Gilani says army not creating any hurdle on Musharraf issue

Gilani says army not creating any hurdle on Musharraf issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said the army has nothing to do with any possible move to put Pervez Musharaf on trial for treason and the law would take its own course in the matter involving the former President for whom the government has ''no sympathy or love''.

"We have no sympathy or love for him (Musharraf) and the army neither has anything to do with the trial nor is it creating any hurdle," Gilani said.

Musharraf's case would be dealt with according to the law, which would take its own course, he told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Sheikhupura in Punjab province yesterday.

Gilani was responding to a question about opposition PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif's demand for the trial of Musharraf and the possibility of the army intervening in the matter.

The Supreme Court last month declared that the emergency imposed by the former military ruler in November 2007 was illegal and unconstitutional, thus raising the possibility of him being tried on charges of treason.

Musharraf, who left Pakistan in mid-April to deliver a series of lectures abroad, is currently living in London.

Police in Islamabad have also registered a case against the former army chief for "illegally" detaining scores of judges during the emergency.

Musharraf faces the possibility of being arrested on his return to Pakistan in connection with this case.

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