ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Political Affairs Syed Asif Kirmani on Tuesday said that the political leaders face courts but dictators flee from the country, referring to General (r) Pervaiz Musharraf’s non-appearance before the court in Benazir murder case.
Talking to media, he said, “Political leaders have their roots in masses and appear before the court in respect of law and constitution. But, courts should also bring back the dictator and absconder dictator”.
When Kirmani was asked why Pervaiz Musharraf was not being summoned by the courts, he said, the nation knows that dictators always flee the countries and political leaders remain among the masses and face the court as former prime minister Nawaz Sharif did.
Answering a question about the appearance of Nawaz Sharif’s children before the court, he said that the court has been informed that wife of Nawaz Sharif was ill and undergoing surgeries. Therefore, the children were with their mother.
When an incident of manhandling a journalist was brought to his notice, Kirmani condemned the incident and assured the journalists that investigation will be carried out into the matter.