'Pak should take initiative for Musharraf's trial'

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Karachi, Aug 9: A prominent Pakistani legal expert has said the PPP-led government should take the initiative to prosecute former president Pervez Musharraf for violating the constitution.

The Dawn quoted former Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan, as saying that the apex court had declared Musharraf's as actions as illegal, but it could not try the former dictator since it was not a trial court.

Speaking at a general body meeting of the Karachi Bar Association, Ahsan praised the neutrality of the judges, who were affected by Musharraf's November 3 emergency declaration.

Although Musharraf's steps had affected all judges of the bench, they did not lodge any case against him and his associates for unlawfully detaining them with their children for around five months, he said.

At a time when nobody was ready to raise his voice against Musharraf, it was the legal community which forced him to doff his uniform, and allowed the exiled political leaders to return to the country, Ahsan said.

ANI

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