Pakistan parliament to summon 'General'
Tue, 14 Oct 2008 03:12:33 GMT
The ruling PPP says Pakistani lawmakers may summon ex-Gen. Pervez Musharraf for pursuing the US-led war on terror in the country.
In an interview with a private television channel on Monday, Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Spokesman Farhatullah Babar said, PPP supports the statement of Muslim League-N Chief, Nawaz Sharif, to summon Pervez Musharraf to the Pakistani parliament.
"Musharraf should tell the parliament how many citizens were arrested and sent to foreign countries during his tenure," Babar said.
Babar's comments come in response to former premier Nawaz Sharif as he renewed his demand for bringing ex-president Musharraf to trial for his actions during his nine-year rule.
Sharif says Musharraf should be summoned to the parliament to reveal agreements forged with the US in the war on terror.
A UK lawyer earlier had claimed that Musharraf had allowed a large number of his compatriots to be put into the US Guantanamo prison.
“Musharraf sold innocent people of his country as prisoners to the US Guantanamo Bay detention center in exchange of millions of dollars,” British lawyer Zachary Katznelson.
The human rights organizations have also frequently slammed the US and UK for helping Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in abducting more than 500 terror suspects in Pakistan during Musharraf's rule and keeping them in secret prisons.
Musharraf stepped down from the post of president in August to avoid impeachment by Pakistan's ruling coalition.
Pakistan has suffered an intense wave of violence and thousands have been killed or displaced, since former military ruler Musharraf joined the so-called US war on terror following the 9/11 attacks.