PESHAWAR: A day after former president Pervez Musharraf’s return to Pakistan following more than four years of self-exile, a writ petition was filed against him in the Peshawar High Court to declare him a traitor of the country.
Barrister Bacha Advocate moved the petition and nominated Musharraf, the federal and provincial governments, the chief of army and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) stating that the former president had suspended the Constitution of Pakistan many times under article 6.
“Musharraf has handed over a large number of people to the US over the alleged charges of their involvement in terrorism. They are locked up in Guantanamo and Bagram cells, he has admitted it in his book,” the petitioner said.
Bacha further said the ECP should not accept his nomination papers untill the decision of the petition is not announced and if any other party gives him a ticket to contest, then his membership should be suspended.
A two-member bench will start a hearing of the petition in a few of days.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 27th, 2013.
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