PML-N's abrupt U-turn on trying Gen Kayani for 'high treason'

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Lahore, Aug.31 (ANI): A day after the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif's spokesman Zaeem Qadri said that Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani should also be prosecuted under high treason charges along with former President General Pervez Musharraf, the party has denied General Kayani's involvement in imposition of emergency rule on November 3, 2007.

PML-N spokesman Siddiq-ul Farooq said Musharraf had imposed emergency rule with the help of a few police officials, and did not take General Kayani into confidence.

Farroq said neither the military top brass, nor the then Prime Minister was taken into confidence by Musharraf, The Dawn reports.

PML-N Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal also said that the former Army Chief was exclusively responsible for the imposition of emergency.

Iqbal also rejected reports that PML-N was involved in secret talks with Musharraf, and was preparing a 'great deal' to help him escape the high treason trial under Article six of the Constitution.

It may be recalled that Sharif's spokesperson had said that the party wanted the trial of former President General Pervez Musharraf and all his close aides for supporting his unconstitutional actions.

When asked whether that means trying the present Chief of Army Staffs (COAS) General Ashfaq Kayani too, Qadri said General Kayani also fell under the category of Musharraf's close aides. (ANI)

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