Nation would seek mid-term polls if govt. fails to prosecute Musharraf : PML-N leader

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Islamabad, Sep.2 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Zafar Ali Shah has said the whole nation would demand mid-term term elections if the PPP-led government fails to try former President General Pervez Musharraf under Article Six of the Constitution.

Criticising the Gilani government for not taking any substantial action against Musharraf, Shah said he would again move a petition seeking Musharraf's trial in the Supreme Court.

"I would again submit a petition seeking a Supreme Court ruling for the government to initiate criminal proceedings against Musharraf for high treason," The Daily Times quoted Shah, as saying.

Shah, however, said that he had filed the petition earlier in his personal capacity and his party (PML-N) has nothing to do with it.

Meanwhile, PML-N Senior Vice President Javed Hashmi ruled out any possibility of mid-term polls in the country.

Hashmi said the PML-N respects people's mandate and supports President Asif Ali Zardari.

"We will not support any move for mid-term elections and our party has always given due respect to President Zardari and his party's mandate," Hashmi said.

He termed the minus-one formula as the 'approach of a sick mind'.

When asked about Zafar Ali Shah's views, he said it was his personal opinion to demand for mid-term elections. (ANI)

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