Former president Pervez Musharraf’s party has thrown its own curveball, heightening the uncertainty and speculation on prevailing the ongoing political crisis in Islamabad.
The All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) has called upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to immediately withdraw the government’s treason trial against Musharraf as part of what it called a ‘compromise’ to unlock the current political crisis.
A statement released by APML on Saturday, Sarfraz Anjum Kahlon, the political advisor to Pervez Musharraf said that it was “compulsory for any discussion concerning an end to the current national political crisis to include the immediate withdrawal of the politically motivated treason trial against Musharraf.”
He added referring the treason trial as a “fundamental element of the ongoing political crisis.” Kahlon also claimed that he has received “assurances from senior members of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) that the withdrawal of the treason trial would be privately presented as a fundamental demand in negotiations with the government.”
His statement also referred that in June 2013, Kahlon lead a private discussions with the PTI and the PAT in which all stake holders had showed consensus that both parties would provide support to Musharraf “at the right time”.