April 20, 2013

April   20,  2013

The 201st meeting of the Pakistan Bar Council was held today at 11-00 a.m. in Council’s Office, Supreme Court Building, Islamabad.



Trial of Gen. (Retd.) Pervaiz Musharraf

The Pakistan Bar Council while appreciating yesterday’s Resolution adopted by the Senate and reiterating its earlier Resolution for trial of Gen. (Retd) Pervaiz Musharraf for high treason under Article 6 of the Constitution, unanimously passed the following


“Whereas the Pakistan Bar Council has always stood for the rule of law, democracy and independence of Judiciary; and

Whereas the Pakistan Bar Council is of the considered view that all those perpetrators who have played with the destiny of poor people of Pakistan and had violated provisions of the Constitution should be made punishable for such crimes; and

Whereas the ex-dictatorial regime of General Pervaiz Musharraf, squarely responsible for most of the violations of law and Constitution plus the erosion of the sovereignty of the state by permitting the United States of America to intrude into the internal affairs of the state resulting into unprecedented crises of security and law and order; the present regime of the state is therefore under a constitutional, legal and moral obligation to invoke Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan and institute proceedings under the High Treason Act 1973 so as to award exemplary punishment to ex-General Pervaiz Musharraf for all his misdeeds and the havoc that he has brought upon the country;

Now, therefore, the Pakistan Bar Council is of the firm view that the present civil regime of the Country must realize the aforementioned over whelming desire of the nation and accordingly take tangible and concrete steps for the realization of  the above narrated objectives at the earliest and without any further loss of time lest the Civil Society in general and the legal fraternity in particular is compelled to a massive uprising and mass movement for the attainment of the said objectives. The Government is, therefore, called upon to realize the clarion call of the day at the earliest lest it may not cut a sorry figure at latter stage, wherein no explanation may serve their purpose.

The Pakistan Bar Council, therefore, demands that the Federal Government should file a Complaint under Section 3 of the High Treason (Punishment) Act, 1973, invoking Article 6 of the Constitution, 1973, against Gen. (Rtd) Pervez Musharraf and other abettors and all collaborators for abrogating and subverting the Constitution, 1973.”