'NRO backed' Government must bring Musharraf back for trial : JI
Sheikhpura (Pakistan), Aug.20 (ANI): Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hasan has asked the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) backed Pakistan Government to bring former President General Pervez Musharraf back and proceed a high treason case against him under the article 6 of the Constitution.
Speaking in a function at Sheikhupura, Hasan blamed the Gilani government of protecting Musharraf and said it had helped him to escape from the country.
"The present government helped Musharraf escape the country and now it has to bring him back," Hasan said.
He said Pakistan could come out of the crisis facing currently if President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif move their assets back into the country.
"Sharif and President Zardari do not have their assets in Pakistan," he said.
Hasan also criticized the Government for assisting the allied forces in the 'war on terror' and said Pakistan should stop toeing the lines of the west.
"JI fully condemns the drone attacks and demands the US marines to leave the region," The News quoted Hasan, as saying. (ANI)