the Baloch. Do not ignore the complete picture.
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 09:17am
After this judgement people who want to be true Pakistani will think twice. How can you arrest or think of arresting a person who dedicated his life to the cause of Pakistan first as a military officer and then as a leader of Pakistan... I am not APML worker, I am only a Pakistani. And millions of Pakistani think the same way i do.
Sajjad Ur Rehman
Apr 18, 2013 09:18am
He[MUSH] must be held at any cost. This dictator is responsible for destruction of Pakistan and militancy in this country. Now it is largely on Army Officials how much respect they have for the courts, constitution and ultimately for the people of Pakistan. We can hope that General Kayani will respect and WILL stand with the decision of Courts as he has done in last five years.
Haider
Apr 18, 2013 09:18am
he is being provided personal security by army soldiers in plain clothes. the army does not want him to be arrested. on his own he can't run away anywhere.
bkt
Apr 18, 2013 09:26am
Nawaz Sharif had the Supreme Court stormed but he has not only not been arrested but he has been allowed to stand for election. The Supreme Court should level the playing field so that all parties get justice and all parties are punished if they are guilty, not just a selected few who are not sons of the soil
Jawwad
Apr 18, 2013 09:27am
What a sad day to read such a comment
ali raza
Apr 18, 2013 09:29am
General you are trying to save a nation who has been left alone by nature. Leave them to get destructed by these politicians. They can not distinguish between the right and the wrong.
Zaki
Apr 18, 2013 09:30am
Musharraf is hero, he stopped Talibani Nazis from destroying all the educational schools, colleges, industries.
RIAZ
Apr 18, 2013 09:33am
When Order issued form court to Arrest Raja Rental Ex.PM but police did not arrest him why.till now Mr. Mushraf in Better from all politician ....!
iqbal Hadi Zaidi
Apr 18, 2013 09:36am
What a country and what type of people are we? There is a long list of those who looted our money and deposited in Swiss bank + those mentioned in Asghar Khan case + Rental power + Haj scandal + Epherdine case + Punjab Bank to mention just a few are enjoying the loot and none dares to lay hands on them but my Bhaijan former President Gen (R) Musharraf who came back at his own sweet will is being nailed down. Be honest and fair to all rather than picking just one and ignore the whole lot. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / zaidiformerdiplomat@hotmail.com
Irfan Baloch
Apr 18, 2013 09:45am
good going Judiciary your time of revenge is at hand since democracy is the best revenge you have the chance to establish your mark as well you have already purified all the politicians from any wrong doings lets go one step further & arrest Musharraf , its nothing personal is it all pure business as usual today the judiciary has done TTP & BLA proud
asghar
Apr 18, 2013 09:46am
he must be given a chance, after all he served the whole nation and got a good name amongst the nations!
Omer
Apr 18, 2013 09:49am
How is it sad?
Mohammad
Apr 18, 2013 09:53am
No body is above Law and constitution,he must be arrested to set an example for others to come
tanveer
Apr 18, 2013 09:55am
police tried to arrest .. but his security was more efficient !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!....... kinda joke.
Abdullah
Apr 18, 2013 09:56am
May Allah send his Azaab on this nation for watching the greatest leader in Pakistan's history being humilated in this way... Sir we never deserved a great leader like you...because as said in Quran...jesi quam wese hukmaraan...Zardari and Nawaz are perfect for this quam... I hope you get out of this hell country and live your life peacefully where you are respected...and forget being a Pakistani. And my dear countrymen and women get ready for a much worst Pakistan....Ameen
mumtaz
Apr 18, 2013 10:00am
Mushraf is not among those who on the run, I am not from Mushraf party but he is our here and will remain
SPar
Apr 18, 2013 10:05am
He "served" the whole nation illegally and forcefully.
SA
Apr 18, 2013 10:08am
Right arrest nobody since Zardari and Nawas are free. I am glad this is happening. This is the much needed start Pakistan needs - holding the high profile accountable for the first time.
vijayIndia
Apr 18, 2013 10:09am
What ever may be Musharaf's deeds, let pakistanis not forget that he was the one who freed the media
Ahsan
Apr 18, 2013 10:10am
How is this video an escape?? If he was actually escaping, why wasnt he stopped by the dozens of law enforcers standing near by?
xiFf
Apr 18, 2013 10:12am
Musharaf
Ahmed
Apr 18, 2013 10:12am
He is facing treason charges and enoying govt-provided security, what a joke ! Reap what you saw, I still remember the picture in which policemen pulling CJ Inftikhar Chaudhery by hair to put him inside the car. He should also be given the same treatment.
S.S.Vinekar
Apr 18, 2013 10:12am
Escaping from the court of law is an offence.Pakistani Army leaders should hand him over to the authorities and further legal proceedings should be initiated. Although he is disqualified for contesting for elections in Pakistan, his abuse of authority while in power cannot go unanswered to the people of Pakistan.Every citizen of Pakistan has a right to question his past deeds which went against the country's interest.I salute the judge of Pakistani court to upheld the conviction as per the law and who did not buckle under any pressure.I also appreciate the people of Pakistan for their faith in democracy.
Mir Dost Brohi
Apr 18, 2013 10:13am
I am not a big fan of Generals but in case of Musharaf, Who convinced him to return back to Pakistan where Courts are against him along with Judges who are ill interpreters of law and major parties can do anything for getting peoples sympathy.
Adeel
Apr 18, 2013 10:16am
Come On Mr. Musharaf ! surrender to the courts and pay against your sins!
Aijaz
Apr 18, 2013 10:21am
We should appreciate the high courts in Pakistan for bringing a real and positive change in the country. Misusing the authority and powers should never be encourage and the person or party responsible should immediately be stopped. Justice should always prevail...
Ahmar Mustikhan
Apr 18, 2013 10:21am
It is sad a coup leader, even when he is out of power, shows scant regard for the rule of law. Musharraf must be brought to justice.
MMS (USA)
Apr 18, 2013 10:26am
Regardless of what people say, he never looted the country like the PPP and the PML-N. Arrest them and clean the country of criminals. The best of Pakistan was when Musharraf ruled and what ever he did is because the criminal polititians forced his hand, even the judiciary.
MAC1960
Apr 18, 2013 10:41am
Ask the Chief Justice to ensure legal action against his son, this way he can surely show that no body is above law. What is happening with Musharaf and not just with him, is nothing more than a joke of law and shows how biased our judiciary is. It is a pity for our country.
SanCha
Apr 18, 2013 10:50am
Why Army is protecting Mush. when police wants to arrest him ?. Is this a divide between civilian rule and military ?.
fazalpai
Apr 18, 2013 10:52am
pakistan first( just a dialogue). and now self safety first. ( GROUND REALITY) of almost every sooooooooooooo called leaders in pakistan.
bilal khan
Apr 18, 2013 10:52am
Am Not Afraid Am not Afraid! ;) Musharraf was SSG commondo he knows how to handle the situation.
Ijaz
Apr 18, 2013 10:58am
"honourable judges" Bravo..... May Allah save Pakistan from this "Honor" ;)
fazalpai
Apr 18, 2013 11:00am
TRUE, but an impartial and a brave personality with high moral and will not changed by money and power.
Mushtaq Ahmad
Apr 18, 2013 11:03am
I am commondo -catch me if you can
Reality Check
Apr 18, 2013 11:03am
LOL. Seriously I can't get enough of this guy's misery!
AR
Apr 18, 2013 11:06am
Although i do not like Musharraf but he we earn my respect by surrendering to the law of land.
zia khan
Apr 18, 2013 11:10am
He might have freed the media but took away the freedom of 60 judges and their families. He crippled the judicial system and enjoyed like a viceroy for 9 years and you want us to be thankful to him for freedom of media.
Rafique
Apr 18, 2013 11:10am
The country is a sham, it is not running down, but totally breaking down. The conflict is mostly articulated via bombs and bullets. If Nadeem Paracha would get of his singular track and start addressing the current issues of a nuclear armed nation, he might succeed by following the disciplined steps of Cowasjee.
Zahid
Apr 18, 2013 11:12am
If Allah was to send a good person to educate the people of Pakistan, and he came and spoke nothing but good, he invited people to do the right thing, he would tell people to stop taking brides. We, the Pakistani people will kill him within a month.
Umar
Apr 18, 2013 11:13am
A politically charged and cheap decision by the judge. Courts have big responsibility to put its own lower courts in order (which is in shambles) and implement/finalize other corruption cases. But they have forgotten that....
bauke
Apr 18, 2013 11:14am
who dares arrest an army general in a country that is ruled by the army? In Pakstan no one.
HK
Apr 18, 2013 11:17am
The news heading is biased. He is obviously not on the run. He left openly. None of the other newspapers is reporting this news in the manner Dawn has chosen to portray it. This style suits a tabloid better.
U.S. Khan
Apr 18, 2013 11:19am
the police personnel even saluted him when he began to run... :p
Haroon
Apr 18, 2013 11:19am
Now for Pakistan to decide-- do we live in a jungle -- just because he is a General he could breach laws, his oath, detains judges (including innocent children) & gets away with it.
Kamal
Apr 18, 2013 11:19am
We gave him so many chances for 9 years or so. He messed i tup so badly.
imtiaz
Apr 18, 2013 11:22am
Musharraf's little home, which has a swimming pool and jogging track, could be reclassified as a jail for poor commando.
Musharraf Supporter
Apr 18, 2013 11:25am
DAWN is a newspaper that I always considered fair and balanced. It is highly disappointing to see how it is presenting news related to President Musharraf. This just shows that even the good things in Pakistani society are going downhill. A country where Nawaz is free after looting and plundering and attacking the supreme court, a country where Zardari is president, a country where 20,000 politicians are saadiq and ameen and a country where PCO CJ's son is roaming free what is to be expected, This is a delinquent society which is making a joke of itself. It is on path towards self-destruction. We accuse others of idol worshiping when we ourselves are people worshipers. Fine Musharraf broke the law. The judges did a bigger crime by endorsing that and it was not until he moved against them that this movement for justice started. once a thief always a thief.
Saeed
Apr 18, 2013 11:27am
Today's episode is witness to the fact that judiciary is settling their personnel scores against the once strong man.
Rao
Apr 18, 2013 11:28am
Desh ko bachane aaya...aur khud bagh rahe hey...LOL
saad ahmad
Apr 18, 2013 11:41am
how can a person be arrested unless he is proven guilty or till the time he is co operating with the judiciary and the law enforcement agencies??? Shame on the biased, politicised and incompetent judiciary on giving a ridiculous order...
Ibrahim
Apr 18, 2013 11:44am
This is a very good point. Double standards are the order of the day.
really upset
Apr 18, 2013 11:50am
Judges in Pakistan are showing their pettiness, by stopping Musharraf to run for elections trying to humiliate him in public.... while in the same breadth allowing loan defaulters, tax evaders, crooks of their favorite patties go scott free in the accountability process of of papers... I am no fan of Musharraf because of drones and NRO; but treating him like this is wrong and shows the pettiness of Judges of all courts and selective dispensation of Justice... The judges should remember they are employees of the public and should do across the board even handed accountability to continue to enjoy the trust the position demands. Lets declare all former dictators who amended constitution and are within the reach of article 6, (Zia, Ayub, Yahya, Bhutto) and lets also prosecute all politicians now with other parties who provided stamp of approval for Musharraff while he was in Power through National assembly and then supreme court. And lets not forget that if Mr. Zardari has a fake degree from England, is not of sound mind according to his doctors petition in England to delay Swiss case & Surrey case, and was convicted and sentenced in 1993 in Swiss court, he is therefore ineligible to be President, and Mr. Nawaz who looted so much money, paid little or no taxes and cases are delayed year after year and Mr. Fazl who speaks where the money is flowing from... Who are we fooling....by this mockery of Justice!
Michael Malcolm
Apr 18, 2013 11:58am
One forgets that these are the Generals who protects your country and come in need of natural Disasters, one of them being failure of civil government bringing the country to brink of collapse. NO military personal would like to be a prisoner of war that happened to 90 thousands in former East Pakistan only and only because the own citizens allowed the enemy to enter.
Parvez
Apr 18, 2013 11:58am
Whatever is done must be done according to the law and the constitution and MUST be done with grace.................but it must be done and not brushed under the carpet.
ayub
Apr 18, 2013 12:00pm
the judiciary may be ''free'' but it is certainly not fair. the biased and vindictive nature of the judges is obvious to all. the lawyers are acting as hooligans for the last 5 years ,beating up their opponents and even the media and the police. like wise the reporting of the media is shame full. the ''democratics politicians'' kept the media on a leash, it was musharraf who allowed freedom to the press . and for the record musharraf did not ''break '' the constitution. the constitution was never ABROGATED . it was SUSPENDED. so stop saying '' aeen TOORA ''.
Michael Malcolm
Apr 18, 2013 12:00pm
Dawn in my opinion is totally biased and if you read between the lines they are not in favor of either Imran Khan or Mushrraf or anyone but only those who feed their interest.
Sami Ullah Swati
Apr 18, 2013 12:05pm
Being from Swat valley, when I look back at how the unrest unfolded and fabricated there to make a case for imposing emergency in the country, I think this general should be queried for his potential nefarious role there too. To do so, he should straight to jail rather than Chak Shahzad: How on earth a military general can have a house of billions if the sole source of income was government salary. As for our populace is concerned, cool down guys and don't be sentimental about this guy. Let him be tried under the law of the country. ...
ayub
Apr 18, 2013 12:06pm
an excellent observation .. very right!!
Abbas
Apr 18, 2013 12:07pm
All good things and bad things plus people must come to an end ....this is the begining of an end of a general who killed his own people in order to show the Americans he is faith full to them plus made lots and lots of dollars .... I call them the blood dollars of Pakistan.
Sharan
Apr 18, 2013 12:09pm
Better if all come under purview of law. That would save Pakistan. Coming to power through a coup is the greatest offence. To stay in power by breaking other laws, "creating" new regulations to stay on in power abuses Pakistan's legal system, don't you think? 9 years in power because he held a gun against civilians, yet you see him as a saviour. Difficult to say who is at fault, Musharraf or the public.
The Doctor
Apr 18, 2013 12:13pm
If a person is suspected of committing a crime, he or she can be arrested as a suspect. Nothing to do with biased courts. It is part of the judicial process.
shahid
Apr 18, 2013 12:14pm
In last five years of PPP government, except Yousuf Raza Gilani no criminals received punishment. If you are talking about justice, it has not been served. Case against Musharaf is personal revenge. No one is pure. There must be wrong from both sides whether it is Musharaf vs. Lal Masjid or Musharaf vs. Supreme court. or Musharaf vs. Bugti case. We are just blaming Musharaf. Find the truth.
Hanif
Apr 18, 2013 12:17pm
Dear Please dont take offence but the fact is that Musharaf was the the servant of the nation who usurped power to become master of the nation.
Kashif Khan
Apr 18, 2013 12:21pm
So the person who is probably the least corrupt, fought for the country, improved its economy, is the one that should be used to set an example?? While Zardari, Nawaz, Mengals, go scott free? No logic at all.
Kashif Khan
Apr 18, 2013 12:22pm
You gave him chances? What world do you live in?
Khan
Apr 18, 2013 12:22pm
Does the court ever arrested a lawyer who are beating and disregarding the law since lawyer movement or corrupt judges, or CJ son arsalan iftikhar for corruption or sentence Lal masjid terrorists which they freed although ample charges are present or other corrupt generals from Punjab once they do that arrest Musharraf also till then do try to show that there is a rule of law in Pakistan
Rahat Aziz
Apr 18, 2013 12:23pm
last 5 years Pakistani courts could not arrest those known corrupt people who were sitting in parliament even with fake degrees. Now judiciary want to take revenge from General. There is no corruption case against him, what he did was right for the country.
Sub say pehley pakistan
Apr 18, 2013 12:27pm
I know one thing about Musharraf that he is. Loyal to his country And Nawaz zardari company can sell any thing for their wealth So People of pakistan please chose Also Imran is loyal to his country
Kashif Khan
Apr 18, 2013 12:33pm
Extremely poor journalism from Dawn. The police didn't even try to arrest him. The courts have gone mad. Why not try the Cheif Justice for justifying the 1999 coup? Pakistanis dont deserve high calibre leaders like Musharraf only thieves like the Sharifs and Zardari.
Arshad
Apr 18, 2013 12:33pm
Well said Rao
Arshad
Apr 18, 2013 12:34pm
He is coward
Arshad
Apr 18, 2013 12:35pm
So how is he living abroad. Can you live abroad for a week time in your salary ?
Arshad
Apr 18, 2013 12:37pm
He is not in run :). I love seeing him Run. Run Musharaf Run.Court made my Day. He should be kept in Kasoor Ki Chaki :)
Kamal
Apr 18, 2013 12:40pm
A person can always be arrested before proven guilty. Does not it happen all over the world? You are introducing a brand new practice ...good luck with that.
really upset
Apr 18, 2013 12:40pm
Zahid... less than a month
Kamal
Apr 18, 2013 12:42pm
Absolutely wrong. He is on the run for last five years.These cases were pending in court for a long long time. Pakistan is not his battalion..every one told him to not do the kind of things he did. But did he or his supporters listen to any one? No. Glad he is facing the courts.
Kamal
Apr 18, 2013 12:44pm
This cheap comment should not have been published. The courts are being too soft on commando. They are not so soft on common Citizens
Kamal
Apr 18, 2013 12:46pm
What relevance your comment has with MUSH's case?
Kamal
Apr 18, 2013 12:47pm
He has NOT surrendered yet. He ran away from the court after cancellation of his bail. He should have stood there so he could be escorted to the Jail. Hold on to your love for him
ahad
Apr 18, 2013 12:47pm
fact of the matter.
Tojo
Apr 18, 2013 12:48pm
Laugh not at the person but at whole of Pakistan.
Tojo
Apr 18, 2013 12:49pm
Absolutely. And this is a very sad reflection of Pakistan's legal system which is steeped in personal vengance.
Rauf
Apr 18, 2013 12:54pm
its really shame for Pakistani judiciary
Shahpur
Apr 18, 2013 12:56pm
What a drama.
yusuf khan
Apr 18, 2013 12:57pm
At least he had the courage to return to such a hostile environment for him. He is certainly not a coward but a brave fauji.
irfan
Apr 18, 2013 12:58pm
I think it is very clear who is behind this all. A politicized judgement for sure. They are settling their scores and are definitely playing with their repute as a free and fair judiciary. That is some thing which PPP had been crying for since 2009. If it was not enough honorable Judge made the comments to remind an advocate that we were there when the barriers were placed beside Judges colony. I am sure this judge will very soon be elevated as CJ IHC or moved to SC. This had happened all along.
Rizwan
Apr 18, 2013 12:59pm
ab aya oont pahaarr k neechy............hahahaha
Hamza Tauqir (@Hamzatauqir)
Apr 18, 2013 01:01pm
What a bias decision by this Judicary. Arrest PPP & PMLN who looted this country. And how can they prove him guilty without a full court trail............Fake Judges.
Rizwan
Apr 18, 2013 01:06pm
ab aaya oont pahaarrr k neechy......hahaha......abhi tou laal masjid wala case rehta hy bchy.....
ahmed
Apr 18, 2013 01:08pm
Yeh there are thousand names who the son of soil destroying this country, looting the wealth of this land and still are honourable in this banana republic typical set up.
Syed Ahmed
Apr 18, 2013 01:15pm
Judiciary is settling their personnel scores against the strong man how voluntarily returned to Pakistan and ready to face all proceedings.
G.A.
Apr 18, 2013 01:16pm
If he did not believe in the validity of the courts why did he return to fight charges against him in the first place?
Khawar Khyam
Apr 18, 2013 01:16pm
Run Musharraf Run.
Syed Ahmed
Apr 18, 2013 01:23pm
He has to save himself from unscrupulous people than only he can save Pakistan from the wolfs.
Khawar Khyam
Apr 18, 2013 01:27pm
Law is only for the poor in Pakistan. No respect for judiciary. Every one know which one is the strongest pillar of the country which you cannot touch. If Musharraf feel he is not guilty he should have faced the law and follow the order of court. Be a man MR Musharraf and face the truth. But alas you are a coward. You are running away from the law. How you were going to fight for the country whose law you did not follow.
Khawar Khyam
Apr 18, 2013 01:32pm
Pakistan Army will protect him like they did in Asghar Khan case.
M A Mujeeb
Apr 18, 2013 01:34pm
Eminently sensible observation. Some of the legal experts have commented that it was not necessary or binding on the law forcing agencies to arrest Musharraf from the court room.
Pizza wala
Apr 18, 2013 01:41pm
Bhag Mushi bhag .....
Pizza wala
Apr 18, 2013 01:42pm
Rambo mushi
Beg
Apr 18, 2013 01:46pm
This is personal vendetta by judiciary and politicians. Zardari was never arrested despite all. It was due processes then but no due process for musharraf.
Akram
Apr 18, 2013 01:46pm
a person can be arrested when they have been charged with a crime. they don't get arrested on conviction only. Its a bit rich for musharraf to claim respite from the same law that he had total disregard for. There is not a separate law for army men, All Pakistanis are bound by the same laws.
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 01:48pm
Do you any thing about the law? Do you know what bail means? Do you know what bail cancellation means?
Farida Rahman
Apr 18, 2013 01:49pm
Sad,really sad but as you sow,so shall you reap. We feel sad for him as for Macbeth.
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 01:50pm
What makes you say that they are settling the scores? Courts are executing according to the law. As a Pakistani I am happy to see that courts have power to cancel bail of an Ex-President. The courts are making a good precedent which will help establish law and order in the country.
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 01:52pm
Arrest always happens when a person is accused. Cooperation what cooperation, did he follow the court orders. He only follows when it is going his way. Every one must be charged involved helping him. This is the worse sign of Pakistan split and supremacy of the armed forces. Can you help the poor out of detention as well? One eye person is king among the blind. Wake up nation
Akram
Apr 18, 2013 01:52pm
if he was not considered son of the soil, how did he become army chief?
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 01:56pm
no they are starting with Musharaf first. Where ever they begin, your statement could be made and there will be no start. We need to start some place and they started with Musharaf. I have no problems with wherever it begins so lets support them so they can continue
UK Criss
Apr 18, 2013 01:58pm
Democracy is costly system but works well in long term. Pak did not get a chance to have stable elected system sustained for even one full term (4 yrs only recently) since Army had upper hand. Army with its might has ensured democratic systems do not settle down and have control over it. You need to look for long term solutions , Democracy will work well. Army is short term solution for corrupt politicians BUT can you assure me one thing is Army honest . It looks so because no one dares to report corruption in army .
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 01:58pm
Surrendering??? what surrender? wake up my friend wake up.
Shasan
Apr 18, 2013 02:01pm
By the way, who is paying for his security?
Sam
Apr 18, 2013 02:05pm
It never ceases to amaze me how the people of Pakistan suffer from short term memory loss. They forget how this general played with the whole country and the constitution like this is a game going on in his personal backyard. Army generals during his time have been involved in the biggest land grabbing case in the history of Pakistan. When civilian governments indulge in corruption and abuse of power, they pay for it when they lose in the next elections. There is oversight. Nobody has been able to check corruption in the military because in Pakistan army rules. So those who say he was not corrupt are living in a fantasy land. Even now he arrived in Pakistan and had the audacity to say "he wants to save Pakistan". He will and should pay for every crime he commited against the people of Pakistan. He actually placed independent judges of the supreme court under house arrest. So to make a statement that the judges are simply taking revenge is pathetic. But this general will not be the recipient of any good will from any judge in Pakistan if that's what some people are wishing for.
Alam
Apr 18, 2013 02:10pm
lol... wat a joke.. his security guards whisked him away... before the police could arrest him. just imagine if other offenders do it and disappear from court...
farid
Apr 18, 2013 02:28pm
Yes he can be arrested . Check the law.
Bilal
Apr 18, 2013 02:32pm
I hope this one institution that you are talking about is not the 'judiciary' which in fact is the most corrupt and controversial institution in Pakistan. The courts have failed to deliver specially in the leadership of the current CJ.
Imran A.
Apr 18, 2013 02:34pm
The judiciary picks and chooses who to take action against. This can cause chaos because they are not providing justice. I think if Musharaf gets arrested, new cases will be built against the other titans, and if the judges turn a blind eye against them, it will invoke the army in a way... I cannot describe it.
Syed
Apr 18, 2013 02:37pm
The same courts which release every proven terrorist including Malik Ishaq, on 'lack of evidence' to roam around freely, conducting hate speeches and killing people, are so stern and harsh on a person who is yet to be tried. This is clearly a case of personal revenge, forget about justice.
Khalid
Apr 18, 2013 02:43pm
I appeal to all political parties to jointly issue condemnation on the statement given by Musharaf that there are tensions between the state pillars. He is indirectly threating that if he is touched military will be on his side to fight against the Government and the people of Pakistan. I find it an irresponsible statement from him to mislead people. Having full faith in our military (jawans) that they have always stood by the people of Pakistan and will not stand this time for one individual only.
umar
Apr 18, 2013 02:45pm
Musharraf has to be charged with crimes against the judiciary, that he tried to destroy, for imposing emergency, for seeveral murders for oveeerthrowing a democratically elected government. The current deplorable state of Pakistan is Musharraf's doing.
Nadeem
Apr 18, 2013 02:45pm
Shouldn't the same thing applied to HIS HINESS MR. ASIF ALI ZARDARI. We heard people were saying President "ko istasnah hasil hay." Istasnah kis churah ka naam hay. If Fatima bint -e-Muhammad had no such privilage. How come aaray garay nathu khay, got the privilage. General (r) should surrenderd to the authorities instead of ran away
Nadeem
Apr 18, 2013 02:48pm
Absolutely right.
Muhammad Ahmed Mufti
Apr 18, 2013 02:49pm
After reversing all disqualifications on politicians with fake degree fraud, loan defaulters and ones who did not even spare the Haj pilgrims with their scams the courts have lost credibility among the masses. There was no need to cancel Musharraf's bail. What was the urgency? The courts should be impartial in upholding the law. Musharraf deserves same treatment as the courts have extended to former PM Gilani, Malik Riaz and Arsalan Iftikhar. If any case deserves to expedited, it is the Malik Riaz case.
Salman
Apr 18, 2013 02:51pm
Which world have you been living in my friend? For your information, a person can be arrested on court's orders unless he is proven guilty. Later if he is proven guilty, he can be sentenced to any punishment. Imagine this: a person kills someone and assures the law enforcing agencies his full cooperation but refuses to be arrested. Going by your definition, the police can't arrest him, right? Have you seen any such instance? Unless someone is proven guilty and has his bail rejected by the court, he is kept in a lock up on temporary basis. Once he is proven guilty, he is taken to a jail to complete the sentence. If he isn't proven guilty, he is a free soul.
krishna prasad
Apr 18, 2013 02:59pm
prima facie, there is an abundance of abuses perpetrated when he was in authority and in this context, the excessive abuses that he did by detaining/replacing rightful SC bench and creating hurdles in harassing chief justice of the country's Supreme Court coupled with harassing the media and gagging them up is the just cause to bring him under judicial custody which is normal for any law abiding court or citizen in Pakistan,
shahid
Apr 18, 2013 03:00pm
This is politics, criminals are rulers never got punished claim to be most honest person on earth, this guy also not clean got a punishemnt order,lets pass this and not try to reach to the bottom line of our lost system
Xulf
Apr 18, 2013 03:02pm
Thats what his 'training' has taught him....run??
Concerned Pakistani
Apr 18, 2013 03:05pm
His bravery and determination
Xulf
Apr 18, 2013 03:05pm
Its not biased...Once a court cancels a bail, you should be under arrest. He left and that by definition is breaking a law and that person is an absconder by definition!!
Optimistic
Apr 18, 2013 03:07pm
He was expecting that all his deeds will be covered by judiciary and at most he will have to appear before courts. But should he not be treated like other citizens before courts OR courts should treat him differently, the way he wants to be! Judiciary is in a tight spot - go by law and face criticism of personal vendetta OR become biased, be lenient to him and set a wrong precedence. As for the good he has done to the nation, he is solely responsible for the instability in the country. Cutting deals with US behind doors, deceiving his nation and bringing mayhem. Blunders one after the other. The nation can only know about the truth when he stands trial and answers the questions. BUT if that can happen, remains to be seen...
Xulf
Apr 18, 2013 03:08pm
What surrender?? Did you see the kind of protocol he is living in?? He is the architect of the doom and destruction we are in...
iqbal Hadi Zaidi
Apr 18, 2013 03:14pm
Why those who directly or indirectly were instrumental in breaking off Pakistan and creating Bangladesh are not even questioned what to talk of putting them behind the bars? How anyone can be after my Bhaijan former President Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf and ignoring those who gifted half of the country? Can we prove to be prudent and judicious in our thinking and approach? Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / iqbalhadizaidi.formerdiplomat@hotmail.com
Sajjad
Apr 18, 2013 03:14pm
Still no regard for the law. Seems like Mr. Saviour hasn't changed much during exile :-)
Ram Kumar
Apr 18, 2013 03:18pm
Some Commando this guy! His commando training is coming in pretty handy now :-)
Nadeem
Apr 18, 2013 03:19pm
Bhutto hanged in a murder case. It's a reality, Bhutto killed his opponents.
imransaudi
Apr 18, 2013 03:20pm
Army commando of pak army - is on the humiliating run.
Alam
Apr 18, 2013 03:22pm
a great leader ... of a great nation indeed!!!!!!!!........................
daoud
Apr 18, 2013 03:23pm
Misuse of power is commited by Nawz Sharrif and Asif Zurdari, and not by Quaid Musharraf. these corrupt and dishonest politicians are allowed to roam arround bankrupting the finanacial exchaquer of this country and a great leader Quaid musharraf who has done a great job is being tried. Cheap Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is trying to get even with him. Iftikhar Ckhaudhry's son Arsalan Chaudhry is involve in corruption and Iftikhar Chaudhry participated in it. It's a Shame. Quaid Pervaiz Musharraf Rehmatullah Alliaha Zinda Bad.
raja hindustani
Apr 18, 2013 03:29pm
hunter is being hunted ;)
Umer
Apr 18, 2013 03:29pm
It is astonishing how the judiciary has gotten into these games. This is the last slippery sloop you would like to see in a country like Pakistan (or in fact, anywhere). I am not a fan of Musharraf, but he once used to be a leader of the country and carries the "ex-president" title of Pakistan. Jut having the name Pakistan attached to his name itself calls for some respect, instead of playing the "ben and jerry" game with him. A very famous Pakistani Comedy TV show (fifty- fifty) in the early 80's once aired an interesting joke, that i still remember. "Someone is smoking and another guy tells him that smoking is injurious for health, the smoker asks, who says this, the person tells him, the ministry of health, and the smoker responds, nothing is more injurious to health than the ministry of health itself!". Is there any other more corrupt institution in the country than the judiciary itself. has anyone even dreamed of getting a case solved without bribing the judges? If the chief justice would like to bring the reforms, please stop running behind Pakora wala and people on the streets, start it from your own system, once you are able to fix it, you will be able to show it to the rest of the country as a model....
Burki
Apr 18, 2013 03:35pm
so Mr. Musharraf Supporter, you tell me how was it made possible for Nawaz to go free and for Zardari to become president when your tough commando had the absolute total reins of the country for 10 yrs. Why didn't he cleanse the system of Sharifs and Zardaris? Who actually issued NRO for these thugs to go scott free? He had a chance to bring about a cleaner system of governance yet he ended up cajoling with the same thugs and corrupt opportunistic politicians to prolong his own stay in the power.
Burki
Apr 18, 2013 03:37pm
hahaha! if you think these generals come to protect our country then you obviously don't know anything about the military junta in Pakistan
HK
Apr 18, 2013 03:41pm
I agree Dawn is reporting this story in an unprofessional and biased manner. The heading is provocative and incorrect.
Sab Se Pehle Pakistan
Apr 18, 2013 03:45pm
Why is he trying to get justice from this biased judiciary, He should have never come back under this judiciary. All courts are Nawaz courts these days. Shame on our system. This guy served the military and protected the borders for years and this is the way we treat him. Corrupt politicians who made billions are living in their palaces and dreaming of another term to make billions again. General Sahab was right. Pakistan ka Allah he Hafiz hai ab.
jay
Apr 18, 2013 03:45pm
person can be arrested even on suscpicion ,proving guilty is for the court later.He is running like a scared dog.with no respect for the judicial system,How long?
daoud
Apr 18, 2013 03:48pm
Hail to the Chief, Qauid Pervaiz Musharraf. We salute you for saving the country in 1999, from the treason of then Prime Minister Nawaz Shariff. Traitor Nawaz Shariff conspired with then Indian Primier Gujral to dismantle our country. His conspericy was equalent of the conspericy of Shiekh Mujeeb of Bangladesh's Agartala conspericy. It is the duty of our armed forces to protect and save out country from outside enemies and inside traitors. Our great Hero Qauid Musharraf saved our country from the high treason of Nawaz Shariff. Nawaz was never tried of treason. That is a shame of out justice system.
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 03:52pm
What a shame..Raja Rental is allowed to contest elections..and Musharaff isn't?. Seems like what Musharraf did to these lawyers and judges was the right thing to do.
Zeeshan Shamsi
Apr 18, 2013 04:02pm
The continued circus in the mess that is Political Pakistan.
javed
Apr 18, 2013 04:22pm
I am cent percent agree with you. Khalid sahab we need people like you. Our hero Quaid Musharraf has all the support of the general public of this country. Qauid Pervaiz Musharraf Zinda Bad
jojo
Apr 18, 2013 04:26pm
Who convinced him to come back? His own ego and lack of grasp of reality that he is extremely disliked by people of Pakistan.........But such is the illusion that all politicians in Pakistan thrive upon.
Farah
Apr 18, 2013 04:34pm
Shame on Pakistani judiciary!
Shahid
Apr 18, 2013 04:34pm
He is scared for sure, there is no way out.
Urooj khan
Apr 18, 2013 04:35pm
Dawn news paper using cheap language like " Ran Away ", not expected from you ,,he is there ,"He Came Back " that's on his own will ,,why didn't you highlight that ,attending courts ,is that called "running Away" ..is this the man you should be making fun of ..
Nasser Ali Khan
Apr 18, 2013 04:39pm
Musharraf was allowed to flee by our "free" courts.
Muhammad Farooq
Apr 18, 2013 04:45pm
It is most shameful that despite high court orders the police did not perform its duties and avoided arresting Pervez Musharraf. While new charges against Pervez Musharraf for this escape are in order, the police officials responsible for his arrest upon hearing court verdict need to be held accountable for this serious lapse. Very important: justice must be done to everyone without fear and favor.
javed
Apr 18, 2013 04:50pm
Great Abdullah sahab, you are great. I am 100% agreed with you. Qauid Musharraf doesn't deserve this treatment. These corrupt, dishonest, greedy politician wants to bankrupt this great nation of Islam and a great man like Musharraf came to save it is getting harrased. We will fight for our great leader Musharraf.
Ali Vaqar Awan
Apr 18, 2013 04:53pm
The verdict of our judiciary has been bias and unfair against Musharraf. Judges are just trying to gain political mileage and hell bent upon giving verdicts based upon conspiracy theory. Fake degree holders and defaulters are set free, also allowed to contest elections while Musharaf is made to suffer. It shows how hypocratical our judiciary system is and from whom no justice can be expected. Also it is unlawful and unconstitutional to give orders of arrest on judicial premises straight away. According to law with out issuing of arrest warrant, no arrest can be made. Court was acting in unlawful manner. Our judges, politicians and judiciary is a failure and will always be failure. Sad to say courts in Pakistan run on emotions rather logic and rational.
javed
Apr 18, 2013 04:56pm
Godbless brother Irfan Baloch you said it right. Those corrupt, dishonest, immoral politicians who have plundered the nations' wealth are cleared by the judiciary and election commission. A great leader and our hero who saved this nation from these greedy, unethical, immoral, thief politicians is getting harrased . Shame on judiciary .
javed
Apr 18, 2013 04:59pm
Well said my dear brother Iqbal Hadi Zaidi. Godbless you. The whole nation of Islam agreed with you.
bilal
Apr 18, 2013 05:03pm
LONG LIVE MUSHARRAF !!!!!
javed
Apr 18, 2013 05:10pm
Yes Mr. Ali I am greed with you and I think the same way you think. We all love our sincere, honest, sadiq ul amin leader Quaid Pervaiz Musharraf.
jd shami
Apr 18, 2013 05:13pm
He knows how to run
javed
Apr 18, 2013 05:15pm
Yes My dear Brother Saleem Baig, Hail with the chief our hero Qauid Pervaiz Musharraf. Zinda bad Aey Musharraf Zinda Bad. Our great armed forces zinda bad. Our prayers are with Quaid Musharraf and our armed forces.
jamal
Apr 18, 2013 05:26pm
We should change the Judiciary name from Department of Justice to Department of Revenge. Shame shame on Pakistan Judges and Judicial system
HK
Apr 18, 2013 05:34pm
I fully agree. Dawn is showing sub standard journalism by putting up such biased and misleading heading.
a. khan
Apr 18, 2013 05:47pm
no wonder why Pakistan is a mess, there is no rule of law.
Nadeem
Apr 18, 2013 05:55pm
Rao Sahab, baray baray deshoon may aasa hi hota hay, warna Anna Hazaray kyon shoor machata?
Bakka
Apr 18, 2013 06:00pm
For what?
Abdullah Hussain Sunni
Apr 18, 2013 06:14pm
Pervaiz Musharraf should not be victimized. Dis allowing him to contest polls will cast a negative impression in the hearts & minds of the common peoples. Thieves & cheats are being allowed to contest polls where as a person with a clean financial record during his tenure is being dis allowed to go to the peoples to seek their votes. In my opinion Pervaiz Musharraf has done all the home work well before deciding to return to Pakistan therefore it is in the interest of the country to be thoughtful. He should be tried for whatever the cases pending against him & punished if found guilty but he should also be allowed to contest polls from wherever he filed for participating the elections. Do we all not want democracy to continue in Pakistan. Also if Pervaiz Musharraf is being tried then his deputies & collation partners should also be tried for giving him wrong advices. I am not a supporter of Pervaiz Musharraf but nevertheless I favour true justice for him
khan
Apr 18, 2013 06:21pm
This guy let the drone strikes start.
Shahpur
Apr 18, 2013 06:33pm
Parvaaze Musharraf, Wah Wah, Wah Wah.
Shirin
Apr 18, 2013 06:50pm
oh how the mighty have fallen
murcielago
Apr 18, 2013 06:58pm
I guess he's doing whats exactly as trained and expected of a Pak Army Chief....RUN while being hunted !!!
Abdullah Hussain
Apr 18, 2013 07:31pm
Others should also be tried along with Musharraf.
asif
Apr 18, 2013 07:51pm
A former military chief will never go to jail, let alone face terrorism charges. If the judiciary keeps this up, there will be another coup.
Ali
Apr 18, 2013 08:00pm
Seems like Raja Perwaiz Ashraf, Zardari, Jamshed Dasti, Nawaz Sharif, e.t.c did no or excusable damage to Pakistan, and only Mush did
SAAAQI
Apr 18, 2013 08:02pm
First of all following is my honest & un-biased opinion on the subject. Let there be a free & fair referendum asking from people if they are against martial laws. If they answer in affirmative then one can still ask further that do they think pervious martial laws by Ayub, Yehya and Zia were also wrong acts. If their answer is still in affirmative then according to a law (I do not remember the exact one), a person can be tried posthumously and his act of that time can be declared un-constitutional and all collaborators of those time (weather alive or passed away) should also be charged under treason and declared traitors. Only after declaring them, that Musharraf act should also be declared ultra constitutional and punishable. However, if referendum result shows people' opinion other than what is asked, said & written above, then he should also be spared. Let me remind you one thing I wrote quiet some time to you " Iss hammam mai sub nangay hain (all are necked in this bath)" so better leave it here instead sneaking into each others underpants and opening an un-ending pandora box. Also, all present judges who are now bent upon to flex their muscles, should be tried first, including the chief justice for taking oath from same dictator- twice. All media persons & houses who derived their initial freedom & strength from Musharraf bold decisions should atleast be named & shamed first- if not tried. And what about those 'zameer farosh (sole sellers)' politicians who collaborated with past and present dictators (including ZAB & MNS) dead or alive- shouldn't they also be punished? Sir Ji, we need to install a real 'National Truth and Re-conciliation Commission (NTRC)' where all people belonging to above 3-4 minimum segments should first voluntary come forward and accept their past mistakes, else they be brought-in by free media to face the allegations/ charges and upon conviction, apologize publicly from the nation for their mistakes. This is the only way forward. You may get Musharraf hanged, but it will not be a beginning or & end of any kind to the saga. We are witnessing even now that how fun for the articles 62 & 63 is made. At this juncture in time we have to decide what kind of Pakistan we need to take along in future. Hope some wisdom will prevail and witch hunt of any type will stop.
car addict
Apr 18, 2013 08:03pm
nice collection of suv!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ram
Apr 18, 2013 08:19pm
Imran's change is already here former Millitary dictator is on Run, Good for Pakistan where Army is scared of someone, we have wait and watch his buddies at ISI/Army is going to pull this time to divert public attention.
Amna
Apr 18, 2013 08:22pm
What law? Are you kidding me? Is their any law in Pakistan? Dont make a mockery of law.
Ram Kumar
Apr 18, 2013 08:26pm
He is probably kicking himself. Why in the heck did he go back to Pakistan? Threat from Pakistan, umpteen number of cases including treason. Why Musharraf why?? Courage has got nothing to do this. In the rough and tumble world of Pakistan politics one needs to be smart. He was making plenty of money giving lecture (however silly they are) and having a comfortable life in Dubai and London. Now he is a trapped mouse. Pretty hilarious actually.
Malik
Apr 18, 2013 08:27pm
President Musharaf's arrest will divert the attention from free and fair elections and keep the crooked pliticians in power. What a way towards progress! In the past military used to bully the nation now the judiciary will. The people in the meantime are being crushed by all sides. Poverty, terrorism and lawlessness is rampant. There is no relief in sight. All the years of faithful service in Pakistan armed forces did not mean anything? There are politicains who have plundered the country for billions of dollars and they are sitting comfortably in their homes. Mr. Musharaf who is not relevant in Pakistani politics is subject of personal vindatta by lawyers and judges. Way to go!
hyderphd74
Apr 18, 2013 08:31pm
Truth will hurt those in power !!!!!
Proud Pakistani
Apr 18, 2013 08:42pm
Its sad to see the media sensationalizing this news by repeatedly stating that Musharraf tried to 'run' and 'flee'! BBC is the ONLY news network which is reporting accurately that there was in fact NO attempt made by the police to arrest Musharraf. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22196101 If he had wanted to flee, he would not have returned to Pakistan in the first place! This 'reporting' is almost as sad as seeing the criminals who have bled Pakistan dry roam free and dandy to contest the elections, while Musharraf is arrested in the name of 'justice'. If the CJ wants justice, where are the killers who bombed the Shia's and the ones who burnt down the Christian colony? Where is the land mafia that killed Parveen Rahman and anyone challenging their status quo? What about the nepotism ; the hundreds of PPP members enrolled into the ministries just before elections, usurping the hardworking and deserving people's positions? Where are the people who are rolling in money while most of the country goes without electricity or food? Make no mistake, this is a personal vendetta against Musharraf, there is no 'justice' involved!!!!
sri1ram
Apr 18, 2013 08:46pm
Waah. Only when everyone here learns that the writ of the law cannot be subjective or selective and military-protected wrong-doers are indeed wrong doers in the legal eyes, can the nation lift itself out of its sorry state. I bet that you did not spill croc-tears when Zardari was incarcerated for 4 years and all the cases against him were thrown out resulting in full acquittal. If Musharraf has any guts, he will court arrest. But then we all know that he was guilty of all that he is accused of how much ever you love him.
S. A. M.
Apr 18, 2013 09:16pm
raja pervez is roaming around scott free the 2 sons of gilani been allowed to contest Dasti why judiciary is not allowing Musharraf to contest. if this is not what setting personal vendetta is all about than what else is.
farid
Apr 18, 2013 09:24pm
Shame on you for ignoring the facts.
khan
Apr 18, 2013 09:43pm
lol...funny
Jonayd
Apr 18, 2013 09:52pm
He is a commando for sure. But not Jason Borne to fight 50 guys at a time. He was whisked away by the agencies who are protecting him. What do you think they did not do their homework of "what if" scenarios? No general serving or retired has ever gone to a civil jail. He will appeal in the SC and then leave the country. Pakistan Army is still stronger than the judiciary in Pakistan.
peter
Apr 18, 2013 10:04pm
It doesnt look like there is much respect for law & order in Pakistan - or maybe there just isnt much law & order. What a circus!
FR
Apr 18, 2013 10:05pm
Shame on Mush
SPar
Apr 18, 2013 11:15pm
There is a video in which Musharraf was praising himself for purportedly positives he brought to Pakistan. He must understand that he did first breach against modern humanity by removing democratically elected government (that too with a very thumping majority since creation of Pakistan) for his selfish position of not submitting to civilian rule. This kind of position is absolutely maverick and should not be tolerated by any population and any country. Being the chief of Army at that time, he could have positively contributed by remaining Chief of Army Staff and push the civilian government towards progress. when he could not do that, he (or anyone else) has no right to snatch the power from democratically elected government and send the Prime Minister (the strongest after Mohammed Ali Jinnah) to exile. This action and those which followed after, are absolutely amounts to high treason. If Pakistan judiciary has not taken to the level of action, only suggests that they are ready to forgive him and willing to take him on lesser counts for which he must submit himself, if he really loves Pakistan as he says.
Sh
Apr 18, 2013 11:37pm
musharraf is not a leader. He was a dictator :P
BJK
Apr 18, 2013 11:40pm
Looks like Pakistan has two sets of laws -- one set for khakis and former khakis, and the other for the rest of the population!
asim
Apr 19, 2013 12:20am
Yeah, if decision is not in your favour then it is biased. No difference between him and corrupt leaders.
Raja
Apr 19, 2013 12:20am
Nawaz Sharif is behind this whole drama. He feeds judges.
asim
Apr 19, 2013 12:22am
shame for a military leader. Only time he used his training effectively.
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 12:52am
Pakistani people don't deserve leaders like Musharraf? His every action was for the benefit of this country, he is perhaps the only leader who can never let his country down, always defend Pakistan. During his tenure he did everything for his nation and not for himself. What a great patriot he is. May God save him from this catastrophe. Dili duaen for him...., He is brave.....Learn to accept the truth and be unbiased...
ezra
Apr 19, 2013 12:58am
ye judge sb tau iftikhar choudhry say bhee strict hain.
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 01:07am
Thank you and I appreciate your gesture...
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 01:09am
Who are you and what is your intent? You are not clear, be bold to explain more vividly..
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 01:10am
Thank you, what else we can expect from you, I can see where you come from?
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 01:13am
Thank you and well said
vineet
Apr 19, 2013 01:15am
Obviously, it is Pakistani taxpayer who is footing the bill of his security
marium
Apr 19, 2013 01:29am
He is a loser!!
Mustafa
Apr 19, 2013 01:47am
It is the worst shameful act for a country to hang a Prime Minister and arrest or try a former president. It is a Banana Republic and only an experienced army general can bring stability and peace in this country.
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 02:23am
This is the misfortune of this depleted and thankless nation. Mr. Jinnah would have had an heart attack, had he been alive.
beg
Apr 19, 2013 02:38am
now the cat is out of the bag.this judiciary is part of injustice .look at the behaviour of supreme court,all the so called verdicts they gave during last few years apparently were great but check no one was arrested and court remained unmoved.the commissions court made were uneventful look at memo gate,swiss court cases,ogra,steel mills etc so the conclusion is that the judiciary apparently did great verdicts but never pushed enough to implement them so they are hand in glove with the corrupt politicians .look at the ECP and again high courts and supreme courts ,all corrupt are again allowed to contest elections so the judges after scoring marks again favoured corrupt politicians .All corrupt are allowed for the argument that the corrupt are not convicted yet,cases against them are still going on hence high court tribunels are allowing every corrupt to contest elections but this same argument is not allowed in case of mussaraf and therefore now we see the bare face judges which are same as corrupt politicians since condoning corrupt by not implementing their own verdicts is being part of corruption shame on judiciary and finally look at CJ who become scot free of all crimes (including PCO oath)just by one time apology but mussaharaf is not .just because CJ said sorry ,his crimes are washed what a joke
ASIF KHAN
Apr 19, 2013 02:47am
You are absolutely digraceful and not up to the mark
manny
Apr 19, 2013 05:19am
Numerous comments on this page truly dipcit the verdictive and revengful deeds by the Pakistan Judicary against Gen.Pervaiz Mushrraf who directed and steered Pakistan to a destiny of success. I would urge all sensible citizen of Pakistan to wake up against the ill wills of Pakistan Judicary not only against one man Gen. Pervaiz Mushrraf in Particular and Paksitan in particular.
imtiaz
Apr 19, 2013 06:25am
It did become reality today, as predicted yesterday :)
rashad
Apr 19, 2013 06:52am
The only thing musharraf should be tried for is giving such explicit freedom to the media, considering how gullible and immature our nation is, that it is ready to forget and believe anything that the media tells it to, and how biased and easily bought our media and journalist are. There is a much deeper meaning to all of this. These are the very fractures that could destroy a nation. People should wake up and try to understand the real truth and how they are being manipulated by a handful few for selfish gains.
Zinc
Apr 19, 2013 09:13am
There should be trial of judges who were involved in Bhutto's murder.
Ali
Apr 19, 2013 02:09pm
Love is not a bad thing. But if I build schools, give you a job, provide you a house and then kill your brother, I still need to be punished for that. I hope it makes sense.
Saeed
Apr 19, 2013 06:52pm
What sorts of law prevailed in our country, we all know well. Might is right. Arslan Iftikhar case is an example to cite.