Musharraf: A Strong Voice against Terrorism facing charges of perpetuating Terrorism

musharraf-atc-afp-670April 20th, 2013: Dr. Raza Bokhari, International Spokesman and North American Point of Contact to General Pervez Musharraf, Former President of Pakistan and Chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), in speaking to various media outlets issued the following statement:

Former President Musharraf earlier today appeared in Anti-Terrorist Court, Islamabad and is held in judicial remand in his home in Chak Shahzad, which has been declared a sub-jail. It is a travesty that General Musharraf, who at one time led the Global War against Terrorism, currently is a strong voice against terrorism on the world stage, has survived 11 terrorist attempts on his life and is presently facing specific and credible terrorist threats, is being charged as a perpetuator of terrorism against Pakistan Judges, that were allegedly detained in 2007. The allegations leveled against the Former President in the Judges detention case are false and politically motivated. The alleged offense is bailable and we expect the courts to conform to the Rule of Law and precedence and provide immediate relief.
These pre-meditated acts by segments of malicious judiciary, unscrupulous lawyers and fictitious petitioners are a blatant attempt to deny the People of Pakistan the option to consider choosing former President Musharraf as their elected leader in the upcoming elections.
The coordinated manner in which liberal and progressive voices are being muzzled in Pakistan should alert the world; the stage is being set in the upcoming elections in Pakistan, through a combined effort of judicial activism and militant threat, to propel right leaning political parties, which are sympathetic to Taliban and vicious extremist organizations, to win the elections.
If this is not true, then why is it that out of more than 23000 candidates that received nominations to participate in the upcoming elections, General Pervez Musharraf is the ONLY candidate whose candidacy was accepted by the Election Commission Returning Officer in Chitral (NA-32), but was subsequently rejected by the Election Tribunal in Peshawar High Court, based on the unlawful presumption of guilt. The Leaders of the Free world must act immediately to stop this farce.

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