Musharraf should face death penalty: Imran Khan

November 14th, 2007 - 8:23 am ICT by admin  
Calling on Pakistanis to resist Musharraf’s move and not to recognise new Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, Khan was quoted by The News as saying “He (Musharraf) has committed high treason by negating the orders of the Supreme Court which bars him from taking any unconstitutional steps and by sending in troops after the Supreme Court decision.”

“He is punishable by death. I urge every Pakistani people not to recognise this collaborator chief justice. I urge the people, lawyers, civil society to resist this move by Musharraf. I urge lawyers to boycott the court proceedings,” he added.

Former premier Nawaz Sharif said the country was in the middle of a major crisis, adding that the decision to impose an emergency is unprecedented.

“In the past, the prime minister and the parliament were targets of martial law, but now the Supreme Court is the target,” Sharif told Geo News on telephone from Saudi Arabia.

“The decision to impose an emergency is unprecedented. Never in history has such treatment been meted out to judges,” Sharif said.

He said the offices of the president and Army Chief both have been used against the country. “Nobody would support this situation within or outside the country,” he said.

He said the government has nothing to justify its steps, now the question is what will be told to the world.

He said that his Pakistan Muslim League (N) “will launch a full fledged movement against Musharraf government.”

He said Maulana Fazlur Rahman has already announced to launch a movement in case of imposition of emergency, while Benazir Bhutto has also opposed the step.

“It would be a sin to talk about election, now is the time to save the country. All of us should stand against the unconstitutional step,” he added. (ANI with inputs)

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