New Delhi, Mar 26: The Pakistan government has refused to provide security to former president and retired general Pervez Musharraf. He was asking for security on returning the country to face trial in treason charges.Also Read - ‘Give Peace A Chance’: WION Editor In Chief Sudhir Chaudhary at WION Global Summit 2022
Pakistan media has reported that Musharraf has conveyed a letter through his counsel to which ministry of defence responded saying that ”providing him security is not its job”. Also Read - ‘War Inflicts More Wounds On Mankind’: Iran's Ex-president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at WION Global Summit 2022
The retired Army general has been living in Dubai since last year when he was allowed to leave Pakistan for medical treatment. He has been charged of unlawfully suspending the constitution and instituting emergency rule in 2007. Also Read - 2 Sikhs Shot Dead Near Peshawar in Pakistan: Police
He was Pakistan’s president from 2001 to 2008 and will be first general in Pakistan history to face trial. If he is convicted he will be awarded life imprisonment and death penalty. However, Musharraf has pleaded not guilty and said that all the charges against him is politically motivated.
Recently, special court had asked the government to bring him back and suspended his passport and computerized national identity card. It also order to issue red warrants for his arrest. Last week order was issued to seize all his properties.