No Pak party except Nawaz's ready to take initiative to bring Musharraf to trial

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Islamabad, Aug. 8 (ANI): Although all the political parties in Pakistan have demanded the prosecution of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for violating the country's constitution in 2007, but none except the PML-N are willing to bring the resolution to parliament for his trial.

"We do not want politics of revenge. We want politics of reconciliation. We have never talked of Article 6 despite being the most affected victim. Since it is the PML-N that is insisting on the trial of Musharraf under Article 6, let them bring the resolution and we will support them," the Daily Times quoted PPP Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab, as saying.

The Awami National Party (ANP) has promised to support any step taken to bar the military's intervention in Pakistan's politics.

But the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) want Musharraf tried on the basis of the Supreme Court's verdict, without a resolution by parliament.

JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch said there was no need for any resolution after the SC verdict on Musharraf's past actions.

"Now the government should take an initiative, appoint a law officer and start the prosecution," he said.

The PML-Quaid wants the government to adopt a "look forward policy" instead of sticking to the past, while the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is yet to decide whether to support or object to the demands for Musharraf's trial.

ANP Senator Haji Adeel said his party was ready to support any initiative that would block the way for future dictators for the country.

He said a unanimous resolution on the issue was a must, while a majority resolution could become controversial and might not help basic objectives.(ANI)

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