NA Govt forms inquiry team to probe Musharraf in judges detention case

Islamabad: Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan has said that the federal government has constituted an inquiry committee to probe emergency promulgated by former President Pervez Musharraf on 3 November 2007.

Speaking in the National Assembly Thursday‚ he said the four member committee will comprise of the FIA officers. These are Muhammad Khalid Qureshi‚ Muhammad Azam Khan‚ Hussain Asghar and Maqsoodul Hassan.

Interior Minister said we are working day and night to formulate a national security policy. This policy will also be presented before the meeting of the parliamentary leaders and then to this House.

Ch. Nisar said the committee/commission will keep the Interior Ministry informed about its investigation and submit its report within the shortest possible time.

On the reservations expressed by the Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Shah regarding Swiss cases‚ the Interior Minister said this is a legal case and the apex court had sought government’s reply on the matter.

He said we should accord respect to the institution and decisions of the Supreme Court. He said Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif had signed the Charter of Democracy‚ clarifying that no excuses were made to the PPP leaders on the cases.

Reacting to the statement of the Interior Minister‚ President of PPPP Makhdoom Amin Fahim said his party had supported Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s announcement to try former President Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case.

He said it is for the first time in the country’s history that the government has moved the court on Article 6. He said justice should be done and accountability should be carried out across the board.