– by The Nation
Islamabad: Islamabad High Court (IHC) has been moved for registration of murder case against Pervez Musharraf in respect of the innocent citizens who have been killed in drone strikes in tribal areas of the country.
A constitutional petition was filed by Mian Zahid Ghani a citizen of Islamabad in IHC Wednesday in this respect. The petitioner has requested the court former president Pervez Musharraf had signed a written agreement with US government and allowed the latter to conduct drone attacks in tribal areas wherein hundreds of the citizens were martyred. At least 1600 Pakistanis were martyred and hundreds were injured in 379 drone attacks during the period from 2004 to 2013. The injured are living the life of disabled persons. Former president violated constitution of Pakistan. Protecting the life and property of the citizens is responsibility of the government. Therefore, court should order for registration of murder case in respect of innocent Pakistanis martyred in drone strikes, he prayed.