A person who fought wars for Pakistan can never be a traitor: ISPR

ISLAMABAD, Dec 17 (APP): The Pakistan Army Tuesday in a reaction to the decision of the Special Court that sentenced former President General (retd) Pervez Musharraf to death in high treason case said an ex-Army Chief and a person who served as President of Pakistan can never be a traitor.

Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet said that “the decision given by the Special Court has been received with lot of pain and anguish by the rank and file of Pakistan Armed Forces.”

He said; “An ex-Army Chief, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee and President of Pakistan, who has served the country for over 40 years, fought wars for the defense of the country can surely never be a traitor.”

The tweet comes in the wake of the decision of the special court that awarded capital punishment to former President Pervez Musharraf in high treason case for abrogating and subverting constitution by proclamation of emergency in the country on November 2, 2007.

The DG ISPR said “the due legal process seems to have been ignored including constitution of special court, denial of fundamental right of self defence, undertaking individual specific proceedings and concluding the case in haste.”

“Armed forces of Pakistan expect that justice will be dispensed in line with Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” Major General Asif Ghafoor said in his tweet.

Special Court awards capital punishment to former President Pervez Musharraf

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