Does Imran still want to put Musharraf to death?

Imran Khan and Pervez Musharraf

In his attempts to return to Pakistan without handcuffs, Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf has been looking at Imran Khan as a possible partner. The Nation reported earlier this month that the former dictator told an audience at LUMS that “APML could stand by PTI if Imran Khan would take up the challenge of doing away with the crises facing the country and strengthening Pakistan”. Geo reported that talks between Imran Khan and Gen (r) Musharraf are being brokered by American Arjumand Hashmi.

Imran Khan has been a little more coy about any possible grand alliance, possibly because his memory is not quite as short as Mushy’s. It was only a few years ago that Imran Khan announced a countrywide ‘Musharraf Hatao’ campaign. At the press conference, Imran Khan said Musharraf should be put to death.

Imran said Musharraf had accepted responsibility for killing 83 innocent citizens in Bajaur. “Though Saddam did not confess to any killings, he has been awarded the death sentence. The same should be done with General Musharraf, who has publicly admitted the government’s involvement in the Bajaur airstrike,” he said.

This raises an interesting question. If PTI-APML alliance somehow managed to form a government, would Imran Khan carry out his plan to execute Pervez Musharraf?

3 thoughts on “Does Imran still want to put Musharraf to death?

  1. Why is this tittle being used ? To get some attention ? Not such a good idea. The British tabloids don’t even go this far…

    As for Musharraf and IK brokering a deal. Best of Luck who knows what may happen one day in this world of uncertainty .

    • @Umz Did you read the piece? Imran Khan literally said, “Though Saddam did not confess to any killings, he has been awarded the death sentence. The same should be done with General Musharraf”. Imran Khan said Musharraf should be put to death. Given that he said it, what’s wrong with the title?

  2. Mush should be taken to task not only for killing those civilians but also for throwing over an elected, though incompetent, government.

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