Earlier this week General (retd) Pervez Musharraf was handed a death sentence by a special court in Islamabad. The magnitude of the court’s verdict left the internet divided with celebrities not shying away from giving their own opinion on the matter.
Unlike others, Hamza Ali Abbassi lauded the judiciary’s decision in a series of tweets.
The actor used the opportunity to justify the court’s earlier verdict against Nawaz Sharif to critics.
After #Musharraf verdict, Will PML N & our SUPER INTELLECTUALS now apologise for their allegations abt Judiciary being Establishment's puppet when Nawaz's verdict came out?
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) December 17, 2019
“After #Musharraf verdict, will PML-N & our super intellectuals now apologise for their allegations about the judiciary being the establishment’s puppet when Nawaz’s verdict came out?” he tweeted.
He talked about how the courts should employ a similar process in corruption cases against overseas PML-N members
Also, now that this decision has created great example that trial can be concluded & sentence given even if accused is not present, will courts now apply this also to Ishaq Dar, Hassan Sharif, Hussain Sharif & others? https://t.co/kBuhbmj2IG
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) December 18, 2019
“Also, now that this decision has created a great example that a trial can be concluded & sentence be given even if accused is not present. Will courts now apply this also to Ishaq Dar, Hassan Sharif, Hussain Sharif & others?” he tweeted.
While Hamza didn’t exactly bash Musharraf, he did go on to dismiss the notion that the verdict came out of the judiciary’s biases.
To all those supporting Musharraf, express ur disagreement/anger at the decision but accusing judges/SC of being anti Army/Pro Nawaz makes u no different than Nawaz supporters who branded this same SC & Judges as puppets of Army Estb. when verdict against Nawaz came out. THINK!
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) December 19, 2019
“To all those supporting Musharraf, express your disagreement and anger at the decision but accusing judges and Supreme Court of being anti Army and Pro Nawaz makes you no different than Nawaz supporters who branded the same SC & judges as puppets of Army establishment,when verdict against Nawaz came out. Think!” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Mehwish Hayat and Shaan Shahid along with some others went on to express their support for former president.
A very famous Irish Soldier, Thomas Francis Meagher said…
"The treason of which I stand convicted loses all its guilt, has been sanctified as a duty, and will be ennobled as a sacrifice."#Musharraf #MusharrafVerdict
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) December 17, 2019
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) December 17, 2019
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