Pakistan's Attorney General Anwar Masood Khan officially responds over former President Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's Attorney General Anwar Masood Khan officially responds over former President Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty.
Attorney General Anwar Masood Khan said according to the article 10 (A) of the constitution, fair trial is right of every citizen of the state but former president Pervez Musharaf was convicted in absentia.
Addressing a presser at Press Information Department along with Special Assistant Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday, the attorney general said that if someone said that the judiciary was independent, it didn’t mean that verdicts which fell outside the parameters of the law will be issued.
“When the additional attorney general went to court to present his arguments, he was told that he hadn’t been appointed by the federal government,” said Anwar Masood.
The attorney general said that whosoever broke the law should be punished. He said that Prime Minister Imran had always stood for the rule of law in the country.
“If a fair trial cannot be seen then the accused cannot be punished,” said the attorney general. “I will not defend any personality. Rather, I will defend the law,” he added.
Special Assistant Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that all the nations paid tribute to Pakistan Army’s democratic ideology.