Published On: Wed, Jan 1st, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Action against Pervez Musharraf, constitutional, legal: Raja Zafar-ul-Haq

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ISLAMABAD: Leader of the House in Senate, Senator Raja Zafar-ul-Haq has said that action against former President Pervez Musharraf was being taken according to constitution and law.

Addressing an event regarding Pakistan-Sudan relationship, held under the auspices of Muslim Institute on Tuesday, he said that Musharraf was vying to politicize the issue; “but his endeavour to create friction between Army and government would fall flat” he assured.

He also said that government would rather avoid asking Army for a reaction over the current statement of President Musharraf, since Army and masses were in unison.

Referring to the issue of Sudan, the senator said that Sudan had been through difficult times, and its masses had a great strength of tolerance to face the situation equally perpetuated by Muslim countries.
He said that investors exit the country facing civil war; “hence it was the crying need of the hour to strengthen mutual relations between two countries”, he stressed.

Speaking on the occasion Gen (Retd) Hamid Gul, held Sudan as historically important, and wondered whatever happened to Pakistan’s offer of exploring oil from Sudan.

Talking to media afterwards, Gen (Retd) Hamid Gul said that Pervez Musharraf would be given minimum of whatever sentence, because Musharraf had tarnished the image of Pakistan Army.

He also berated Musharraf for trying to politicize his case like (late) Z.A. Bhutto, and not paying attention to his Court case, which could ensure his punishment.

Sudanese ambassador Ashani Ahmad Muhammad said that both Pakistan and Sudan faced different problems, while resource-rich Sudan was gateway to African continent for Pakistan.

The Palestinian ambassador Waleed Abu Ali said that Sudan was a large country through its geographical size, and was a food basket for Arab continent: “but OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) was not cooperating with Sudan”, he regretted.
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