Treason: Senate passes resolution calling for Musharraf's trial

Senator Raza Rabbani says Musharraf should not be given preferential treatment.


Web Desk April 19, 2013
Screenshot showing senators addressing press conference.

ISLAMABAD: A resolution calling for the trial of former president Pervez Musharraf for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution was unanimously passed in the Senate, Express News reported on Friday.

Members of the Senate including Ishaq Dar and Raza Rabbani addressed the media, following the senate session.

Rabbani, while commenting on Musharraf’s imprisonment in his farmhouse, said the retired general was a self-proclaimed president and should not be given preferential treatment.

“We all are equal and we all should be treated equally,” he said.

Earlier on April 18, the Islamabad High Court issued arrest order for Musharraf, however, he fled the court premises without getting arrested. He was taken to his residence in Chak Shahzad by his security convoy.

Today, Musharraf surrendered to the authorities and his farmhouse was declared a sub-jail. The court also granted two-day transit remand of the former president.

COMMENTS (32)

Pathan | 7 years ago | Reply

it speaks that our politicians are united on one account, at least. with Musharaf behind the bars, their combined ego will be satisfied. He is the only culprit in this country. Asghar Khan case, 1997 attack on supreme court, swiss accounts, surrey palace etc are all hoax. WELL DONE, the politics of guarding each other's interests

asim | 7 years ago | Reply

what about the current president dear senators? For which SC wrote to swiss courts but you never passed any resolution for his impeachment.

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