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Musharraf says he expects justice from CJ if tried for treason

world Updated: Sep 14, 2009 10:00 IST

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Amid rising demands in Pakistan for putting him on trial, former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf has said he expects justice from the country’s Chief Justice Ifthikar M Chaudhry if he is tried for treason and for the killing of Baloch nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

Musharraf, whose act of imposing Emergency in 2007 was declared as “unconstitutional” by the Supreme Court, claimed Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz had assured him that PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif will not insist on his trial for treason.

Sharif has been pressuring the Pakistan People’s Party-led government to put Musharraf on trial.

Musharraf said if he is put on trial for treason, all the judges who supported his decisions should also be tried.

He had declared the emergency on November 3, 2007 after sacking 60 members of the higher judiciary, including Chaudhry.

The former President, who is currently living in London, told Express News channel that he expects justice from Chaudhry if he is tried for treason and for the killing of Baloch Nationalist leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.

The Balochistan High Court had on Friday issued notices to Musharraf and his aides to appear before it in connection with the killing.