Chances of Musharraf trial not finished yet: Gilani

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Islamabad, Aug.23 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said chances of former President General Pervez Musharraf being tried under the Article Six of the Constitution still exist.

Interacting with media persons here, Gilani said he is in constant touch with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz chief Nawaz Sharif.

Gilani also rejected reports about Sharif being unhappy with him for his statement in the National Assembly that Musharraf would be tried only after a resolution is tabled in the house with the consensus of both the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the PML-N.

"Nawaz Sharif is not disappointed with us. Muslim League (N) and Peoples Party have several common points. The leaders of both parties have suffered afflictions and faced cases," The Nation quoted Gilani, as saying.

Earlier, Gilani said Sharif was like a brother to him.

Reacting to Sharif's statement that he was heart-broken by his (Gilani's) decision to distance the PPP from Musharraf's trial, Gilani said he would soon contact the former Prime Minister to address all his grievances.

"He had a lot of expectations from me, which is why his heart is broken," Gilani said.

Gilani had virtually ruled out the Musharraf's for high treason, saying such step a step could trigger political imbalance in the country.

Responding to opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan's demand in the National Assembly, Gilani questioned the 'feasibility' of a Musharraf trial.

"We should do what is doable," Gilani said in what was an apparent turnaround from his earlier statement where he said the former Army chief would be tried for violating the Constitution if Parliament unanimously passes a resolution for it.

"We should not take any action that can't be reversed. Our (PPP) chairman has already said that democracy is the best revenge. And we have taken our revenge through democracy. We have come to parliament. Now we should try to strengthen democracy. We should not play to galleries," he said. (ANI)

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