Musharraf must be prosecuted to end Army's interference in country's politics: Sharif

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Lahore, Sep.5 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that prosecuting former President General Pervez Musharraf under high treason charges for taking 'extrajudicial' actions on November 3, 2007 would help resolve all crises facing the country currently.

Interacting with party workers at his Raiwind residence, Sharif said trying Musharraf would ensure that the door to military interference in the country's politics would be closed for good.

"Today's Constitutional crisis is the result of the military coup on October 12, 1999," The News quoted Sharif, as saying.

"If common people and former prime ministers can face trials then why a military dictator, who violated the Constitution twice, should not be prosecuted?" the former Prime Minister asked.

Meanwhile, senior PML-N leader Ghous Ali Shah has rebutted reports regarding Sharif being involved in the 'secret' deal which saw Musharraf stepping down from the Presidency.

Shah said if Musharraf is not prosecuted under Article Six of the Constitution, then it will have a serious effect on the country's democratic set-up.

"A military dictator contested elections in uniform with the permission of the courts and abrogated the constitution twice but if he was pardoned, then democracy would never consolidate," Shah said.

He said the current infighting between the PML-N and MQM was temporary and situation would normalize soon.

"Nothing is final in politics and doors are not closed. Situation and time compel parties to talk to each other," Shah added. (ANI)

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