Islamabad, Aug. 11 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid has challenged the Asif Ali Zardari Government to bring a resolution in Parliament to facilitate the prosecution of former president Pervez Musharraf for violating the constitution.
Speaking in the National Assembly, PML-Q parliamentary leader Faisal Saleh Hayat said the government should gather the courage to try Musharraf through parliament if allegations of massive corruption and wrongdoings against him were true.
The PML-Q demand came when Parliamentary Affairs Minister Babar Awan denied reports of alleged corruption in government institutions and public sector corporations, saying that real corruption had started during Musharraf's regime.
Newspaper reports and rumours could not be made the basis of allegations of "generalised corruption," Awan contended.
He said 'real corruption' had started during Musharraf's rule when the National Accountability Bureau's 'black laws' were implemented, people were forced to change their loyalties and a coup was staged against a democratic government.
Earlier, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif had criticized the PPP-led federal government for insisting on a consensus prior to registering a high treason case against Musharraf.
He said that this demand amounted to defending the former dictator's actions. He also said that no parliamentary resolution was required to pursue a person for an act of treason against the state.
"We want a continuation of the democratic system after nine years of dictatorship," he said. (ANI)