The treason trial against Pervez Musharraf is a one-man show & reflecting personal animosity, hatred and hostility of PM Nawaz Sharif who wants to take revenge against Musharraf & to see him in handcuff, electronic media reported.
NZ govt. was dethroned by then army in a bloodless military coup when Musharraf plane was on the air & he was returning from Colombo the plane was scheduled to land at Karachi airport but pilot was not allowed.
Despite pilot constant communication with control tower at Karachi airport informing that the plane rounding since 45 minutes and its fuel had come down at critical level, including Musharraf 198 passengers were also on board & it had been potentially fatal if the plane would not have landed.
So Musharraf trial as such has been converted into a personal vendetta & initially based on maliciousness, a retaliation for the military coup in 1999. Similarly Retired Chief Justice (CJ) Supreme Court of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary also has been a party in Musharraf case.
Through NRO he enabled the politicians to come forward for general election, established a reconciliation process so that all political parties may participate in 'General Election', a conducive environment in the country developed.
Being an executive of the country Musharraf & his cabinet deemed fit, aided and abetted Musharraf to use his authority to proclaim emergency which was the need of the day to steer the state affairs considering political crisis, clashes among the institutions and judiciary involvement & its regular onslaught in parliamentary affairs were the persistent barriers obstructing to handle day to day business of the country.
One thing to note that President alone is nothing, he/she is supported and fed by the cabinet and allied govt. functionaries. Basically in a democratic set up cabinet members are the tools and strength to run the state's affairs, any action of the President certainly are attested by his abettor, collaborator & facilitator.
It instances the Article # 302 of the constitution where if someone murders or he is given instrument to kill someone being abettor & supporter, killer and supporter both fall under the category of Article 302, Musharraf lawyer Mr. Kasuree shared with media.
Suspending the constitution for 30-40 days as has been claimed in 'treason case', otherwise Musharraf had already been released granting him bail in four cases, what he faced the hearing at different location in the country that kept Musharraf seven months continue with the court, the earlier trial were
b) Attack on Islamabad Red Mosque where Abdul Rashid Ghazi & his mother was killed during military operation in 2007
c) Assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007 and
d) Killing of senior tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti in a 2006 military operation
A big dismay among civil society, intelligentsia, business magnates, bureaucrats, even in law enforcement agencies at police and military level. Not only in national media but International media also highlighting in their dailies for Musharraf treason trial.
Musharraf was placed under house arrest on April 19 following police interrogations over allegations he overstepped his powers while he was in office from 1999 to 2008. Soon after landing in Karachi he was prosecuted through a series of trial mentioned above. Nobody or any institution in the country asked him to come Pakistan, he wanted to clear the allegations leveled against by then govt. and even his name had been given to Interpol to arrest him. Musharraf said while interviewing with overseas private TV channel.
But now a high treason case has been instituted where his lawyer has asked the court to change the team of 3 judges those had been nominated by CJ and NZ upon whom Musharraf lawyers don’t trust.
An election date had already been announced, the shortest emergency in Pakistan’s history and it led to two immediate outcomes: an army chief relinquishing his command and the country moving towards elections, said by Ayaz Mir a columnist.