ISLAMABAD: Chairman All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) General (retd) Pervez Musharraf while expressing his views about the Supreme Court (SC) judgment in Panama case has said that Supreme Court of Pakistan and a joint investigation team formed under its directives made history and deserve huge applause and appreciation.
“Truth has prevailed and a five members SC bench disqualified the sitting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. I salute to the bravery and courage of SC judges and members of JIT who ensured transparent and impartial investigation against Sharif family and rendered a judgment that will set a precedent and will deter corruption and corrupt practices in future”, he said in a statement issued here Friday.
General Musharraf said that the rest of six people who were found involved should be put on exit control list (ECL) and tried. He expressed his views through a video message after apex Supreme Court of Pakistan announced its land mark judgment. He said that this decision will set an example that no one is above the law and regarding future course of action, if a person has to contest for the public office, he must come clean. My party and me fully support this judgment Musharraf said.
He said this was not an easy task to render a judgment like this. JIT members completed their work under extreme pressure and they were threatened as well. Despite this they did a marvelous job to dig out the decades old hidden secrets about the empire that was structured at ill-gotten money and they deserve appreciation for their tireless efforts.
General Musharraf demanded that the names of Prime Minister’s three children, Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar and Ishaq Dar should be put on ECL and they be tried under the law. Beside Sharif family, there are several others who looted money and escaped with an ease. They should also face the same course of action, Musharraf said.
“After I left in 2008, it wondered that how Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif elected to the prime offices telling lies to the people and deceiving them while the truth faced failures. But this decision has proved that the truth has to prevail even with a delay. This decision has also exposed the moral and political corruption during 90s in this country”, he added.