Government and opposition have come face to face in Senate on the issue of Pervez Musharraf return to Pakistan amid the reports that JI and PTI have asked to award punishment to him as per law while PPP, PML-N and JUI-F have supported his return to Pakistan.
Talking on a point of order in Senate Wednesday JI Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan said news are running on TV are that former president Pervez Musharraf be pardoned and allowed to return to Pakistan.
Former PM Nawaz Sharif has said he has no personal grudge with him and he be allowed to return to Pakistan.
He held this is sheer injustice with the constitution and law of this country. We are slaves and this country is salve practically.
Pervez Musharraf abrogated twice the constitution of the country. He remained all in all of this country for ten years. He dragged the chief justice of this country by holding him from his hair.
He went on to say all citizens are equal as per constitution. He should be brought and he should face his cases. His crimes can not be pardoned. This is not Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam but it is Pakistan of elite class.
I demand of Nawaz Sharif to come to Pakistan and face the cases against him, he added.
If Pervez Musharraf has to be pardoned then this house be shut.
Senator Yousuf Raza Gillani said the decisions are taken in this country by some one else. When he went abroad then could be stop him, he questioned. When he will return, can any one stop him. We have no objection over his return to Pakistan.
JUI-F senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haidri said we should not play with the ailment of Pervez Musharraf. If we don’t allow him to return to Pakistan then it will not be appropriate. Mian Nawaz Sharif has also gone abroad for his treatment.
Senator Ijaz Chaudhry said he is not opposed to return of Pervez Musharraf to Pakistan.
This country is not pasture of some one that one comes and goes out from this country when he wills.
The law should take its course against those who trample the constitution.
Those should also return who had gone for two weeks and have not returned so far. The time is not far off when law will be equal for all.
Senator Irfan Siddiqui said Mian Nawaz Sharif has not supported a dictator.
During the time of former president Nawaz Sharif could not shoulder the funeral of his father.