- The Washington Times - Monday, June 24, 2013

Pakistan’s newest prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, said former dictator Pervez Musharraf should face treason charges in court for violating the country’s constitution twice.

Mr. Musharraf in 1999 ousted Mr. Sharif from power.

Mr. Musharraf is currently under house arrest, awaiting trial on a series of charges, including tossing several judges from their office.

Mr. Sharif now wants to add treason to that list, BBC reported.

Musharraf violated the constitution twice. He overthrew an elected government in 1999 and put everything into jeopardy. He sacked judges and imprisoned them,” Mr. Sharif said, BBC reported. “He will have to answer for his guilt before the court.”

The attorney general for Pakistan echoed Mr. Sharif’s views to the Supreme Court judges. Only the state can bring a high treason charge, BBC reported.

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