Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday stated that former president Pervez Musharraf should return to Pakistan and face the law.
“Why Musharraf’s court summon is a threat to everyone?” the chief justice asked during the hearing of the water shortage case at Supreme Court Karachi registry. “There should be nothing dangerous in it,” he added.
The Supreme Court, earlier this week, summoned former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on June 13 in response to a petition against his lifetime disqualification to contest the elections in view of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) 2013 judgement.
The Supreme Court’s three-judge bench, headed by justice Nisar, took up a petition, filed by Musharraf against the PHC decision to disqualify him for life for declaring an emergency in November 2007.
Musharraf is also a leader of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).
SC had also permitted Pervez Musharraf to present his designation papers for General Elections 2018, saying that acceptance of nomination papers of Pervez Musharraf is liable to his appearance in the court.
It is to be mentioned here that Pervez Musharraf has obtained nomination papers from NA-247 in Karachi alongside Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) Farooq Sattar, Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) head Mustafa Kamal, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) pioneer Arif Alvi and others.