CHITRAL: A day after a special court in Islamabad sentenced former military ruler Gen Pervez Musharraf to death in the high treason case, a group of Musharraf’s supporters in Chitral held a rally against the verdict.
Musharraf’s supporters who took part in the protest included a few lawyers, representatives of taxi drivers, shopkeepers, former union council members belonging to Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and retired army men.
Musharraf’s supporters said people of Chitral were shocked over the pronouncement of death sentence against Musharraf.
Musharraf is the benefactor of Chitral and included the backward area in the mainstream by constructing the Lowari tunnel, they added.
They said declaring the former president, who also served the nation in the army for 40 years, was totally unacceptable.
They also called upon the Supreme Court of Pakistan to provide justice to Musharraf by overruling the special court verdict.
The participants were also chanting slogans in support of the former military ruler as well as the army.