Lahore: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf had resigned from office and left the country under a covert deal that ensured him safe passage, according to PML-Q general secretary Mushahid Hussain.
A private TV channel quoted Mushahid as saying that Musharraf would not return to the country any time soon.
Earlier, Mushahid said that Musharraf had left the country after inking a deal with the present government under which it was agreed that he would not be prosecuted for high treason, and that one call from the Saudi government would silence Musharraf’s trial seekers.
Speaking on a television chat show, Mushahid said only a single telephone call from Saudi Arabia would stop demands for Musharraf’s trial.
While ruling out any involvement of the Armed Forces in the present crisis, he said Musharraf’s trial under Article 6 was impossible.
“The present system had no problem from the Army or the Inter-Services Intelligence or any so-called secret agencies,” The Daily Times quoted him, as saying.