Qazi Hussain Ahmed is angry because Musharraf is “betraying the nation,” probably by acting against jihadists and Sharia. How long will Musharraf be able to please both sides? “Musharraf’s continuation challenged,” from IANS, :
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s hardline Islamist leader Qazi Hussain Ahmed has filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging President Pervez Musharraf’s continuation as Army chief after crossing the age of superannuation.
The Jamaat-i-Islami chief, who is also the President of Islamist alliance Muthahida Majlis Amal (MMA), pleaded that Musharraf had crossed his age of superannuation in August 2003 and he could not continue his Army job after 60 years.
He also sought a court order against Musharraf’s tenure as chief of the Army staff.
Hussain said Musharraf had rendered himself disqualified to hold the office of the president by “acting against the Constitution, law of the land, betraying the nation, defying the oath, siding with and campaigning for political parties of his liking, dragging the army into politics for his own benefits, and by ridiculing the judiciary”.