LAHORE -- Treasury and the PPP come face to face on the issue of court verdict in Pervez Musharaf case at Punjab Assembly on Tuesday.
PPP's Hassan Murtaza called the ex-President a murderer which Minister for Prosecution Ch Zaheerud Din countered while saying that a chief of army staff could not be traitor. On the instigation of Jugnu Mohsan, the House also echoed with the slogans against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Ill-prepared and clueless Parliamentary Secretary Shakil Shahid remained on the receiving end during question hour on Labour and Human Resources Department.
The session started one hour and 15 minutes behind the scheduled time with Speaker Ch Parvez Elahi in the chair.
On a point of order, Hassan Murtaza lamented on the government decision of not allowing the PPP to hold a rally in Liaqat Bagh, Rawalpindi on death anniversary of Benazir Bhutto. He said the party has to approach the court for getting the permission. He said that the present regime has turned against the judiciary after the court verdict against Pervaiz Musharaf. He said that the dictator was responsible of murder of Benazir Bhutto and Akbar Bugti. He said that once General Ziaul Haq was all powerful but now not a single person was calling him with good name, He said that Justice Nasim Hassan Shah had himself termed hanging of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto as judicial murder.
Ch Zaheerud Din said that a COAS who had fought three wars for the country could not be a traitor.
'We were standing with Pervaiz Musharaf and continue doing the same in future', the minister said, adding, the government would file review petition against the verdict. He said that the government would not allow any attempt of damaging morale of soldiers standing on borders for defending the motherland.
On a point of order, Jugnu Mohsan drew attention of the chair towards Indian atrocities in Kashmir. She said Muslims were protesting against the fascist regime. She said that slogans of freedom were echoing in every nook and corner of India. She said that these slogans were raised for the first time in Lahore against dictatorship of Ayoub Khan and Ziaul Haq. She said that it was time of expressing solidarity with innocent Muslims standing against fascist Indian regime. The House joined her in...