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Musharraf: rough treatment

Published May 13, 2013 03:20am


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IT is most unfortunate that lawyers are gunning for Pervez Musharraf and no suo motu action is being taken by the judges. I am a die-hard anti-Musharraf person, but cannot change the fact that he was the president and the army chief and deserves to be dealt with dignity.

It is time that all segments, especially the lawyers, show some maturity and refrain from activism him.

Musharraf did what he thought was right but now he is being tried in a court of law. Now why is he being harassed and humiliated?

We must accord him due respect as he is not a convict yet but an accused only.

Of all the people it is the lawyers who are creating all this fuss against him.

Do they not believe in courts? If I were the chief justice of Pakistan, I would have pardoned him for all the sins against judiciary as there is no way that judiciary is in a position to do justice.



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Farooq May 14, 2013 08:40am
How did President George Bush of U.S. get treated for sacking Attorney Generals, or muddling with the Supreme Court appointment to ensure a conservative replacement. You will get very different answers if you were to ask republicans and democrats. Several of of his actions have been arguably labelled as "unconstitutional". Learn to respect YOUR presidents.
Farooq May 14, 2013 08:47am
"Tarbeyyat" - who is responsible for that not just for kids but for for adults as well. Our adults need it more than our children. How sad. There is a reason why in Pakistani curriculum, our current history is not taught at any level. WE have destroyed the chance of writing a great history of Pakistan over the last 25 years.
Faisal May 14, 2013 07:40am
any one who thinks musharraf deserves this treatment ony need to spend some time and look at financial and non financial results of where pakistan was and where it is now... we keep talking abot educational level but even educated people are behaving in a brainless manner...the treatment against musharraf is nothing more than read up facts on him and what he did before commenting and making baseless coments.
HNY2013 May 14, 2013 01:38pm
Which two battles did he lead?
paklover May 14, 2013 02:51pm
I'm not blindly supporting him. I've lived in khi and trust me only during musharraf era, we saw some peace and development plus job growth. If musharraf gets punished, nawaz, zardari and the great bhai (you know who)should get the same treatment
Sohraab May 13, 2013 06:31am
I agree 100% with the opinion.
Faran Ali May 13, 2013 06:53am
I second the writer also. The lawyers have emerged as a mafia now.
a-jay May 13, 2013 07:22am
You are not a Chief Justice and cannot be. One has to respect the law, to be one.
AAA May 13, 2013 09:49am
I agree with Hashim. But I am 200% sure the he will be convicted, because it is Pakistan
gangadin May 13, 2013 09:56am
Musharraf's departure is imminent.
mohammad shafique May 13, 2013 11:48am
they should hang him
Haider Ali May 13, 2013 12:30pm
Being an Army Chief does not mean that the culprit should be given a special protocol. He is still enjoying "route" and VVIP protocol which is not fair.
Agha Ata (USA) May 13, 2013 01:08pm
Unfortunately, Musharraf offended two people in his life time who are in power at this moment. He had foolishly sown some very bad seeds in his past. I also hope that powerful people (now) would also avoid sowing bad seeds. History does repeat itself, sometimes more than once!
farid May 13, 2013 01:25pm
That is the reason that you are not the chief justice of Pakistan.
Fazal May 13, 2013 01:44pm
we need reform in our judiciary system
John May 13, 2013 01:54pm
You reap what you sow. Musharraf played some very ugly politics to continue to hold to power; no one questioned the dignity of the offices then. He is getting the same treatment which he gave to his opponents. Probably, worse is yet to come for him - and he fully deserves it.
Rao May 13, 2013 03:52pm
Musharaff fully deserves the treatment for subverting democracy in Pakistan
michael smith May 13, 2013 04:31pm
where is the army they should take care of their own, only way to make the lawyers follow the law
wachucha May 13, 2013 05:06pm
This is trying time for Pakistan. Lack of education and political understanding has time and again put thugs into office by democratic process. The good leaders who have been clean, honest and dedicated to the cause of Pakistan have to suffer. This will change only with the increase in literacy and developing a solid national agenda. God knows how long it would take. Another 5 years to count.
paklover May 13, 2013 07:24pm
What about the culprits who looted Pakistan with both hands and are now president and prime minister. Why aren't they being tried and punished?Shame on pakistanis who voted for them and shame on those who want to get musharraf punished
Naeema May 13, 2013 07:57pm
no doubt its shameful to backup corrupt people like Zardari and Nawaz Sharif but please be a true Pakistani don't be blind and favor Musharaf that is also very shameful to support him.
Naeema May 13, 2013 08:05pm
Iliteracy,and lack of moral values is our issue.
Naeema May 13, 2013 08:17pm
Our nation need to open their eyes if they really honestly want to see something good in this country, stop blaming game, change yourself, corrupt leaders will be automatically vanished .
Khan May 13, 2013 10:14pm
Nothing will happen to Musharraf, he is an ex- army chief. Why did Nawaz Sharif 'forgive' his enemies? Musharraf would never have come back if his safety wasn't guaranteed, he cannot be punished by any civilian government or court in Pakistan.
NL May 14, 2013 12:00am
Well said Mr. Hashim Hassan!
Igloo May 14, 2013 02:17am
Talking about dignity, Qadeer Khan also deserved to be dealt with dignity. And Qadeer Khan didn't remove the duly appointed Chief of Army Staff and the elected government. Perhaps the General's conviction (and pardon) is a necessary sacrifice to show Pakistan is maturing. A sacrifice he asked of others during his tenure.
Igloo May 14, 2013 02:20am
Both the President and Prime Minister elect have been in jail. Perhaps they are back because the Pakistanis are a forgiving nation?
Nasir May 14, 2013 08:24am
Thorough cleansing of a rotten judiciary system is required.
Arif May 14, 2013 03:57am
Musharraf is the man who can save Pakistan. Faltu cases against him wont stand a chance and sharif and chowdry will have to pay back.
Zeeshan Shaikh May 14, 2013 04:21am
I think the decision and treatment against Musharraf is biased by the judiciary, its not just me but all the foreign affairs circles globally have this opinion. If the justice cannot be impartial then it does not exist. Disqualifying Musharraf but allowing Nawaz, Lagharis, Sherpao, Kaira etc and above all keeping zardari as Mr President shows how interested the lawyers and judiciary are in having a rule of law. Our nation needs to be rational.
faisal May 14, 2013 05:05am
And yet he did more for the democracy than any democrat by opening up television channels and delegating the powers to the lowest level by having local bodies.
faaziz May 14, 2013 05:12am
Power is a temporary illusion, current power brokers should look at Musharraf and learn.
Rabail jehan May 14, 2013 06:17am
This man led our troops, fought two battles for us, saved our country from the economic collapse while the corrupt retards who rob our country everyday have all the freedom in the world. Say whatever you want to but the past is enough to tell Musharraf was a better president. And if you support PPP, Nawaz or any other pathetic party I'm sorry that u even exist. I've suffered "democracy" and i wouldn't he army one bit. JIYE MUSHARRAF.
Saima Ahmed May 14, 2013 06:34am
Common man is least bothered about PM's "sins". Whom we the common people of Pakistan want the judiciary to go after are being CRIMINALLLY ignored by the judiciary.
Waqas May 14, 2013 06:37am
U are talking about jungle rule that he deserves what he did to others...... but if seem through a neutral eye, he is still an accused and must be dealt with respect. Innocent until PROVEN guilty.
Hassan May 14, 2013 06:38am
It is not the lawyers fault or the chief justice's, it's their parents faults for not teaching them the right way or the right manners....remember, the people are just mirrors of their parents.
hassan May 14, 2013 08:57am
Mukhtar Hussain May 14, 2013 09:44am
this should be end know... the biased attitude which the lawyers and judiciary is showing toward musharraf... may be he had committed some mistakes, but he has done lots of good things also...! more importantly, people had welcomed him, when he overthrown Nawaz sharif govt. in 1999.
khalidmurad1 May 14, 2013 10:44am
Allah may save people like you who have the sense of justice. You ask those who have suffered at the hands of these gangsters and their so called democracy, they would all call for Musharraf. It is only those who are being benefited by this random plundering would condemn Musharraf, as they fear that their game would end, if Musharraf came in.
KHALID NASEER May 14, 2013 03:14pm
SYED YOUSHA ZAIDI May 14, 2013 03:54pm
The brave solider,dashing personality and up-to the commitment man who put our country proud with lot of business and opportunity,he should be given the chance ,but the judiciary is doing wrong ,we all pray for him with lot of love ,and Inshallah he will be succeeded by the grace of GOD.