Byline: SHAFQAT ALI
ISLAMABAD -- The Pakistan People's Party and the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) yesterday welcomed the special court's verdict in a treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said democracy had won after a special court sentenced former military ruler Pervez Musharraf to death. Responding to the court's verdict, Bilawal said: 'It's a historic decision. Democracy is the best revenge.'
Bilawal said Musharraf was also an accused in the Benazir Bhutto assassination case. The PPP chief has often accused Musharraf of killing his mother.
'Musharraf is a coward and a killer. Besides Benazir, Musharraf also had Nawab Akbar Bugti killed,' he had claimed in a public rally.
The PPP chief said his party only believed in democracy. 'We don't believe in selected governments. We have never accepted martial laws,' he added. He said the PPP had fought martial laws and never bowed before the dictators. Separately, PPP leader Aitzaz Ahsan said that Pervez Musharraf had violated the constitution several times. 'He (Musharraf) did not violate the constitution once,' the legal expert said.
Democracy is best revenge, says Bilawal
PML-N Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal said that martial law would have never been imposed if decision like this had been announced 50 years ago.
'This is a historic decision. If such verdict were delivered in the past, we could have averted martial laws,' he said. The PML-N-led government had filed the treason case against Musharraf over the imposition of an extra-constitutional emergency in...