No need to 'flee' the country, says Musharraf

Musharraf says he would return back to the country if allowed to leave for medical reasons


Web Desk August 10, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Sunday said he didn't need to 'flee' the country as all cases registered against him are baseless and politically motivated.

"I am not afraid and don't need to flee the country," said the former military ruler, while addressing an All Pakistan Muslim League convention in Islamabad.

“My health is getting better but I need to go abroad for medical tests,” he said, adding that he would return to the country to defend himself in all cases registered against him in the court of law.

Further, Musharraf said the country’s economy has worsened and corruption has risen since the end of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s rule. He also condemned the Model Town clashes on June 17 and August 8.

“The masses have been living under difficult conditions for the past six years; there are no jobs and poverty is increasing.”

Earlier today, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Raja Zafarul Haq claimed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is under pressure to allow the former military dictator safe passage out of the country. Indirectly referring to the ongoing agitation against the government, Haq reportedly said the “whole drama” in the country was taking place in order to get the former president released.

Cases levelled against Musharraf

Five charges have been levelled against Musharraf. He is accused of issuing “an unconstitutional and unlawful Proclamation of Emergency Order, 2007” on November 3 of that year, where he subverted the Constitution.

Musharraf is also charged with issuing the Provisional Constitution Order No 1 of 2007 that empowered the president to amend the 1973 Constitution from time to time and he also suspended the Fundamental Rights enshrined in Articles 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19 and 25 of the Constitution.

Three other cases have been registered against him. All five charges are offences of high treason punishable under Section 2 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973, according to the charge sheet.

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COMMENTS (36)

TellTheTruth | 6 years ago | Reply

@truthbetold: Oh please, cut the Boll Krat!

Your men shuld kno Betta . At least he is not investing in India and selling Pak kids future for pennies to them! Crashing Pak sugar mills and opening his own in Madagascar & Ceylon. Doing business within India while while he is stealing and damning most all if our waters. >>At least he didn't borrow money from Pak Banks to invest elsewhere for him and his "friends" in billions that even the lending Pak banks filed bankruptcy. Get some education, please. Supporters of ruthless extremists have blood on their hands too... of 50,000 Pak citizens from all walk of life.

truthbetold | 6 years ago | Reply

@Jawaid:

" Perhaps his masters sponsor his lecture just to whiten his black money as a payment to have sold Pakistan. And his book is just a substandard hopscotch again sponsored by his masters to whiten his black money."

You are dead on. As a payback for Musharraf's "services" to the US, the so-called lectures were arranged by the CIA to legitimize the payback to Mush. Who would pay to listen to this idiot? The "lectures" were a very clever way to pay him off. Musharraf's estimated wealth of $50M-$100M is way over his army and other Pakistan based income.

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