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Former dictator Pervez Musharraf. — File photo
Former dictator Pervez Musharraf. — File photo
Police officers stand guard at the gate of the Special Court, formed to try former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf for treason in Islamabad  January 1, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Police officers stand guard at the gate of the Special Court, formed to try former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf for treason in Islamabad January 1, 2014. — Photo by Reuters
Pakistani security personnel stand guard during the case hearing of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf at a special court in Islamabad on January 1, 2014. — Photo by AFP
Pakistani security personnel stand guard during the case hearing of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf at a special court in Islamabad on January 1, 2014. — Photo by AFP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comments (116) Closed

Muhammad Farooq Jan 02, 2014 10:13am

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

Partner Jan 02, 2014 10:21am

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

Usman Shah Jan 02, 2014 11:56am

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

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

Altaf Hussain Jan 02, 2014 12:03pm

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

Addy Jan 02, 2014 12:28pm

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

Ali Jan 02, 2014 12:31pm

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

shahzaib Jan 02, 2014 12:34pm

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

Asim Jan 02, 2014 12:38pm

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

Sayyar Khan Jan 02, 2014 12:48pm

Drama. All Drama.

Waseem Jan 02, 2014 12:49pm

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

Ahmed Jan 02, 2014 12:53pm

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

mansoor Jan 02, 2014 12:56pm

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

imtiaz Gilgity Jan 02, 2014 01:19pm

May Allah Bless him with Health Ameen.

Syiem Jan 02, 2014 01:49pm

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

Altaf Hussain Jan 02, 2014 01:52pm

Next statement:

Zeeshan Jan 02, 2014 01:53pm

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

Shafiq Khan Jan 02, 2014 02:00pm

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

Parvez Jan 02, 2014 02:02pm

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

Muhammad Awais Aziz Jan 02, 2014 02:19pm

what a pack of liars

Partner Jan 02, 2014 02:20pm

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

Waseem Jan 02, 2014 02:51pm

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

Indian Jan 02, 2014 02:53pm

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

Abid Jan 02, 2014 02:53pm

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

Cheap tactics

raza Jan 02, 2014 02:58pm

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

Israr Noor Jan 02, 2014 03:06pm

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

Ahmed Jan 02, 2014 03:11pm

Dil hai ke manta nahi...

Partner Jan 02, 2014 03:24pm
  1. This judicial terrorism against a true patriot needs to stop. The corrupt system is blaming Musharraf on baseless things,which hold absolutely no truth or strength. The government is doing so to avoid the major problems that the country is facing like Terrorism,Gas,Electricity etc. Please stop this nonsense,Pervez Musharraf is an honest and true leader and does not deserve such biased treatment
Altaf Hussain Jan 02, 2014 03:37pm

Next statement:

Sayeed Altaf Hussein Jan 02, 2014 03:44pm

Dear Sir,

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

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

fida sayani Jan 02, 2014 04:03pm

Is he faking or his commando strength is failing him?

Sh Jan 02, 2014 04:22pm

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

qaiser Jan 02, 2014 04:31pm

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

ahsan ali Jan 02, 2014 04:33pm

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

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

i hope he gets better

Ali Jan 02, 2014 04:57pm

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

Freddy Jan 02, 2014 05:12pm

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

muhammad Jan 02, 2014 05:19pm

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

ashar Jan 02, 2014 05:21pm

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

Dr. B.N. Anand Jan 02, 2014 05:28pm

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

Sh Jan 02, 2014 06:01pm

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

Syed Ahmed Jan 02, 2014 06:04pm

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

Usman Ahmad Jan 02, 2014 06:05pm

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

Syed Asif Zafar Jan 02, 2014 06:14pm

Syed Asif Zafar Jeddah

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

Ashfaque Jan 02, 2014 07:17pm

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

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

sabeeh omer Jan 02, 2014 07:34pm

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

javed malik Jan 02, 2014 07:40pm

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

Adnan Jan 02, 2014 07:41pm

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

Fareed Jan 02, 2014 07:48pm

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

Chaudry Jan 02, 2014 07:54pm

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

Zaka Jan 02, 2014 08:00pm

Musharraf is the best leader Pakistan ever had. Allah may keep safe from all evils working against him. Jan 02, 2014 08:09pm

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

NASR Jan 02, 2014 08:11pm

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

Muhammad Akram Jan 02, 2014 08:12pm

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

Ahmed Jan 02, 2014 08:25pm

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

Observer from abroad Jan 02, 2014 08:41pm

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

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

May Allah will give Mushrraf health and Justice.

Observer from abroad Jan 02, 2014 08:51pm

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

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

May Allah will give Mushrraf health and Justice.

Dawood Jan 02, 2014 08:56pm

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

Khwaja Tariq Jan 02, 2014 09:00pm

He is a brave Commando. .

khabboo Jan 02, 2014 09:04pm

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

saba rizwan Jan 02, 2014 09:05pm

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

IFTAKHAR MALIK Jan 02, 2014 09:06pm

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

Shah Jan 02, 2014 09:10pm

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

Naheed Jan 02, 2014 09:12pm

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

nazir Jan 02, 2014 09:14pm

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

abbas Jan 02, 2014 09:15pm

@muhammad: Agreed!

abbas Jan 02, 2014 09:15pm


Youth Jan 02, 2014 09:18pm

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

Bhatti Jan 02, 2014 09:20pm

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

Faras A Khan Jan 02, 2014 09:28pm


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

Syed Jan 02, 2014 09:31pm

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

khabboo Jan 02, 2014 09:40pm

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

M Aslam Jan 02, 2014 09:47pm

@Partner: A beautiful joke

Ayesha Khan Jan 02, 2014 10:08pm

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

Idrees Jan 02, 2014 10:19pm

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

naz Jan 02, 2014 10:28pm

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

Parvez Jan 02, 2014 10:48pm

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

saleem Jan 02, 2014 11:23pm

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

syed Jan 02, 2014 11:44pm

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

syed Jan 02, 2014 11:46pm

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

Ali Jan 03, 2014 12:27am

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

murad khan Jan 03, 2014 12:32am

They say "Once a General always a General"

Mustafa Jan 03, 2014 12:50am

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

razia Jan 03, 2014 01:03am

@Sayeed Altaf Hussein: ameen!

razia Jan 03, 2014 01:06am

@mansoor: this case should be dismissed immediately.

razia Jan 03, 2014 01:11am


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

Abrar Jan 03, 2014 01:27am

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

A shah Jan 03, 2014 02:20am

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

pathanoo Jan 03, 2014 02:24am

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

A shah Jan 03, 2014 02:25am

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

nabil Jan 03, 2014 02:31am

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

Chaudhry Jan 03, 2014 03:10am

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

Butt Jan 03, 2014 03:22am

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

Bharat Jan 03, 2014 04:38am

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

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

Bharat Jan 03, 2014 04:40am

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

iaquat Jan 03, 2014 04:46am

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

Ali Hassan Bhatti Jan 03, 2014 05:03am

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

Shahpur Jan 03, 2014 06:24am

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

Yawar Jan 03, 2014 07:03am

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

Waseem Jan 03, 2014 07:37am

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

khan Jan 03, 2014 08:41am

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

Zobia Khan Jan 03, 2014 08:57am

@razia: Fat chance!

Zobia Khan Jan 03, 2014 09:00am

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

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

Zobia Khan Jan 03, 2014 09:01am

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

Zobia Khan Jan 03, 2014 09:02am

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

fazal Jan 03, 2014 09:15am

Nawaz Sharif will never learn.

junaid Jan 03, 2014 09:21am

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

junaid Jan 03, 2014 09:22am

God bless Musharaf

RealityWatch Jan 03, 2014 10:03am

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

Asim Jan 03, 2014 10:33am

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

Anon Jan 03, 2014 11:49am

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

muhammad Jan 03, 2014 02:21pm

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

muhammad Jan 03, 2014 03:18pm

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

fazal Jan 03, 2014 07:27pm

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

jdshami Jan 04, 2014 07:17am

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

Zaheer Jan 04, 2014 01:55pm

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

Kamran Jan 04, 2014 03:03pm

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

nazir Jan 05, 2014 10:34pm

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