Khursheed urges govt to brief Parliament on Musharraf exit


ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah on Monday said that the government should have taken the Parliament into confidence for allowing Pervez Musharraf to go abroad for medical treatment.


Speaking in Joint Session of the Parliament, he said if the issue of allowing Musharraf to travel abroad was brought before the Parliament it would have raised stature of the Parliament.

He said the Parliament and democratic forces had always played a greater role in strengthening of democracy and democratic institutions and never bowed to any pressure, adding that the government should give due weightage to this august house and take it into confidence on all major issues.

“It was not the PPP but the present government that had decided to try Musharraf under Article 6, as he [Musharraf] had toppled a democratic government in 1999 and arrested an elected Prime Minister,” he recalled.

Instead of being tried for treason, Musharraf was allowed to travel abroad he added.