Benazir can be arrested on return: Pak minister

November 14th, 2007 - 2:13 am ICT by admin  
He said that the Supreme Court verdict is very important and would decide the fate of Bhutto, and stressed that she would be arrested if the NRO is declared unconstitutional and then all her sentences would be restored.

Ruling PML-Q faces no danger whatsoever on the return of Benazir Bhutto to Pakistan, Azim said while talking to the Online.

Replying to a question, Azim said that it was decision of Bhutto to come on October 18, however President Pervez Musharraf in his recent statements had asked her to delay her return till the apex court’s verdict.

“After yesterday’s development in the Supreme Court it is a different scenario. Benazir Bhutto should delay her return till the challenges are cleared,” Azim said.

He said that Bhutto could still face corruption charges if the court overturns the accord, adding that the government would abide by any court decision.

“If the court declares the national reconciliation ordinance null and void, then all cases and charges against her will be reinstated. Such a situation could create political turmoil,” he said.

“But she is free to come back, this is just friendly advice,” he added.

Azeem said that Musharraf is very popular in the country and with Bhutto’s return, it would make no difference to his popularity.

He also said that Nawaz Sharif was deported according to the law, and added that he was treated legally and constitutionally. (ANI)

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