Musharraf treason trial has no link with army: minister


LAHORE: Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said that treason case against former president General Pervez Musharraf was not connected to the army and that the people, who were attempting to link the case to the army, were betraying Pakistan.
Talking to the press on Saturday, Iqbal said that Musharraf’s legal team was trying to create problems in the country and this was the worst kind of conspiracy.“Pakistan cannot bear these kinds of conspiracies,” he said, adding that anyone who tried to weaken the political system was an enemy of the state. He said that the army is a respectable institution and everyone pays due respect to it, adding that every soldier is considered as a national asset. The army had washed the stains of Musharraf with hard work and struggle and to connect the case of Musharraf with the army was disloyalty to the country, he added. 
He said that the Protection of Pakistan Ordinance (PPO) would be promulgated for two years only due to extraordinary conditions prevailing in the country. 
Iqbal said that it was everyone’s constitutional responsibility not to compromise on national integrity and stability. 

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