71% Pakistanis want Musharraf punished for violating constitution
In a latest survey, a huge majority (71%) of Pakistanis said they want former military ruler Gen (Retd) Pervez Musharraf tried for violating constitution and imposing emergency on November 3, 2007 -- the action that entailed sacking of around 60 judges of superior judiciary.
ISLAMABAD: A huge majority (71 per cent) of a nationally representative sample of Pakistanis support giving harsh or mild punishment to former dictator General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf for his unconstitutional steps of November 3, 2007, says a latest survey released here on Friday.According to a recent Gilani Research Foundation survey, 52 per cent of respondents favoured harsh and 19 per cent supported mild punishment whereas 15 per cent favoured no punishment and the remaining 14 per cent did not give a view.A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked: “Recently Supreme Court has termed the enforcement of emergency on 3rd November, 2007 as illegal. Some people believe that Musharraf should be punished for this, while some believe he should not. In your view should he get a harsh, mild, or no punishment?”