Musharraf not to take flight back to Pakistan soon

     Former President General Pervez Musharraf has no plans to take a flight back to Pakistan until the demand for his trial under the Article Six of the Constitution is placed on the backburner, sources said. "He would return to Pakistan once all the sensitive issues relating to his trial for November 3, 2007 actions are resolved," The Nation quoted sources, as saying. It is also being speculated that Musharraf may float a new political party after his return especially after the MQM put down his proposal to let him lead the party. Musharraf's efforts to unite the two factions of the Pakistan Muslim League have also failed to yield any substantial result Meanwhile, legal experts have contradicted Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's statement that Musharraf could not be tried alone under the Article six of the Constitution. They believe the government is trying to shield for Musharraf therefore it is issuing such statements, and added that there is no provision in the constitution that high treason proceedings cannot be initiated against a single person. "In fact the sense of Article 6 makes it clear that proceedings of high treason could be initiated against one person," said former Chief Justice Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui. "If a person accused of high treason names other aides in the court during the trial, the court will decide that who else should also be served notices," Siddiqui added. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairman Iqbal Haider said termed Gilani's statement as 'ridiculous' and said the government was trying to protect a dictator. "Musharraf has committed heinous crimes and protecting him is itself a crime," Haider said.

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