ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said a party that enjoyed the fruits of National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) is today expressing its opposition to Musharraf’s trip abroad. The Minister termed it a ‘height of hypocrisy and double-standards’.
In a statement issued here, Chaudhry Nisar said Musharraf took four trips abroad during the previous government of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). He asked, “Was the democratic sense of the then rulers taking a nap?”
He said an investigation team had in 2009 pointed towards Musharraf in Benazir Bhutto’s murder case but the rulers of the time did not even dare look Musharraf in the eye.
Nisar added that in 2011 even after nomination of Musharraf in an FIR, the PPP government failed to place his name on the Exit Control List (ECL). “No legal action was taken against Musharraf, who freely traveled out of the country and back,” the Minister added, saying ‘isn’t this all a big joke?’
He said those who gave Musharraf a farewell guard of honour have resorted to putting up a political show. The Interior Minister said the government took Musharraf’s name off the ECL in the light of the Supreme Court’s decision. Agencies