Awan urges PML-N to initiate case against Musharraf

Published: September 21, 2010
Babar Awan has said PPP will support the PML-N if they initiate a case against former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

Babar Awan has said PPP will support the PML-N if they initiate a case against former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Federal Law minister Babar Awan said that the PPP will support the PML-N if they initiate a case against former president Pervez Musharraf.

He was speaking during a debate in the National Assembly after the PML-N tabled a bill seeking changes in the High Treason Amendment Act 1973.

Musharraf recently returned to the political limelight when he claimed that he could return to the presidency, creating uproar in political circles in the country. The former president’s comments were greeted with scorn by political rivals, with the prime minister and PPP parliamentarians claiming that he will have to face the courts upon his return. Recently, the PPP General Secretary Jehangir Badar said Pervez Musharraf will be tried for Benazir Bhutto’s murder charges whenever he returns to Pakistan.

The retired general recently announced that he would be forming a new political party and would stand for parliament in the next general elections in 2013. Musharraf had earlier said that he is aware of the risks involved in returning to Pakistan and that he is not scared of the possible legal cases against him.

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  • Malik Tabeer
    Sep 21, 2010 - 1:22PM

    ahahah lolz every one scared coward Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Sep 21, 2010 - 3:51PM

    Babar Awan knows that PML (N) will not initiate because Mr. Musharaf has very loudly shouted “I am Coming”. They are in fact too much scared because Mushi is not only responsible for what happened during his time of rule. His partners throughout his rule are also equally responsible what ever or where ever things went wrong. Some are still holding very high positions. Most important thing is how to move forward, not to hang or put someone behind the bars. We must stop behaving like Hangman.Recommend

  • Patriot
    Sep 21, 2010 - 3:57PM

    Come on democrats….just do it :pRecommend

  • Sep 21, 2010 - 4:45PM

    Something seems to be seriously wrong with the AWANS of the PPP. Recommend

  • Sep 22, 2010 - 12:13AM

    And Mr Awan, who will initiate cases against those black sheep among the lawyers ranks who exacted crores of rupees from their clients assuring them to procure ‘favourable judgement’ from the judges. Recommend

  • Akbar
    Sep 22, 2010 - 12:28AM

    For two years they were sleeping and now suddenly they are scared what if he actually comes back to presidency. I dare PPP and PML N to try it. That will be their last day. The fact is they have absolutely nothing againts him which could be used in the court of law. They just have their opinions and statements. On the other hand there are thousands of court cases against both the parties. It will be a big favour to Musharraf if they file these cases because when the court will throw these cases back on their faces then they not even be left with their shallow statements.Recommend

  • Sultan Ahmed.
    Sep 22, 2010 - 8:06AM

    It is expected that
    present ruler will remained fail to overcome the issues
    flood left for them,
    such as rehabilitation,rebuilding of infrastructure and compensation of deserve people.
    it is not easy to solve these problems.
    So countdown would begin people start to remember Musharraf again.

    the rulers still failed to control on the prices of commodities of daily use,which are skyrocketing
    day by day which made the life a burning hell of every citizen,they are compelled to commit
    Center and provinces draw no attention on it,they are talking about mid term election,watching
    colored dream of prime minister ship in the broad day light.
    the situation has created chances of Musharraf to come back.

    Black clouds of unrest,once again has covered Karachi,political situation deteriorating ,no one feel safety there,target killing is touching its peak,people are being killed without any reason
    federal government looks fail to overcome the situation,
    existing circumstances are inviting to third power as indicated by MQM leader Altaf Hussain,
    In case,
    armed forces appear on political front,it will be essential for army leadership to gain help of a man
    having experience in the field of politics,it will provide chances of Musharraf ‘s enter .

    he is busy in making powerful political party,and seeking favorable situation that is expected
    in the near future due to leader’s negligence and plight of the poor people.Recommend

  • Ahmer Ali
    Sep 22, 2010 - 11:38AM

    Assalma-o-Allaikum Warahmatullah.Apparently Babar Awan’s this statement shows that Pervez Musharraf is accused of many cases but did he even see that President Zardari is also accused of many NAB references and Supreme Court cases.Why Zardari is not facing NAB and Supreme Court.If you want to appear Musharraf in the courts then first appear President Zardari in Supreme Court and NAB for the allegations and references on him and why President Zardari is being given protection of Article 248 which is extremely against the Quran’s and Sunnah’s laws of justice and equality and it is written in clear words in Quran and Sunnah that first apply any rule on yourself and then on the others.Fulfill the Islamic concepts of justice first yourself and then accuse the others of any crime and guilt.Recommend

  • Sep 23, 2010 - 7:50AM

    If Babur Awan has any courage he should come out openly and face Musharraf. The only thing that Babur Awan has done is to flout and circumvent and disobey the Supreme Court rulings and judgements.

    This will not go down well with the people who cannot be fooled any longer. If Musharraf comes back to the country he will not be an easy walk-over.

    With salams and best wishes.Recommend

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