A serious trial for treason: Is Pervez Musharraf Really A Traitor? Who else in not?

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The differentiating question this time is that is Pervez Musharraf an accused alone? No, interestingly he is not! The sitting Prime Minister, his entire cabinet and all those who helped him to become the Prime Minister of the country for the third time are also equally guilty of the violation of the article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan! Are they really? How?

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A serious trial for treason: Is Pervez Musharraf Really A Traitor? Who else in not?

  1. 1. Is Pervez Musharraf really a traitor? Who else is not? A serious trial for treason The differentiating question this time is that is Pervez Musharraf an accused alone? No, interestingly he is not! The sitting Prime Minister, his entire cabinet and all those who helped him to become the Prime Minister of the country for the third time are also equally guilty of the violation of the article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan! Are they really? How? 2014 Zahid Hussain Khalid For Personal Blogs on WordPress, Slideshare, Facebook and LinkedIn ZHK 4/17/2014
  2. 2. A serious trial for treason: Is Pervez Musharraf really a traitor? Who else is not? By: Zahid Hussain Khalid This is obviously the most talked about and debated question within Pakistan and among Pakistani immigrants abroad. The nature of the debate is no doubt too serious for the reason that a person who was an ex-army chief, former Chief Executive and then President of the country is now facing a trial for treason! What did he do? He allegedly violated Article 6 of the constitution! The alleged accused will need to satisfactorily answer only one question: Why did he do that? Does anyone expect a convincing answer from him? The answer based on reported conflicting opinions and analyses is either affirmative or negative. The affirmative answer is an endorsement of Pervez Musharraf’s argument that he was not the only one responsible for setting aside the constitutional provisions to impose emergency and the chain of actions and re-actions that followed. Historically, it’s a fact! Article 6 of the constitution was never violated by a single person without a reason that did not provide a satisfactory justification for “riding” on the “law of necessity” to land in Islamabad’s Capitol Hill. By going through an established historical perspective and a series of verdicts based on the consideration of the reasons for the violation of the Article 6 one can hardly find any justifiable reason to doubt the intentions of those who were apparently guilty of treason. But all of them not only got away with it, they enjoyed long periods of staying in power too with the full support of the leaders of the political parties, the judiciary, the bureaucracy, the media, the “friends” of democracy, and on top of them all – The people! So how to analyze the emerging scenario in a situation like this.
  3. 3. The differentiating question this time is that is Pervez Musharraf an accused alone? No, interestingly he is not! The sitting Prime Minister, his entire cabinet and all those who helped him to become the Prime Minister of the country for the third time are also equally guilty of the violation of the article 6 of the constitution of Pakistan! Are they really? How? Can Nawaz Sharif and his party members and his supporter justify the amendment in the constitution of Pakistan for helping Nawaz Sharif to become Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third time? He himself did not violate the constitution and its article 6. The leaders and members of the political parties across the board did! Why they are not accused for the crime they have evidently committed with questionable intentions and dozens of objectionable reasons? They cannot be accused for the crime because their alleged act of treason was not only justified by the provisions of the so-called “Charter of Democracy” signed by leaders of almost all major political parties it was “constitutionalized” through a democratic process also! The question is: was such a provision of the Charter of Democracy “intentional violation” of the constitution and its Article 6 or not? In whose interest was the amendment made and for what reason? Was there an emergency? Were there only two political leaders in a country of more than 180 million people capable of ruling Pakistan? The answers lead to an interesting conclusion and the conclusion is that politics in Pakistan, as elsewhere in the world, has become a part-time hobby of those feudal lords, industrial tycoons and heads of different mafias who join politics for acquiring authority, increasing power, accumulating wealth and amending laws and constitution to serve their business interests. If the conclusion is right then only Pervez Musharraf is not a traitor, a few more names will have to be added to the list of traitors for trial to determine who did what to Pakistan and why?

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