Former President and Retired General Pervez Musharraf, in a talk show on Dunya News, claimed that ex-army chief General Raheel Sharif helped him in leaving the country by barring the government from pressurizing the courts.
Breaking: Musharraf speaks out, says Raheel influenced the govt and helped me out, behind the scenes our judiciary works under pressure pic.twitter.com/fL4jXah6sG
— Dunya News (@DunyaNews) December 19, 2016
During the talk show, he stated;
“Well he (Raheel Sharif) did help me. I have been his boss and I have been the army chief before him… he helped out, because the cases are politicised, they put me on the ECL, they turned it into a political issue.”
While explaining how the retired Army chief helped him out in leaving the country, Musharraf said;
“Behind the scenes, the army chief had a role to release that pressure by dealing with the government.
“Once he [Gen Sharif] got the government to relieve the pressure that they were exerting, the courts gave their judgement and allowed me to go abroad for treatment.”
Pervez Musharraf had left for Dubai in March, this year, after his name was removed from the exit control list. The three-judge special panel of federal government working on the treason case allowed Musharraf to leave the country.
The ex- Army chief is currently under jurisdiction for the murder cases of Nawab Akbar Bugti, Ghazi Abdul Rasheed, and Benzair Bhutto apart from the treason charges for imposing emergency rule in November 2007.