Verdict viz Mush received with ‘lot of pain, anguish’ by Army: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: The military has angrily reacted to the conviction and sentencing of former army chief Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf by a special court in a high treason case, saying that the verdict has been received with “a lot of pain and anguish by the rank and file” of Pakistan’s armed forces.
“The decision given by [the] special court about General (Retd) When asked about the government’s request to stop the verdict against Musharraf, Awan said she could only comment on this after consulting the legal team.
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, PML-N secretary general Ahsan Iqbal said that for the first time the superiority of the Constitution was taking root in Pakistan.
“With this hopefully in the future, the tradition of breaking the Constitution will end,” he said, adding that if this verdict had been given 50 years ago, martial law would never have been imposed in the country and East Pakistan would never have been separated.
Shortly after the verdict was announced, Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari tweeted: “Democracy is the best revenge. Jiye Bhutto.”
Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry said given the need of the time, it is necessary to bring the country together.
“What is the benefit of such verdicts which increase distances and divides and by which the country and institutions are divided?” he tweeted.
“I am constantly saying that there is a need for dialogue. Go towards a new deal. Showing someone as below you, is not in anyone’s interest. Have mercy on the country,” Chaudhry added.

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