Govt should take parliament into confidence on Musharraf issue: Khursheed


ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly on Monday said that the government should have taken the Parliament into confidence for allowing Pervez Musharraf to go abroad for medical treatment.

Speaking in Joint Session of the Parliament, he said if the issue of allowing Musharraf to travel abroad was brought before the Parliament it would have raised stature of the Parliament.

He said the Parliament and democratic forces had always played a greater role in strengthening of democracy and democratic institutions and never bowed to any pressure, adding that the government should give due importance to this august house and take it into confidence on all major issues.

He said it was not the PPP but the present government that had decided to try Musharraf under Article 6, as he [Musharraf] had toppled a democratic government in 1999 and arrested an elected Prime Minister, adding that instead of trying him for a treason case he was allowed to travel abroad.