Musharraf's erstwhile key backers are now demanding his trial

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Lahore, Aug. 7 (ANI): Those who facilitated General (r) Pervez Musharraf's move to becoming Pakistan's army chief in 1998, including PML-N leader Nisar Ali Khan and then Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif, are now demanding his trial for high treason, the Daily Times reports.

A private TV channel quoted Daily Times Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi, as saying that General Ali Kuli Khan was expected to be named the new army chief in 1998, but Khan and Sharif supported Musharraf for the top military post.

Sethi was quoting excerpts from a recently published book by then foreign minister Sartaj Aziz.

"It is an interesting thing that Nisar Ali Khan will present a resolution against Musharraf before parliament," he said.

Sethi said the PML-N wanted to reap political fruits from the much-demanded trial of Musharraf. (ANI)

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