Senate adopts resolution to arrest Musharraf

January 23, 2012

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

ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution against former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf demanding his arrest upon arrival to Pakistan and registration of a case under article 6 of the Constitution.

Senator Mian Raza Rabbani moved the resolution which was adopted unanimously.

He said that Musharraf twice abrogated the constitution, arrested the judges of superior judiciary and compromised the national interests.

Pervez Musharraf also dented the national economy and inflicted colossal loss to national exchequer, said the senator.

Earlier, Mian Raza Rabbani moved a motion and informed the chair that Senators Afrasyab Khan Khattak, Professor Khursheed Ahmed, Abdul Rahim Mandokhel and Raja Zafarul Haq intend to move a resolution against the former dictator.

The chairman of the Senate asked the members to start a debate if they wanted to take part in the discussion on the resolution.

Rabbani said that the resolution was self-explanatory and the members did not want any discussion on it.