Much is being said about the application or otherwise of the Article 6 in the case of former President General (Retd.) Pervez Musharraf. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has stressed the need for a unanimous resolution from Parliament to indict Musharraf. We should be guided by a Hadees-i-Nabvi in which the Holy Prophet PBUH) had said, The nations previous to you perished because they only punished the weak for committing a crime and let the powerful scot-free. God be my witness, if my daughter Fatima were to commit a theft, I would cut off her hand too. With the above quotation about the Islamic norms of justice, does it behove anyone to dillydally in applying Article 6 to General (Retd.) Musharraf on the high treason he committed? -DR M. YAQOOB BHATTI, Lahore, via e-mail, September 3.