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Four-member FIA committee to probe Musharraf treason case

Updated Jun 27, 2013 07:32pm


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Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.—File Photo
Former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's federal government has moved one step closer to putting former military dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf on trial for treason, by appointing a committee to investigate him for subverting the constitution.

Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan informed the National Assembly on Thursday that a four-member committee of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had been constituted to probe treason charges against the former military chief.

Nisar said the investigating team comprises of two directors and two additional director-generals of the FIA, and that the team would complete its investigations over treason charges against Musharraf and submit a report to the government soon.

He added that the committee would hold meetings with him on a weekly basis.

Ppposition member and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) senior leader Makhdoom Amin Faheem said Article 6 of the Constitution should be applicable on everyone from October 1999 onwards. He said that applying the law only to the former dictator's November 2007 actions was tantamount to double standards.

Faheem said his party had supported Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's announcement to try former President Musharraf in the high treason case, adding that it was for the first time in the country's history that the government has moved the court on Article 6.

He further said that justice should be served and accountability should be carried out across the board.

Speaking to a private television channel earlier on Wednesday, Faheem had said that the apex court should have also taken up the 1977 coup by former military dictator Zia ul Haq.

Another opposition member of the National Assembly, Awami Muslim League chief Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, said that Article 6 should be applicable to all who committed treason 1956 onwards.

Speculation has been rife during the past two days over the seriousness of the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) government in pursuing the treason cases against Musharraf.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court adjourned the hearing of the treason case against the former military dictator for an indefinite period to hold consultations over setting up of a special court to hear the case against the ex-army strongman.

The apex court also rejected a plea to order the formal arrest of Musharraf citing that no formal charges against the former president had been put before the court.

Earlier during the hearing , Attorney General Munir A. Malik submitted the government’s line of action in the case which said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had ordered the FIA to conduct an inquiry into the actions of Musharraf on November 3, 2007, the day when he held the constitution in abeyance and imposed emergency in the country, sacking dozens of judges of the superior courts.

AFP adds: Musharraf's lawyer Ibrahim Satti urged the Supreme Court to give his client a fair trial, accusing the media and Sharif of being biased against him.

“In this background the answering respondent is expecting and having full hope that this bench will safeguard and protect the interest and civil right of him regarding fair trial,” said Satti, speaking in English.

Presiding judge Jawwad S.Khawaja said he would deliberate further on the issue and set no date for another hearing.

Later, the bench adjourned the hearing until further notice, in order to hold consultations with Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry over the constitution of a special court to hear the treason case.


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Nadir Jun 27, 2013 12:15pm

supreme court's mandate is to provide justice and not tip toe sharif's line. The court should arrest the culprit in Asghar khan case, try arslaan ifthikar for committing serious misuse of authority, put Malik riaz and malik anjum and chourdry mooins elahi in prison for stealing govt. land and then try musharraf, only then the court would be respected . Just trying an ambitious general for act ( that really doesnt amount to anything to most pakistanis) is not a good enough excercise particularly when the previous govt has looted Pakistan like never before and gotten scott free under the watchful eyes of the court.

Dinar Jun 27, 2013 12:18pm

This case is nothing more than a mockery. At the end of the day nothing will come out of this, Only the common masses attentions will be diverted for the core and chronic issues and sensationalist media will cook-up this case. Reconciliation is cry of the hour for this country. Personal vendetta will lead this country to no where.

mujtaba Jun 27, 2013 12:35pm

this is personal vandetta of prime minister nawaz sharif he shld start the trial from 12th oct 1999 because thats the right way to do it and these judges are also biased they are intentionally trying to convict MR musharraf alone and this is the symbol of injustice

M. Anwar Qureshi Jun 27, 2013 01:07pm

Pakistan is facing serious challenges: law and order situation, terrorism, loadshedding and high food prices etc so trial of Gen Musharraf is not a priority. Let him live in his sweet home (now sub jail) and enjoy his life. We should not create a panicky situation. Let Govt and Supreme Court of Pakistan pay some attention to the NRO implementation case and haul up all cheaters and plunderers of Pakistan wealth including Zardari the mischievous man and all abettors etc. We must bring back the USD62 million.

Rashid Sultan Jun 27, 2013 01:31pm

Exile him to his birth place to reflect on his deeds, contemplate and emerge as a less arrogant man. That would be a humane reforming penalty to impose on this egotist.

Nadeem Ahmed Jun 27, 2013 01:45pm

Pervaiz Musharraf face's colour has gon pale. He Looks weak and depressed.

Amir Jun 27, 2013 01:47pm

I am not a big fan Pervez Musharraf, but it looks like Govt has nothing against him.

akram Jun 27, 2013 02:20pm

Punishment of musharraf will deter other military men from instigating military coups. So this is a good thing in the long run.

AAA Jun 27, 2013 02:44pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Have you seen the face of nasharif when he was sent to arabia

AAA Jun 27, 2013 02:46pm

nadeem have you seen the face of nasharif when he was dispatched to arabia.

Amanullah Khan Jun 27, 2013 02:51pm

It is a pity that those parliamentarians who, in the past, legitimized the dictators' actions thru constitutional amendments are now confusing people by calling for taking actions since the day Pakistan was created or else let everyone off the hook. The same logic is applied in case of accountability and corruption cases.

Either catch all the target killers and punish them or set free those also who have been caught red-handed.

Amin Faheem, Fazlur Rahman and Sh Rashid were the ones who gave legal protection to the actions of Oct 99 and they were the ones who helped Musharraf's re-election as president in one way or the other.

gary Jun 27, 2013 03:01pm

Musharraf should be locked up in the mountains of Kargil, and the key should be thrown away. Let him die there as he alone was responsible for the death of thousands of soldiers, and destroying the lives of many thousands of their families. This man deserves no mercy.

Sohail Khan Jun 27, 2013 03:11pm

Mushraf is A Great and Brave Leader, We Love you Pervaz Mushraf... We are also with you...

dawood Jun 27, 2013 03:25pm

Musharaf will win all cases as he is a true leader of pakistan. It is because of Musharaf that the Pakistan Economy had prospered during his tenure, employment was on the higher side, cost of living was on the lower side, he brought investment into Pakistan, whereas the likes of Zardari and Nawaz Sharif has brought and will bring down Pakistan to the stonage in future.

Long live Musharaf, we love you and are with you always, we need leaders like you and not crookes like zardari or nawaz sharif

Sultan Jun 27, 2013 03:34pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Please mind your language. The man has served the country for so many years. By the way your face will also be pale one day.

wow Jun 27, 2013 03:38pm

Depressed from the nation of dead... offcourse he didnt run away like nawaz sharif he is facing Pakistan is nation of gutt less people..,.

a.k.lal Jun 27, 2013 03:36pm

the judges, who approved Musharraf actions, should also be tried under similar clause

Omer Jun 27, 2013 03:51pm

Target achieved to get the government to start proceedings for article 6 that was the original intention of this Biased corrupt and misleading dictator judiciary, The law and constitution barred them from doing this but Mian saab living up to the expectations of many to be a nervous and vindictive threw in the towel Now it will be business as usual, regulating the price of tomatoes and potatoes. Note Dawn has not published many of my comments here, they are as free and independent as our home grown electronic media

azmat khan Jun 27, 2013 03:54pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: What about the colour of his cronies faces who are sitting in the current assemblies?

Raheemuddin Ahmad Jun 27, 2013 04:12pm

Musharraf is a patriotic Pakistani. Neither the Sharifs nor Zardari are true patriots. These crooks are playing musical chairs it was Zardari's five years of corruption and now it is the junjas' turn to ruin the country for another five years. May Allah save Pakistan.

Ashiq Hussain Jun 27, 2013 04:19pm

As a pakistani citizen in my opinion is to try Mr Musharaf is a wrong decision at the wrong time.if goverment try him then they have to open file from 1956 until now that's call justice.its wrong to try one man and let them others go for similar Sharif makes an other mistake I thought he must have learn lessons from his previous mistakes.ones again he is trying to divide our country he attempted before wen he stoped landing serving army chiefs plane.that was clear attempt to divide our Arm forces and country we have to thank Allah sw who protect us.all he is on about is revenge against Musharaf it's shame to keyani who is keeping quit let it happen front of eyes it's sad.I wish him good luck we will see result of his decision soon.

amanullah rabbani Jun 27, 2013 04:21pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: hahahaha. I really like your comment over here. This truly represent the will of Pakistani people and their seriousness in this issue. They are not at all bothered by this case. They want solutions to their problems for which they have voted in recent elections.

Tagir Jun 27, 2013 04:28pm

PML N has learnt nothing from the past and has started the same game. They are trying to divert the attention of people from basic issues like terrorism, price hike and load shedding. Nawaz Sharif will have to face the consequences if he proceeds in his intention for revenge and this time he cannot get an-other chance for coming into power again. He should prioritize national issues with patience and gratitude leaving the past revenge that are disastrous to the nation as well as PM himself.

Raheemuddin Ahmad Jun 27, 2013 04:26pm

Musharraf and Imran Khan are the only two leaders in Pakistan that are true patriotic Pakistanis. The Sharif brothers and Zardari are playing "musical chairs" in running the country. Five years of corruption by one crook, now it is the turn of the "gunjas" to ruin Pakistan for another five years.

Musharraf is now the scapegoat to be sued and sacrificed for all his "misdeeds" in setting Pakistan on the right tracks. May God save Pakistan.

Chaudhry Rahim Bakhsh Jun 27, 2013 04:31pm

Dawn is good source of News on phone.I am reader of so many years of Dawn.It gives clear true picture of News

TKhan Jun 27, 2013 04:37pm

In order for General to have a fair and impartial trial, the committee should be comprised of the following:

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif MNA Imran Khan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry Balawal Bhotto

Anees Khan Jun 27, 2013 04:47pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Massive media Lota propaganda,all media showing his distress Photo's ,every distress photo gets one envelop from Raiwind.

umar Jun 27, 2013 04:47pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Time will tell the nation about poor fate of Ameer-ul-Momineen...Its Matter of time

Rafay Jun 27, 2013 04:57pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Cause we DON'T deserve any good.

Omar Zehri Jun 27, 2013 05:27pm

You were a true leader to the people of our country. How ever much i dont agree with dictatorship, you were brave enough to say what you thought and still remain to do so today. All the best and remember even if you do loose. You wont have loose the heart of the people who like you for who you are.

malick Jun 27, 2013 05:28pm

If judges are sacked treason action against dictator, fine...... If a PM is sacked and exiled no treason action but validation If a PM is sacked and hanged up no action but validation Dictators along validators and supporters should be equally treated. I hope if the CJ take it from 1977 or at least from 1999.

arif Jun 27, 2013 05:45pm

What good will the FIA do when they could not get hold of any crookes in the last 5 years during zardari and company's tenure.

This is simply a waste of time and a revengful act on behalf of Nawaz Sharif and company.

Sayeed Altaf Hussein Jun 27, 2013 05:49pm

@Nadeem Ahmed:

Nawaz should prepare himself for reprisal. Army will be taking a keen interest in this. He is a hero who have risked his life to protect you and us all where as these democratic dictators done nothing other than looted the country of its riches. Growing up in Model Town, Nawaz Sharif was nowhere to been seen, how did he accumulated so much wealth to build his park in a area where one canal of land will set you back 2-5 lakh yet he has a acres and acres of land and especially the land that was already built on. So sir do not support blindly look at the facts and figures.
Nawaz's days are numbered.

Khaid Jun 27, 2013 05:52pm

Mr. Sharif is free to do whatever you wants as the head of the country including the trial of Musharaf. What I would really like to see (and I am sure there would be others too) is the agreement he signed before he left for Saudi Arabia. Can he show us a copy of the agreement?. I would also like to know what did he carry with him in that plane that took him to Saudi Arabia?. How much cash?. How much foreign currency?. Also, what Mr. Sharif has to say about him attacking the supreme court?.

Tariq Jun 27, 2013 06:21pm

The problem is that the Supreme Court, headed by the same CJ, has previously validated Musharraf's illegal actions of 1999. Trying him for the 1999 actions once again will be double jeopardy.

Zia's 1977 takeover has also been previously blessed by then supreme court under the doubious legal principal of the doctrine of necessity.

As much as I would like to turn back the clock and see Zia hanged instead of Bhutto, I think it best to focus on the 2007 actions ans set a legal precidence which will make any future wannabe dictator think twice about overthrowing an elected government.

Khuram Nisar Jun 27, 2013 06:17pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Nadeem Bhai; actually now days they are putting these kind of pictures. Media always do these kind of things; highlight the brighter one. I remember when Obama started his campaign; the way New York times posted that.

Anyhow, my comments have nothing to do with my affiliation with Musharaf. I am in favor article 6 being implemented. Also - General Aslam should be hanged till death for hijacking the elections in 90s.

AJ Jun 27, 2013 06:27pm

If we are not able to move beyond our past then there will be no future. Our inherent inability not to learn from our past mistakes despite the present challenges of insecurity, inflation, poverty, energy deficiency. How is trying the former president a solution to the present crisis, will it alleviate the suffering of the common man? and how about trying those who openly pillaged in the last five years. The later will again get away from accountability since the the judiciary and the 'selected' representatives, have banded together as a fraternity with no real solutions to the present crisis but mere distractions.

Amit-Atlanta-USA Jun 27, 2013 06:34pm

Truly patriotic Pakistanis must be cringing that they have lost ONE OF THOSE RAREST of rare Pakistanis whose ONLY intent was to make Pakistan strong & invincible.......using all means. No doubt like all dictators he relished power, but again he was one of the very few dictators in in the world who gave up power, while being at its height, with the false notion of getting back into power using democratic means.

On the contrary, patriotic Indians & Indian Americans (me included!) will be mighty pleased that given this guy was:

a) The architect of the Kargil war b) Protector-in-chief (covert) of Osama Bin Laden c) Fine tuned the dubious Pakistani policy of aiding the Taliban, while demanding huge sums of money & military eqpt. purportedly to fight them, thus being directly responsible for 1000's of American & NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Having said that, everyone knows that Pakistani politicians (way more than Indian politicians, who also are among the worst in the world!) are among the most corrupt and there's less likelihood that Pakistan will be allowed to develop like other nations under these corrupt souls.

Finally, the real credit for all this drama (real life) of holding Gen. Musharaff accountable is going on ONLY b'coz Gen. Kayani is a apolitical guy, who while being as interested in keep Pakistan strong as Gen. Musharaff was, is not the least interested in entering politics.

sal khan Jun 27, 2013 06:42pm

If the most patriotic general of Pakistan is charged with treason by these traitors then I am glad Jinnah passed away early. Another year he would have been sent to gallows by these type of current politicians and JUDICIARY. Pakistan is better off with no judiciary than the unjust, vengeful and you know what judiciary

Khan Jun 27, 2013 06:57pm

Long live Musharraf. He is a brave and true leader.

M. Mahmood Jun 27, 2013 07:10pm

This dictator should be tried for his crimes and if proven guilty, should be hanged. This will send strong signals to every current and future army general that they should behave like a servant and would kill their dreams of becoming the King.

Baber Jun 27, 2013 07:21pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Are you in his jail serving him lunch? How else would you know?

fahim khan Jun 27, 2013 07:33pm

Just to divert attention from the real problems faced by public and responsibilities of the Government with regards to security, energy, economy, education, health etc.

Best approach of Government to keep Taliban terrorists happy but one day this fire will also reach to Sharif, Imran, Fazl and Munawwar houses as well because this is the law of nature!

gul aman khan Jun 27, 2013 07:45pm

The then Military Dictator has to face all allegations according to the constitution of Pakistan. He is the one who committed all these national crimes individually, not the Pak Army as an Institution. He was doing so simply to please his boss and the enemies of Pakistan; just like Mr.Karzai of Afghanistan who is playing the same game for the past 10 years.

saeed Jun 27, 2013 08:00pm

@Nadeem This is old photo but if I were him, I would not be able to sleep and might develp heart problems. Not because of the house arrest but because of injustice and audacity of media people that constantly talk nonsense, ignoring obvious facts.

Aleem Jun 27, 2013 08:12pm

Sh Rasheed's contention is just & logical. Any General, Judge or a Politician who abbetted, validated or served a dictator since 1958, should be tried. Sharifs are no angels, they must have already thrown a BAIT to FIA officials, Judges for promotions,extentions in tenures or elevations to superior positions(PPP did release justice Qayyum/Sharifs Tele conversation during election circus). Pakistanis are Phds in Corruption.

shah Jun 27, 2013 08:56pm

The general is not a coward to go pale! He knew this could happen to him and still decided to come back to his country! Listen to his earlier interviews. He was repeatedly asked by many forums why he wants to go back to Pak where he could be tried...his reply was always the same..I know that is a possibility, however I am a Fauji and I feel I have to give it a try to attempt to save my country from the corrupt!

Whatever anyone may call the general,..He was not a corrupt man! Yes he made mistakes like every human being,,however the good he did for the country in his rule was much stronger than the damage that his mistakes may have caused.

Mian sharif is once again showing his true colours!

Imran A. Jun 27, 2013 08:58pm

I think it's good that Nawaz Shareef is taking his chances against Musharaf. If he can bring Musharaf to justice unscathed, then he is the man. If he fails his government won't last for a month and he will make a new record of the shortest time after winning an overwhelming majority.

Imran A. Jun 27, 2013 09:10pm

Once a vulture flew to a wise goat and asked him. What should I do. The goat said, "Go and do good in this world". So vulture flew away and saw a mouse was drowning in water. So it decided to save the mouse. So after picking up the mouse, the vulture kept the mouse under it's wings to protect it from cold. When the mouse felt better, it gnawed at the vultures feathers and broke some feathers. The vulture was furious at this behavior but refrained from killing the mouse. Angry, the vulture flew back to the goat and complained.. "You told me to do good, and see what the mouse did to me". The wise goat replied back, "You didn't hear the full advice and hastily flew away. I told you to good to people with good nature, not people with bad nature".

This is a lesson for Musharaf for being merciful to Nawaz Shareef!

Abutalaal Jun 27, 2013 09:15pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: Of course now he knows his fate. He is Urdu speaking, honest and don't belong to powerful clan. The all others dictators belongs to ------

ashraf Jun 27, 2013 09:33pm

Pervez Musharraf is the real lion. Nawaz sharif is fake and coward.

Farooq Ahmed Jun 27, 2013 10:21pm

Dear Chief Justice,

Your honor, Is this you are running the justice system in Pakistan. Where were you for the last 10 years. Now that Nawaz Govt is in power for merely 30 days. You & Nawaz cannot win this revenge. We lost a part of Pakistan in 1971 because of Bhutto. Now this part of Pakistan you guyswant to disintigrate. Shame on you and your education. I can pray to almighty God bless Pakistan...

Mohammed Abid Jun 27, 2013 10:38pm

I believe, Nawaz along-with cheap justice Chaudhary (who nominated President Musharaf with his own signature), should be liable for any mishaps to Musharaf, just like they blame him for Bugti since he was a president.

We all know, that Musharraf was in the plane when Nawaz (PM) wanted him to land in India, and the generals on land brought the military coup. I hope the truth comes out for all involved.

Abdullah Jun 27, 2013 10:42pm

@Nadir: well said Nadir and moreover if you seriously ask me this subverting the constitution is not like subverting the Holy Quran, but on the other hand looting and plundering with both hands should be punishable with the severest form of punishment. Nawaza and Zardari and their cohorts are to be tied in the main square. Some army guys who have stolen too should be brought to task. As far as Musharraf is concerned the least one can say is that he is a Pakistani before anything else. The ideal person should be very high in Taqwa.

Aleem Jun 27, 2013 10:53pm

@Nadir: Pathetic. There are many other serious issues to be looked into.

Zee Pakistani in US Jun 27, 2013 10:54pm

@Nadeem Ahmed: If you are commenting on the picture in this article then please become informed first. This picture is 2-3 months old and was taken during an early morning court appearance after he had spent a night in a police officers mess. He is a former commando who has fought 2 wars with India defending his country and putting his life on line, he is a decorated officer and these judiciary and nawaz sharif shenanigans are small potatos for him. Please learn and then comment.

Tariq Mehsud Jun 27, 2013 11:05pm

Dawn please do not pick and choose some one's comments many of my posts were simply not posted anyways Mr. Sharif is again playing with the fire country's big thief Mr.Zarrdari still enjoys all the perks the one who instructed the then govt to just close money laundering case and Mr. Sharif's silence on this matter is a question mark.

Syed Ahmed Jun 27, 2013 11:10pm

In his second term in the office, Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and his trusted lieutenant General Ziauddin Butt the former ISI chief played foul by trying to create political divisions in Pakistan Army. Gen Mushraff was fired while in the air. The commercial plane, PK 805, returning from Colombo with Gen Musharraf and 250 fellow passengers on board, was denied lading permission in Pakistan. The one and only airport, outside Pakistan, that it could reach with limited fuel was Ahmadabad, India. Had the subordinate military commanders not reacted timely and taken over air traffic control, the serving army chief would have been in Indian custody or dead along with 150 passengers. In reality, the thoughtless order of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was an

Khurram Malik Jun 27, 2013 11:18pm

Its a shame that the current government is also oblivious to the ground realities of actual challenges facing the nation. They have realized that they are unable to fulfill their bloated promises made during the election campaign and have now resorted to petty attempts of diverting public attention by settlings personal scores. In a time when the government resources should be carefully allocated to address critical issues of public interest, they're setting up mock trials that will lead nowhere. The basic human needs like electricity, clean water, medicines, fuel etc. are in jeopardy. Terrorists are challenging the writ of the government on a daily basis, our historical landmarks are being destroyed, foreign tourists are being murdered in cold blood, image of the nation is being tarnished across the world and these buffoons are trying to destabilize the already fragile institutions of the state. Not sure how much longer this nation will be plagued with incompetent leaders so we should all pray for forgiveness in the hope that our nation will prosper soon.

Mike Jackson Jun 27, 2013 11:38pm

So the new government actually has nothing better to do than seek petty vengeance. Some people never learn from their mistakes. What a pathetic mockery and miscarriage of justice .It goes to show a lot ... for those who can see through the prism.....a kabal is a kabal !!

MSA Jun 27, 2013 11:41pm

If you start from 1956, you will find that others have committed bigger crimes. Nawaz and SC are on a vendetta trip. Nawaz himself has committed bigger crimes. He is the one who physically attacked the SC building, and the judges had to hide in their chambers. Their is no other instance of this type of attack in the history of the world.

The government will do this in order to divert public's attention from the real issues of energy, terrorism, economy, jobs, health, etc. Most of the educated people of Pakistan (home and abroad) are on the side of Musharraf. If Nawaz government does not catch wisdom, I am afraid, there will be grave consequences, including marshal law in the country.

marghoobahmedsiddiqui Jun 27, 2013 11:52pm

MUDDAI BHI TU MUNSIF BHI TU. Who will provide justice to Parvez Musharraf when Nawaz Shareef and Iftikhar Chaudhry are both enemies of Parvez Musharraf? But God is there and surely HE will do justice with this innocent person.

Khalid Butt Jun 28, 2013 12:31am

All dictators aliveor dead must be charged. There court should decide wheather they were criminals or not. Their ranks should be taken back and pension should be denied and all the medals bestowed on them be cancelled.

Master Jun 28, 2013 02:23am

@Nadir: What you expect in a banana state, justice, law and order - never been the case on Pak land. Looters will remain free and will sit in Parliament and higher offices.

Khalid Jun 28, 2013 02:24am

@Nadir: Agree with everything you have said. I still remember the pictures on our TV sets where people were dancing on the streets of Lahore and most big cities and towns of Pakistan as soon as they heard that Nawaz was gone. The situation now is clear to most people in Pakistan. Nawaz Sharif, who attacked the supreme court (we have all seen the pictures) and damaged government property now claims to be the saviour of judiciary in Pakistan. PMLN will agree to everything Supreme Court does as long as they benefit from the decisions. Mr. Sharif, this was your chance to prove to the nation that you are above all these petty things but you have done what you have always done. No surprises there.

Zak Jun 28, 2013 02:54am

Can Nawaz sharif also be tried for supporting zia ul haq the dictator who hung bhutto and came via coup in the 1970's and attacking judges when he was PM.

sunny qureshi Jun 28, 2013 04:57am

What a thank less nation! A man who gave them economic success, brought women into parliament, allowed the media to prevail has been put behind the bars by the same people. We the lower middle class/ the real tax payers, do not give a damn about the 1973 constitution, we dont even know what does article 6, 62 or 63 stands for! what we are concerned about is the govt providing us with the basic necessities of life, only during musharaf's 8 year tenure we were given all that, we even were respected around the world because of him. He defended Pakistan in every forum unlike our present GLIB politicians and journalists. You really are a brave man Mr musharaf! I salute you, these thankless journalists, and the people dont deserve an honest man like you , they are better off living under the ignominious rule of the chaudhry's(pml,n).

ahmad Jun 28, 2013 05:16am

President Musharraf is our hero, he saved Pakistan from American threat of 9/11 attack on twin tower, USA threatened Pakistan to destroy to that extent to stone age. think over a frustrated country wanted to attack any where in the world to get revenge. In this situation pervez musharraf thought this is the best solution to protect from American hand, you have example for Afghanistan what America did to them. Atleast musharraf protected pak. Now unfortunately thing has changed in Pakistan, musharraf did not know the repercussions of supporting America. I give you example of president Charles D'gaule of France when, when hetler decided to attack France in 2nd. World War D'gaule then was commander he decided to save paris because it wanted to intact the beauty of the city therefore he welcomed the German army In the city, this way he protected city. If you thik over what musharraf did wrong, in my opinion he did the best as the head of the states Pakistan cj is taking revenge so is nawaz sharif, we all overseas pakistani are with musharraf. He is completely innocent of all charges.

Em Moosa Jun 28, 2013 08:30am

@Sayeed Altaf Hussein: In the history of Pakistan there are few leaders who have never been involved in the corruption and looting the public wealth. Musharraf is one of them beside Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He came to rescue the country from the evils and to take it on to the path of the progressive again. He is the only Pakistani leader known in the Western world for his bright vision, knowledge and fighting alone for the country's respect and dignity. The rancour and personal animosity will not give any thing good to the country. Har shaakh per ullu betha hai anjame gulistan kaya hoga.

S M ZAKI Jun 28, 2013 09:20am

@Nadeem Ahmed: Yes! Musharraf's face is pale because he is not as "brave" as NS who run away from the country after writing a " MAAFI NAAMA", leaving the nation and his party workers at the mercy of a " TYRANT". BRAVO------- I greet you for supporting a "Chee gavera" of this age.

Aleem Jun 28, 2013 10:09am

Out of the entire lot, Imran Khan seems to be better & balanced.

pathanoo Jun 28, 2013 11:06am

And the Dog & Pony show goes on........ By The way, when does Musharraf leave for medical treatment to either Dubai or London?

SHAFIQ Jun 28, 2013 01:33pm

@Khaid: No the Prime Minister can not do anything he wants. He got to do what the Constitution of the Pakistan allows and the parliament allows. On the other hand you can make baseless comments without any proof. Your naive suggestion that he had all his wealth in one bag sitting at home which the Dictator allowed him to take, is as silly as the rest of your post. What right have you or I have to raise such questions? He was thrown out of office by an Army chief without any legal authority, he may have agreed anything to save himself and his family. Any individual would do that under duress. No court of law in the world will credit any information acquired under duress. If you think he did something wrong then it is your problem.Normal people find useful occupation to pass their time . Not right for a decent citizen. Besides what this red hering got to do with the subject in hand ?

MSA Jun 28, 2013 03:43pm

@Sayeed Altaf Hussein: This man, Nawaz has his days numbered as PM. He has a heavy baggage, but no wisdom. I am getting the feeling that his government will be dismissed before the expiry of its term; unless he gets out of vendetta business and starts working on the problems of the country. I am not very hopeful.

MSA Jun 28, 2013 04:00pm

@Ashiq Hussain: Yes, Kayani has a role to play. He can tell Nawaz privately to stop this non-sense of trying Musharraf. I wonder, if Kayani is sincere to Musharraf.