Parliamentarians express mixed reaction over Musharraf’s indictment

ISLAMABAD: Parliamentarians from treasury and opposition benches Monday expressed mixed reaction over the indictment on treason of former dictator General (Rtd) Pervez Musharraf.

Participating in a debate on law and order situation in the National Assembly, they lauded the indictment on treason of General (r) Pervez Musharraf and urged the government to ensure fool proof security to Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto .

Speaking on the occasion PPP’s Abdul Sattar Bachani demanded the parliamentarians to critisize all the elements, who had abrogated the constitution since 1977.

He appreciated the bold step of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif for registering a case against a dictator General Pervez Musharraf in the light of Article Six of the constitution.

Bachani urged the parliamentarians to legislate and disqualify the supporters/companions of dictators. Dr. Nafisa Shah of PPP condemned the life threat given to Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh government by a banned organisation. She alleged that terrorists wanted to divide the nation.

Mian Abdul Mannan of PML-N urged devising national unity to eliminate terrorism from the country with mutual cooperation instead of criticising eachother.

Syed Asif Hasnain of MQM condemned attack on Raza Romi, an anchor and called for introducing metrobus Service in Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta. He also cricised the proposed extension of Quota system and said case of Pervez Musharraf should be left to judiciary.

Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamat e Islami criticised some members of Parliament who supported Pervez Musharraf directly or indirectly in the National Assembly.

He urged the government of PML-N to unveil the findings of the assassination of former Prime Minister Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto which PPP government could not do during its five years term.

He appealed the government not to accept any pressure into the matter of General Pervez Musharraf’s case. He condemned the murderous attack on Raza Romi and threats to Bilawal Bhutto.

Naeema Kishwar said threatening politicians was a shameful act of terrorists outfits, adding that her leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman was also threatened by the miscreants.

She appreciated the government’s stance over drone attacks and peace talks with Taliban.
PPP’s Imran Zafar Leghari said death with dignity was far better than the life with humiliation and termed Punjab as big brother.

He urged the government to provide adequate security to all those who were facing threats from different quarters.

Ali Muhammad Khan of PTI criticised an anchor of private news channel for giving coverage to terrorists for one hour without justification. Everyone should be held accountable either they were parliamentarians or dictators for their abrogating the constitution, he added.