‘Musharraf should be tried for May 12 massacre’
Karachi: Sindh High Court (SHC) Chief Justice Mushir Alam has said that former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf should be tried in court for his involvement in the May 12, 2007 tragedy in Karachi, which left about 50 persons dead.
According to The News, Chief Justice Alam, addressing a seminar to commemorate the sacrifices made by lawyers and civil society for the independence of the judiciary on May 12, 2007, said, “Lawyers, civil society and the democratic forces wanted to welcome the then chief justice on his arrival in the city on May 12, 2007, but everyone witnessed that the entire city became hostage to miscreants and every route leading to the courts had been sealed”.
He recalled how he along with other judges were present in the chamber of the then SHC Chief Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed, when members of the Karachi Bar Association informed the CJ that they were besieged in the city court premises by the miscreants, and sought orders for their safety.
“The SHC chief justice called the inspector general of police, but he excused himself from appearing, and when a high-ranking state official was informed about the situation he had said: “Would you people want to make arrangements for the funerals of the lawyers?” he added.