‘Murderer’ Musharraf should face court: Rabbani


JAMSHORO: Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani has called former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf a murderer.

Talking to reporters, Rabbani said if Musharraf is brave he should give up his luxurious lifestyle in London and Dubai and return to Pakistan to face the cases against him.

According to Rabbani, Benazir Bhutto had written about Musharraf in different letters.

Earlier this week, Musharraf blamed Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari for the murder of Benazir Bhutto.

Responding to the accusations, Zardari said Musharraf should return to Pakistan and face cases against him if he is brave.

When asked about the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017, Rabbani refused to comment stating this was a political matter.

However, Rabbani did state that parliament was the weakest institution when it should be the strongest.

In approving the Electoral Reforms Bill 2017, the Senate paved the way for Nawaz Sharif who was disqualified by the Supreme Court from the post of prime minister to regain the presidency of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

On August 31, the court hearing the former prime minister’s murder case for over 10 years cleared five accused in the case, convicted two former police officials and declared former president General (r) Pervez Musharraf a proclaimed offender.

On September 21, the PPP’s appeals against the verdict of the anti-terrorism court were accepted for hearing by the Lahore High Court’s Rawalpindi’s bench.