LAHORE - PPP Senator Farhatullah Babar says former president Pervez Musharraf must be punished for violating the Constitution. In a TV programme, he said it was regrettable that before putting the former president on trial on high treason charge the prime minister had not sought parliament’s sanction. The PPP parliamentarian, who is also spokesman of ex-president Asif Ali Zardari, said if the matter was not politicized, all parties would endorse the trial.

He said the former dictator would certainly be convicted “although nobody knows what will happen subsequently”.