Aziz denies supporting Musharraf over judge's removal during emergency

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Islamabad, Aug.15 (ANI): Former Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has rejected former President General Pervez Musharraf's claims that he had discussed the November 3, 2007 action of removing judges of the superior judiciary with him (Aziz).

"I had neither advised Musharraf nor had taken part in any consultation process that led to the ousted Musharraf's decision to abrogate the Constitution on Nov 3, 2007," sources close to Aziz said.

According to them, Aziz believed that Musharraf took the unconstitutional decision in his capacity as the Chief of the Army Staff and not as country's president.

However, Musharraf's November 3, 2007 orders, which has his signatures on them, clearly mentions that he took the decision after meetings the then-prime minister (Aziz), provincial governors and military's top command, The News reports.

Therefore, Aziz's claims contradict Musharraf's statement.

Observers believed that Musharraf is trying to drag others in the high treason charge which looms large over him. (ANI)

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