PPP, PTI exchange words over Musharraf.


LAHORE -- The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition PPP criticised each other on the former army chief Pervez Musharraf issue during proceedings of the Punjab Assembly session here on Tuesday.

Speaking on a point of during the proceedings that began with a delay of 1.15 hours, PPP parliamentary leader Hassan Murtaza criticized the government for not allowing his party to observe its slain chairperson Benazir Bhutto's death anniversary at the site of her martyrdom in a gun and bomb attack in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh.

He said the government was in fact attempting to save 'the murderer' by disallowing the victims to go to the site of murder. He alleged that Gen Musharraf was the killer of Benazir Bhutto and Akbar Bugti as well as responsible for the May 12, 2007 carnage in Karachi.

Recalling that retired Supreme Court Justice Nasim Hassan Shah, one of the members of the apex court bench that handed down capital punishment to former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, admitted later that it was a judicial murder executed under pressure.

He said if they remained silent on the issues, history won't forgive them.

Saying that the (mis)treatment being meted out to the opposition and rivals (by the government) was unprecedented in the...

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