Former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf has claimed that he invoked the Nov 3, 2007 emergency after holding consultations with former chief of army staff retired Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and the senior civilian and military hierarchy, a media report said today.
Dawn.com reported that Musharraf said Gen Kayani became the chief of army staff on Nov 27, 2007, but he did not revoke the emergency. "By not revoking the same, Gen Kayani is also a principal offender," he alleged.
"This is the first time that Gen Musharraf has directly dragged Gen Kayani into the emergency issue since the PML-N government had filed a (high treason) complaint against him in a special court in December 2013," the report said.
In a statement, recorded before the joint investigation team (JIT) of the Federal Investigation Agency, the former military ruler termed the former army chief "principal offender" in the case.
The report said that Musharraf insisted that in addition to Gen Kayani he had consulted the senior military and civilian leadership, including the then prime minister Shaukat Aziz, before imposing the emergency.