Sharif demands Musharraf be put on trial for treason
Lahore, Oct 12: Dubbing former military dictator Pervez Musharraf as "most corrupt, callous, immoral and ruthless ruler of Pakistan", the Nawaz Sharif led PML-N has demanded that the government seek Interpol help to bring him back home to face trial for treason.
Making public a chargesheet against Musharraf who ousted PML-N Government in a bloodless coup 11 years ago, the Party has said the former dictators' misdeeds included imposition of martial law, Kargil misadventure in which 800 officers and men of the Army were sacrificed, concealing the war from public, murder of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti and killings in the Lal Masjid.
The 10-page chargesheet with 14 accusations and seven demands comes at a time when Musharraf has launched a move to return to active politics through his new party, the All Pakistan Muslim League.
Sharif's Party is not alone in trying to prevent return to Pakistan of the 67-year-old Musharraf who is now in self imposed exile in London.
In a sharp denunciation, President Asif Ali Zardari has said dictators and persons in uniform have played games with Pakistan in the past but they will be unable to do so any more, in an apparent reference to Musharraf.
The PML-N said the country will never be able to "get rid of the imprudent, self-righteous Napoleonic idiocy of military regimes" unless the former President is put on trial. The key objective of the chargesheet is to bring Musharraf, now living in self-exile in London, into a Pakistani court and try him for treason.
The party demanded the formation of a commission to bring to book those responsible for the Kargil misadventure.
Musharraf has said his planned comeback has unnerved PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, but Pervaiz Rashid, a spokesperson for the party, rejected the impression that it chose the timing of the release of the chargesheet out of anxiety.
"Nervous is he who has fled the country, while Nawaz (Sharif) had returned to the country when the army general was in power and had been claiming that he would not allow the former Prime Minister to return home," said Rashid.
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