Govt solely responsible if Musharraf doesn’t return

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Sawan Khaskheli

Badin/Sukkur—Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah has stated that the government will be responsible if former president general (Retd) Pervez Musharraf refuses to return to the country. Shah said that he hoped no compromise will be made over democracy.
Talking to the media, Khurshid Shah opposed government claims regarding Musharraf’s travel saying that the Supreme Court had stated that the decision to allow Musharraf to travel abroad rested with the government.
Shah stated that he is not concerned if the decision for allowing Musharraf to leave the country was taken due to a deal, due to pressurizing or simply just get rid of the issue, adding that the gov-ernment will be solely responsible if Musharraf’s decides not to return to the country.
Shah sarcastically expressed that Musharraf’s oxygen in the hospital was immediately taken off after the court’s decision. The leader of the Opposition further added that Musharraf had ended Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s democratic government. He stated that along with Musharraf, Article 6 should be implemented on all those responsible for breaking the constitutional laws.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Pakistan People’s Party district Badin has took a rally on yesterday against resenting the former ruler’s departure from the country and led by MNA, Sardar Kamal Khan Chang, President, PPP, district Badin, Dr. Aziz Memon, District General Secretary, PPP, Badin and others. Rally was took place from Allah-Walla Chowk Badin and con-cluded at Badin Press Club, wherein they charged the PML-N government with facilitating Pervez Musharraf to leave the country under a ‘secret deal’ despite the fact he was accused in a high treason case.
Hundreds workers of PPP, carrying placards and banners inscribed with slogans against “compromise with PML-N and Gen Musharraf”. The PPP workers decried what they termed a secret deal between the two and close associates from inside playing rivals in the public. “It is the darkest day for democracy when nation helplessly watched the worst dictator flying abroad carrying the allegations of sedition,” the protesters added.
“By allowing ‘the killer of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Akbar Bugti, the Nawaz-government has committed an equally offence,” said, MNA, Sardar Kamal Khan Chang while addressing the protesters. He said former ruler’s dictator would not returns back like Nawaz Sharif.
Moreover, Mr. Chang said that despite emergency promulgation in Pakistan, Shaheed BB returned back to country and compelled the dictator to resign from his high portfolio.

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