ISLAMABAD: The government did not want the former president Pervez Musharraf to face long term jail, and that the issue of Article 6 would go to parliament, said Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Monday Aaj News reported.
According to sources, the minister said the government was emphasizing on the main challenges currently being faced by the country and the Musharraf issue was not a part of them.
Khawaja said Musharraf issue was a judicial matter and the court will decide about it, adding that the government will follow the decision of the court.
While discussing the Independence Day Celebrations, he said important personalities, including Imran Khan, would be invited to the celebrations, adding that people would wave national flags to show unity instead of waving their distinct party flags.
He also reminded that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was not a friendly opposition but playing its role positively and with responsibility.
Commenting on the Model Town incident, the minister said that an independent judicial commission was investigating the issue and all have to wait for the decision.
When asked about the diversion of flight of Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, he said the decision was taken in the interest of the country as well as the PAT chief.
The minister clarified that there was no segmentation in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML N), adding that all the party was united under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Being the minister, he ensured betterment in the Pakistan Railways and said that fares of Railways were reduced while its income has increased adding that steps are being taken to eliminate corruption from Railways.