FIA lacks evidence against Musharraf


The Federal Investigation Agency’s (FIA) inquiry committee has failed to gather concrete evidence against former president Pervez Musharraf.
Talking to reporters on Thursday, a member of the FIA team said that they had recorded the statements of many persons involved in the promulgation of November 3, 2007 emergency, but no concrete evidence could be gathered against Musharraf.
The officer complained about non-cooperation of several officials during the investigation.
“There is need of special court’s assistance to get solid evidences in high treason case and we are filing a very brief complaint against the former army chief,” said a member of the probe team on the condition of anonymity.
A four-member FIA committee, comprising of Khalid Qureshi, Azam Khan, Hussain Asghar and Maqsoodul Hassan is collecting evidences against Musharraf. The team had not declared the former president as lone accused in the treason case and has mentioned ‘others’ in the complaint, he added.
He said the defence secretary did not provide details of the meeting of Corps Commanders of the Pakistan Army in which the November 3, 2007 emergency was approved.
The FIA official said that they had intimated the Interior Ministry about the non-cooperation of the Defence Ministry but Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan did not take any action in this regard.