Musharraf vows to return back to Pakistan if needed, announces team of defenders

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mush_2407Former President General (r) Pervez Musharraf has vowed to return Pakistan to face the trial being carried out by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in a case filed against his extra-constitutional steps on November 3, 2007. Musharraf, while talking to newsmen after holding meetings with his legal advisors and former political allies, told the newsmen Thursday that he was ready to appear before the court “if needed”. On July 22, Supreme Court summoned former president to explain his extra constitutional acts such as sacking of country’s top judiciary and imposition of emergency rule on November 3, 2007. He said his consultations with his legal advisors were presently underway and he “would deliberate his strategy once the details of the case were revealed.” Those who met with former military ruler were include his long-time legal aide Abdul Hafiz Pirzada, Federal Minister Baber Khan Ghori of MQM, and former ministers Chaudhry Shehbaz, Faisal Saleh Hayat, Omer Ayub and Khursheed Mehmood Kusoori.


The former President General (rtd) Pervez Musharraf constituted a committee of lawyers to defend him in cases filed against him at the Supreme Court, a private TV reported Friday. The legal committee of the former president will be headed by Abdul Hafeez Pirzadah with Khalid Ranjha, Malik Abdul Qayyum and Chaudhry Fawwad as committee members. Talking to Chaudhry Fawwad by phone from London, Pervez Musharraf said he did everything during his era for national interest. The former President is quoted saying, ‘I saw good time, will see bad times now.’ It should be noted that the Supreme Court issued summon notice to the former president directing him to appear before court on July 29 in cases relating judges’ appointment and emergency.


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