Musharraf can ‘never be a traitor’: Pak Army in ‘pain and sorrow’ after treason case decision

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RAWALPINDI: On Tuesday Pakistan Army said that it was in a lot of pain and anguish after the special court announced its decision in the high treason case against former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, penalizing him to death.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations issued an official statement today, describing how the decision was being received by the workforce of Pakistan armed forces.

The statement read: “An ex-Army Chief, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and President of Pakistan, who has served the country for over 40 years in past, fought wars for the defense of the country can surely never be a traitor.”

The statement further said that the due legal process in the case has been ignored ‘including constitution of special court, denial of fundamental right of self defense— undertaking individual – specific proceedings and concluding the case in haste’.

The ISPR statement on the decision said that the armed forces expect that justice will be dispensed — in line with the Constitution of Pakistan.

Earlier yesterday, the special court formed to hear the high treason case – sentenced the former dictator to death — for imposing a state of emergency on November 3, 2007.

The PML-N started the high treason case against Musharraf — over imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in November 2007.

The former army chief was charged in March 2014 after he appeared before the court. He rejected all charges against him.

In later proceedings, the former military ruler was declared an absconder in the case over non-appearance before the court. 

On March 18, 2016, the former president left Pakistan for Dubai to seek medical treatment after his name was removed from the no fly list on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Analysis:

Pakistan army’s statement is really very strong as they all get stand with Musharaf. On social media many people are condemning this decision against Pervez Musharraf. Which is also a good sign in Musharraf’s favor.

The are people commenting against this verdict and showing proving that Musharraf was not a traitor but he gave his sincere service in favor of Pakistan and its people.

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