ISLAMABAD: Releasing a 16-point charge sheet against the former president Pervez Musharraf PML-N has called for his trial under article 6 of the constitution besides bringing him back to country, transforming his resignation into dismissal and withdrawing all the facilities from him.
Charge sheet said general Musharraf illegally took over Pakistan on October 12, 1999. After illegally taking over Pakistan, he committed enormous serious crimes against the constitution, the state and the people of Pakistan.
Charge sheet further stated his rule brought innumerable miseries to the people of Pakistan. He has been the most corrupted, callous, immoral and ruthless ruler of the country and people were subservient to his whims and wishes. It is high time, he be tried otherwise Pakistan would never be able to get rid of imprudent, self-righteous Napoleonic idiocy of military regimes.
PML-N demanded that that a national culprit be brought into the court of law and be tried under article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan.
PMLN aims to stop forever, the violations of the constitution of Pakistan and ensure that no one even think to impose martial law ever in the country, charge sheet added.
Recounting the misdeeds of General ® Pervez Musharraf Musharraf charge sheet said Gen. Pervez Musharraf imposed [illegal Army] Martial Law in the country twice, subverted the Constitution and violated the oath taken by him as Army chief. He kept the elected Prime Minister [Muhammad Nawaz Sharif behind bars in the Attock Fort, [illegally] detained judges of the superior courts [Supreme Court and High Courts] with their family members and imposed [military] dictatorship at gunpoint. This way, he acted against the Constitution of Pakistan in 1999, overthrew an elected government and dissolved assemblies thus being liable to be tried for high treason under Article 6 of the Constitution.
Musharraf violated the Constitution again on 3rd November, 2007 when he imposed emergency, which has been termed as mini-Martial Law and destroyed judiciary in the country. He is on record to have said that he acted extra-constitutionally on 3rd November, 2007.
Citing to Kargil Misadventure charge sheet stated Pervez Musharraf planned and undertook the Kargil misadventure, concealing it from the elected government, sacrificing some 800 [Pakistan Army] officers and men of the Army in the process.
Musharraf used Pakistan Army as his personal force, tried to corrupt it and gave promotion to his blue-eyed officers. He used the Army for different unconstitutional and illegal actions meant to prolong his rule, badly affecting the credibility of the national institution.
Musharraf pushed the Army into an undeclared war against its own people without seeking approval from the Prime Minister, Cabinet and Parliament, which has so far resulted in the killing of over 1,000 Army men. Suicide bombings in reaction have also claimed lives of a large number of Pakistanis, charge sheet said. .
Former president blackmailed and subjected different people to torture and abuse, using the National Accountability Bureau [NAB] to form a [PML-Q] political party. This was he hereby, indulged the Pakistan Army in the illegal act of getting involved in the politics which is again an unpardonable crime.
Referring to Nawab Akbar Bugti murder, charge sheet said Musharraf got Nawab Akbar Bugti killed in cold blood to implement the threat he had earlier hurled on him and congratulated the people involved in the killing after the act.
During Musharraf regime thousands of Baloch political workers were made victims of enforced disappearance, with their family members still unaware of their whereabouts. Various Baloch leaders, including Akhtar Mengal, were implicated in false cases and jailed.
About Lal Masjid incident charge sheet said the Lal Masjid [Red Mosque of Islamabad] was attacked on the pressure of external powers [the Israeli-Zionist Bush-Cheney Junta of War Criminals], resulting in the death of hundreds of innocent boys and girls.
Musharraf abducted , handed over and sold Pakistani Citizen. The numbers are in thousands. Nobody till today, knows where these people are. For this crime only he should be hanged several times. Over 650 of the [Pakistani and Afghan] people illegally picked up from different parts of the country were handed over to the United States in return for dollars. This he [Traitor Musharraf] admitted in his book.
He was charged with setting new examples of cronyism, nepotism, corruption and favoritism. During his eight years in power, Gen. Musharraf made billions of rupees as his close associates got massive contracts from NHA, OGDC, PIA, besides earning billions of rupees in defense deals.
Musharraf illegally deposed the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on 9th March 2007, subjected him to torture and unlawfully confined him and his family including small children disallowing anyone to see him or his children going to schools. The Supreme Court on 20th July 2007 in a landmark decision overthrew his illegal orders and reinstated the Chief Justice. He attacked the judiciary again on 3rd November, 2007, enforced emergency, a Martial Law in real terms, acted against the Constitution and deposed 60 superior court judges in one go imprisoning most of them.
Circumstances hint that General Musharraf had played inevitable role in the ruthless killings of 48 precious lives and burning of lawyers on Karachi on May 12 while the deposed Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was supposed to address the lawyers community in the same city. Similarly, more than 150 human lives were demolished on the day when the PPP leader Benazir Bhutto returned in the country after her exile of 9 years on October 18, 2007. He never bothered to hold any inquiry to probe into the happenings and bring about the truth. The people of Pakistan want to know as to who was behind these incidents, charge sheet disclosed.
On October 05, 2007, General Musharraf issued the worst ever law in the history of civilized world. NRO is in direct conflict with the spirit of constitution. NRO was for the protection of corruption which nullified such cases which only the courts were competent to decide.
First he over the country illegally by ousting the elected government and perpetuated his rule through an unconstitutional referendum and a so-called vote of confidence from the Electoral College. Later on, he being an army chief contested the presidential election in 2007 which was again violation of the Constitution of Pakistan as well as his oath an army chief. All his acts as well as his election to presidency in 2007 were in clear violation of the Constitution. This again made him an offender under the article 6 and 43 of the constitution and a violator of his oath as the army chief under 244 of the constitution.
Pakistan Muslim League-N (PMLN) has always opposed the idea of giving a safe exit to Musharraf and it does believe that it is still the best and a fit case for trial under Article 6 of the Constitution. Reconciliation policy of the government extended to General Musharraf was meaningless as it was nothing but a folly to encourage such national criminals to keep on playing with the fortunes of the poor people of Pakistan.
PM L-N demanded in the charge sheet that Musharraf be contacted through the inter pole and brought back to Pakistan making sure his production before the court of law to try him for the misdeeds by invoking article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan for the purpose to penalize him against his crimes against the constitution of Pakistan, the state of Pakistan and the people of Pakistan.
Commission on the Kargil be formulated so that those responsible for the misadventure could be brought to book.
An independent commission be constituted for purpose to probe into the situation which had lead death of more than 48 people. General Musharraf be penalized for violation the human rights in lieu of NRO, abductions, massacre, disappeared people and putting curbs on the media and his resignation be transformed into dismissal h entire fringe benefits be revoked , facilitation and immunities which he is currently enjoying as a retired government official be withdrawn
An independent commission be constituted to inquire into the matter which he admitted in his book named “In the Line of Fire” with special reference to his revelations that he had been receiving a handful amount mounting to billions of US dollars for the war against terror and handing over the people to the United States which are known as missing persons.