Return to Pak, there are good doctors here: SC CJ to Musharraf
Islamabad: There are good doctors in Pakistan”, Supreme Court Chief Justice Saqib Nisar told Pervez Musharraf on Thursday as he directed the Dubai-based former dictator to appear before the apex court to record his statement in the treason case against him.
General (retd) Musharraf, 75, who has been living in Dubai since 2016, is facing the treason case for suspending the Constitution in 2007. The former army chief left for Dubai in March 2016 for medical treatment and has not returned since, citing security and health reasons.
The chief justice’s cryptic remarks came as he headed a bench hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007.
The NRO granted amnesty to politicians and other individuals by quashing various corruption and criminal cases against them so they could return to the country. A conviction for high treason carries the death penalty or life imprisonment. — PTI