Trying Musharraf could hurt Sharif more than Zardari: Najam Sethi

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Lahore, Aug. 8 (ANI): The invocation of the Pakistani constitution's Article 6 against former President Pervez Musharraf may once again put the civilian government on collision course with the military, and eventually hurt PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif more than President Asif Ali Zardari, the Daily Times reports.

A private TV channel quoted Daily Times Editor-in-Chief Najam Sethi, as saying that it was possible that a pro-Musharraf general could impose martial law in the future.

"If that happens, Nawaz will likely have to stay abroad for another 10 years," he said.

Sethi said Sharif was still waiting to become prime minister, adding the PML-N chief had made a good political decision by demanding to bring a resolution against Musharraf.

This decision would make it more difficult for Musharraf to participate in general elections, he said.

"The army, bureaucracy and former cabinet members will have to be included if any action is initiated against Musharraf. But, the government cannot afford to sack the military leadership and bureaucracy to bring revolutionary steps against the former president," Sethi noted.

The PPP and the PML-N would not get unanimous approval for a resolution against Musharraf in the presence of PML-Quaid and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, he said.

Moreover, he concluded that Musharraf was unlikely to be treated like former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, who was placed under house arrest following the end of his dictatorship, due to certain international guarantees. (ANI)

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