Musharraf to be put on trial upon return to Pakistan: Report

Last Updated: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 14:41

Islamabad: If former dictator Pervez Musharraf returns to Pakistan to participate in the country’s politics, the ruling Pakistan People’s Party government would put him on trial in the Nawab Akbar Bugti murder case as well as illegal detention of Supreme Court judges case, sources aware of the ‘exit deal’ have revealed.
Sources said in case the former dictator breached the clandestine deal, the law would take its own course and he would have to surrender himself to the courts.

An FIR in Bugti’s murder case was lodged against Musharraf, former premier Shaukat Aziz and others with Dera Bugti police in October 2009 on the direction of Balochistan High Court while a case of illegal detention of judges of Supreme Court was registered against him on the direction of District and Sessions Judge Islamabad in August 2009.

Sources said the Government didn’t prevent the lodging of cases against Musharraf, as he had started giving political statements and was also engaged in meetings with politicians in violation of his exit deal.

Under the ‘exit deal’, it was agreed that Musharraf would lead a retired life without poking his nose in Pakistan’s politics.

Sources said that a counter strategy has been charted out by all the stakeholders, who had facilitated his safe and honourable exit, and under the plan, Musharraf would be given no concession in case he landed back.

ANI



First Published: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 14:41

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