Musharraf’s verdict to ensure supremacy of law: Siraj

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Faisalabad

Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Senator Sirajul Haq has said the ruling of special court in Pervez Musharraf high treason case will ensure the supremacy of the constitution and strengthen the democracy in Pakistan.
In a statement issued from Mansoora on Tuesday, Sirajul Haq said, ‘Indeed it is great decision in 72 years history of the country. The verdict will have far reaching impact on the future politics of Pakistan.’
The verdict will strengthen the people’s trust on the country’s judicial system, he added. Since the special court announced death sentence to the former military ruler finding him guilty of high treason, the JI chief demanded the government make arrangements to bring the former dictator back to Pakistan. He also called for holding accountable those who had allowed Pervez Musharraf to go abroad.
He said crimes of Musharraf were countless and one of the biggest was that he threw the country in an endless war on American pressure. The former dictator, he said, destroyed the democracy and made attack on ideology of the country. He warned the PTI government against taking any step to save the skin of Pervez Musharraf, saying Imran Khan’s government will further lose its credibility if it tried to defend the former ruler.
JI Naib Emir Liaqat Baloch also demanded the government immediately take measures to ensure presence of Pervez Musharraf in the country. He said judiciary earned more respect in the eyes of the public and now it was responsibility of the parliament to take step for the supremacy of the constitution and protection of democracy in the country.—INP