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MQM to hold big rally in support of Gen (r) Musharraf

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Dec, 2019. 04:23 pm
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Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P) announced to hold a big rally on Sunday to voice solidarity with former president

MQM-P convener and Federal Minister Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui addressed press conference in Karachi.

He also raised questions regarding the decision against Pervez Musharraf.

He demanded the chief justice to take notice of the language that has been used in the detailed verdict of the case and said it hurt the feelings of the nation.

All the blame has been put on a single person, he said.

Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui further added that the verdict has also raised question on the system of merit.

We want to see such a judicial system in Pakistan in which the rich and the poor are treated equally.

Musharraf’s Death Sentence

Former Military Ruler and President General Retired Musharraf sentenced to death in high treason case.

Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth headed the bench and took up the high treason case.

Three of the two judges supported the verdict.

On behalf of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the prosecution team, led by Advocate Ali Zia Bajwa, preyed upon the court to amend the indictment against the former military ruler.

According to the verdict, Pervez Musharraf had violated the constitution on November 3, 2007.

Verdict stated that violation of constitution proved against Pervez Musharraf and he awarded death penalty under Article 6.

The high treason case against the former president for clamping the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007.

The case has been pending since December 2013.

Although the special court had announced that it would deliver its verdict in the case today.

However, the government’s prosecutor, Advocate Ali Zia Bajwa, said they had submitted three petitions today.

Moreover, DG ISPR tweeted the press release about the statement on decision by special court about General Pervez Musharraf.

What is Article 6

Article 6 of the Constitution says:

“Any person who abrogates or subverts or suspends or hold in abeyance, or attempts or conspires to abrogate or subvert or suspend or hold in abeyance the Constitution by use of force or show force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.”

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