Musharraf to be tried for treason: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, June 24 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Monday announced that the country's former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf would be tried for high treason.

Musharraf faces charges of abrogating the Constitution of Pakistan and detaining judges of the higher judiciary after imposing emergency Nov 3, 2007, Geo News reported.

Speaking in the National Assembly Monday, Sharif said Musharraf would be held accountable for subverting the Constitution of Pakistan, stopping judges of higher judiciary from working through illegal orders and taking unconstitutional steps of imposing emergency.

The prime minister said there had been a tug of war between democracy and dictatorship and added that political parties and intellectuals didn't let the flag of democracy fall.

Musharaff will be tried under Article 6 which states any person abrogating or subverting or suspending or holding in abeyance, or attempting or conspiring to abrogate or subverting or suspending or holding in abeyance the Constitution by use of force or show of force or by any other unconstitutional means shall be guilty of high treason.


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