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Tahirul Qadri comes to Musharraf's rescue

02 January, 2014

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LAHORE: The Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief, Dr Tahirul Qadri, has come forward to defend the former military dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf against his trial for treason for violating the Constitution and overthrowing the elected democratic government.

Dr Qadri termed Musharraf's trial personal victimisation and said all those who had joined hands with Musharraf -- including politicians, judges and bureaucrats -- should also be tried under Article 6 of the Constitution, and the trial should be held from Oct. 1999.

He was addressing the PAT central working committee on phone from Canada, says a press release issued here on Wednesday. Dr Qadri who fully backed Gen (retd) Musharraf in his bid to become president through referendum in 2002, said: "If Gen Musharraf's martial law was unconstitutional, then Gen Zia's martial law must also be declared unconstitutional, and all those who backed those generals should be put to indiscriminate trial from 1999."

Dr Qadri said PAT and Imran Khan's PTI could join hands to bring peaceful revolution in the country since both parties had similar objectives which were bringing them closer. Both parties might be standing on the same pitch very soon, he hoped, terming any alliance between the two parties natural whereas any other alliance of political forces unnatural. He said he was in contact with Imran and both of them were bound to meet shortly. He said both PAT and PTI were coming closer since both had the same goal and wanted to chalk out a similar course of action for eradication of corruption and lawlessness. He warned that those supporting extremists and terrorists could never become PAT's allies.

Qadri said he wanted to make Pakistan modern, with no room for Mullah-ism and extremism in it. He said he wanted real democracy which guaranteed justice and equal rights for the poor, minorities and women.

Courtesy: The News

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