Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah said on Wednesday that former president Pervez Musharraf has committed treason as head of the state for which he should not seek any immunity.
Rana Sanaullah Khan also said that new legislation will be made for holding local government elections while the Election Commission of Pakistan will be taken on board afterwards.
“Musharraf committed treason by abrogating the Constitution. He took the decision being head of the state, at times he was in commanding position, whereas others were his subordinates and bound to obey his orders,” the minister said in a press conference here in Lahore.
“Musharraf is attaching his step with the army which is not appropriate…There is no immunity for any abrogator of the Constitution,” Rana asserted.
“The PML-N has no personal grudges with Musharraf,” the minister said. He expressed doubts over the recovery of explosives material from Musharraf’s route to court. “Why something is recovery on the day of hearing?” he asked.
In recent days, Musharraf has said that the trial “is a politically motivated vendetta”.
In his media interviews, the former military ruler has claimed that whole army supported him and was upset about his treatment. He also acknowledged that before his return to Pakistan, the army sent a top envoy to try to dissuade him from coming back.
On Tuesday, he said that if at all he had committed any offence he should be tried by a military court, and not a civilian one.
Earlier Wednesday, the Special Court set up for his trial adjourned the hearing till tomorrow wherein he did not appear owing to “security reasons.”
Musharraf, who is accused of abrogating the Constitution and imposing emergency in 2007, filed an application today and sough adjournment of hearing for five weeks.