Pervez Musharraf: Traitor or a Saviour
Sharif announced high treason trial of Musharraf in his speech to the National Assembly in June, right after returning to power by winning general election 2013.
The special court while hearing the treason case against former President of Pakistan Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf has issued an order for Pervez Musharraf to appear before the court tomorrow. The court has also warned the former President that if he fails to appear in tomorrow's hearing, then the court can also issue his arrest orders.
ARY News asked the general public about their opinion related to the treason trial against Pervez Musharraf, people of different creed and age groups expressed diverse opinions about the trial.
An old man stated that Musharraf degraded Pakistani nation especially religious clerics and he must be hanged, while a mid aged man said that we shouldn't blame anyone as a traitor before looking at our own selves.
Meanwhile, another person came with a stance that the dictator must be accused for abrogating the Constitution of Pakistan.
An angry youth said not only Musharraf but all of our politicians are corrupt and they all must be accused and punished for their sins.
One such person while regarding the services of Pervez Musharraf as better than others, said that the issue What Musharraf did and what should be the consequences etc, should all wind up now.
A young girl, seemingly unaware of the political scenario of Pakistan simply stated that "Musharraf was better than Zardari", while another man appeared to be a diehard fan of the former President stated that Musharraf did not abrogate the Constitution of Pakistan and if he is accused as a traitor then former dictators should also be declared the same.
Whatsoever, January 2nd, 2014 is going to be a tough day for the former President of Pakistan and if he does not appear before the court then it could also be followed by his possible arrest.
The special court will decide the fate of Gen. (R) Pervez Musharraf but acknowledgement of his services by a section of public is for sure a moment of concern for the Government and rest of the politicians and for a democratic Government demand of its masses holds a vital significance.
It is to be noted that first time in Pakistan's history a former military leader will be tried for high treason.
Musharraf had other charges too and he had already been granted bail in three high profile cases: the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti, and the detention of many key court judges.