So far, I have seen mostly PPP friends highlight and condemn this portion of the judgement that calls for hanging Musharraf’s dead body in public. They are among the few who have highlighted the insidious nature of this judgement.
Obviously PTI and MQM supporters are upset because Musharraf the was a benefactor to the turncoats, thugs and criminals that abound in both parties.
Therefore PPP supporters raising this issue highlight the party’s emotional maturity and respect for the rule of law.
Interestingly, the commercial liberals who pose as Einsteins and Camus are shush on this issue. After all, these are the same, carefully disguised sectarian bigots, who worship the Omayyad Caliphs. Every Muharram, these liberals justify Yazeed’s macabre massacres and defiling of the dead bodies of the Holy Prophet’s family.
They hate Musharraf, because unlike the far worse General Zia ul Haq, Mush ended the Taliban wet dreams of Caliph wannabe Nawaz Sharif. Pakistan’s commercial liberal mafia is largely beholden to the purse strings of the Sharif dynasty. These days, this liberal mafia is trying to rehabilitate the disastrous legacies of Nawaz Sharif and his Daddy, General Zia ul Haq.
Few, of any, are calling out or evoking how General Zia ul Haq did the same crimes that Musharraf has been found guilty of and that Nawaz Sharif was among his main collaborators who has never repented.
Musharraf broke the law repeatedly and he deserves the punishment So do the judges who validated his coups in 1999 and 2002. As does Nawaz Sharif who cut a deal with him and ran away to Jeddah in 2000. Like the coward that he is; a trait he shares with Musharraf.
But there is no room in the law for selective and sectarian verdicts either. This section of the judgement once again validates that this verdict, while being based on the law, has differing motives.
And it is selective. Unfortunately for Musharraf, he never tried to tolerate true political forces in Pakistan. He murdered Bugti and hounded and attacked PPP relentlessly until he wore out his welcome in Washington DC.