IHC moved for registration of murder case against Pervez Musharraf over killings in US drone strikes
Islamabad High Court (IHC) has been moved for registration of murder case against former president Pervez Musharraf for the citizens who have been killed in drone strikes in tribal areas of the country.
In this regard, a constitutional petition was Wednesday filed in IHC by a capital city’s resident, Mian Zahid Ghani.
The petitioner stated that Musharraf had signed a written agreement with the United States government allowing it to conduct drone attacks in tribal areas wherein hundreds of the citizens were martyred.
At least 1,600 Pakistanis were martyred and hundreds were injured in 379 drone attacks during the period from 2004 to 2013, following which the injured were living as disabled, Ghani said, contending that former president had violated Constitution of Pakistan.
“Protecting the life and property of the citizens is responsibility of the government. Therefore, court should order for registration of murder case in respect of innocent Pakistanis martyred in drone strikes,” he prayed.