As former dictator’s trial picks up impetus, news begin to trickle in about the leading legal eagles he has hired to get him off the hook. So far, it was Ahmad Raza Kasuri – the man with ‘dabang’ demeanour and overblown confidence – leading Mush’s defence. Now more have been taken on board. Beside the old hands like Sharifudin Pirzada, S M Zafar, and Malik Qayum leading Mush’s legal team at home, some barristers and QC’s in the UK have been hired to take his case to the international forums – UN and the European Union.
I always thought Musharraf was a global citizen and not a local bird. He was always their man and played their games, so ‘they’ would not let him come in harm’s way. Even his incarceration at his luxury farmhouse must be fun since he meets his friends freely, smokes his favourite cigars, and indulges in his nerve-soothing pastime. To top it, the state provides him security at taxpayers’ expense. If it’s not having the best of both worlds, what is?
DR A P SANGDIL