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Musharraf is not a traitor: Asma Jahangir

Staff Reporter
Islamabad: Former President Pervez Musharraf did many wrong things during his tenure but he is not a traitor, this was stated by Former Supreme Court Bar Association president Asma Jahangir while speaking exclusively to Sardar Khan Niazi in Roze News program Sachi Baat. Asma added that she was one of the first person who spoke out against the former President. Responding to a question by Sardar Khan Niazi regarding off-shore companies Asma said that off-shore companies are not illegal but those holding the companies can be asked to tell about their source of earning. Asma further added that if money laundering is proved against someone Article 63 can come into force.

Speaking about former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Asma said that the former chief justice was always a politician and added that Chaudhry was a ‘political judge’.

Asma said that the people of country need to realize the power they hold. Responding to a question regarding terrorism Asma said that extremism can be eliminated from the country if democracy prospers. She said that all institutions of the country should ensure the supremacy of the constitution. She also advised that election of the senate should be direct to avoid the use of money in election.

Responding to a question Asma said that the election of Pakistan Bar Council should also be direct. She lamented that many people are involved in the profession of law without even a degree in law. She said that fraud in the lawyer’s community is condemnable.

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