Govt advises Musharraf to ‘surrender’ to court

Govt advises Musharraf to ‘surrender’ to court

LAHORE: Minister for Information and Broadcasting Pervaiz Rashid on Saturday advised former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf to surrender before the special court in a high treason case.
Talking to the media, the minister said the former army chief was in hospital to escape the trial against him.
He added the former dictator was “physically fit but he has lost his abilities to make decisions”. Musharraf is in trouble because of his own strategies, the minister said. “The hospital has proved a blind alley for him. If Musharraf comes out, he faces the court while inside the hospital he will be operated on and stitched by doctors,” he said.
Musharraf would have to face the law, he added.
About Musharraf’s possible exile, he said the law and constitution were supreme and equal for all. “There is no room in law that a culprit could leave the country without being tried,” he added.
The minister said that every option would be used to deal with militancy and establish writ of the government. He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is determined to ensure rule of law and “this will be ensured on every inch of the land and writ of the government will be established”. 

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