Words used in the Musharraf verdict beyond humanity, religion and values: DG ISPR
Director General Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor said the words used in the verdict against Pervez Musharraf are beyond humanity, religion, and values.
He said this while addressing a news conference in Rawalpindi on Thursday evening.
However, he said those who want to see confrontation among institutions of the country will fail.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said that the army and the government are jointly taking the country ahead. He further said they will continue their progress.
Internal and external enemies
Furthermore, DG ISPR spoke at length on internal and external enemies.
He said stability of the country has been attained after a lot of sacrifices, and it will be protected at every cost.
Moreover, he said that the internal as well as external enemies will be defeated while attempts are being made to weaken the country domestically, but they will fail.
Director General Inter Services Public Relations
Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor further said chaos will not be allowed in the country, and all sorts of nefarious designs of the enemy will be foiled.
He said we will defend the country as well as prestige of the army. He said the country has been facing hybrid war.
However, he said the armed forces understand well designs of the enemy and the response also remains in place.
Musharraf case background
Special Court Islamabad had awarded death sentence to former President Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case. The three member court headed by Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth announced the verdict Tuesday. The court had reserved judgment in the case on the 19th of last month.
The high treason trial of the former military dictator for imposing the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013.
Musharraf imposed a state of emergency. Besides, he also placed several key judges under house arrest in Islamabad and elsewhere in Pakistan.
Musharraf came to power after ousting then-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a 1999 bloodless coup.
However, the death sentence evoked an instant reaction from armed forces and the PTI government.
While the judgment caused pain and anguish to armed forces, Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan questioned the legality of the very verdict.
Specially, he asked why hastily pronouncing the judgment against Pervez Musharraf in absentia.