ISLAMABAD - Opposition Leader in National Assembly Ch Nisar Ali Kahan Thursday said that forgiving the violator of the Constitution would be tantamount to committing treason against the country. He expressed these views on the floor of the National Assembly while replying to speech of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani in the House. Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentarians also staged a token walkout against the Speakers refusal to allow the Opposition Leader to speak after the speech of the Leader of the House Wednesday night. They also protested against Prime Minister Gilanis remark that PPP would support only a consensus resolution regarding the trial of General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf. We will continue our struggle in and outside the Parliament for invoking Article 6 of the Constitution against Pervez Musharraf, the Opposition Leader said. He also regretted the speech of the Prime Minister with regard to the consensus resolution against Musharraf. He said that PML-N would not compromise on the trial of Pervez Musharraf as in the past it refused to compromise the independence of the judiciary. He said that Pervez Musharraf violated the Constitution twice and he was thus accountable to the nation, Constitution and the country. The PPP and PML-N continued more than eight year struggle against a dictator on the platform of ARD and both the parities are signatory to the Charter of Democracy (CoD). But now, the PPP wants to develop consensus with that party which killed many innocent people and is responsible for Karachi carnage on May 12, 2007, Nisar said. The Opposition Leader said that the PML-N was not bound to the decision of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. President Zardari, Asfundyar Wali and Maulana Fazlur Rehman could forgive General (Retd) Musharraf but our party would follow the Constitution, he added. About the issue of sugar, Leader of Opposition said that the price of sugar had been increased for the interests of the hoarders and not for the people. Federal Minister for Industries and Production Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo protected the owners of the sugar mills but not the rights of the people. We are sitting here to protect the rights of the people not owners of sugar mills, he said. He said that there were sufficient stocks of sugar in the country. Nisar said that there was need of transparent investigation about the prices of sugar. We will fix the price of sugar at Rs 45 per Kg at any cost in Punjab. The price of sugar can be reduced to Rs 40 per kg, if Rs 5 excise duty and sales tax were abolished, he observed. Ch Nisar objected to Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza for not giving him floor after the speech of the Prime Minister. He said that the Speaker wanted to introduce new tradition in the Parliament. He said that there was no any hindrance in the rules regarding giving floor to the Opposition Leader or any other member. While replying to a statement of President Asif Ali Zardari that he (Zardari) had appointed him Leader of Opposition and Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Nisar said, I will resign form the chairmanship of the PAC if this has been done with the favour of Zardari. I became Leader of Opposition with the support of my party members and the people of Pakistan, he said. Earlier, Aftab Ahmed Sherpao expressed grave concern over the shortage of wheat in NWFP. He said that Punjab government had banned inter-provincial transportation of wheat. He said that the NWFP was already facing many problems like IDPs, rebuilding infrastructure and the ongoing military operation. He said that Punjab government should lift the ban on wheat immediately. He was also concerned over the escalating prices of sugar. He said sugar was being sold at lesser prices in Punjab and Sindh but in NWFP the price of sugar was Rs 60 per kg. He said that sugar should be provided to all the provinces. While replying to the speech of the Opposition Leader, Minister for Parliamentary Affair said that the PPP had allies in Balochistan, Sindh and the NWFP and there was no problem in consulting them. He said that the statement of the Prime Minister was to strengthen democracy and the PML-N had its right to take its own stance. He said that President Asif Ali Zaradri has been elected with two-thirds majority. He further said that PPP believed in promoting politics of consensus and consultation for strengthening the democratic norms in the country. There are PPP allies in the federal and the provincial governments, who are always taken on board on all important national issues, the minister said. Babar Awan said that Ch Nisar on the one hand appreciated Prime Minister Gilani for creating consensus among political forces on several national issues, while he questioned evolving consensus in political parties about the Article 6, on the other. He said that PML-N was giving contradictory statements. Awan also said that PPP and coalition partners backed the comments of the Prime Minister, which he had made during his speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday. He said whatever the Prime Minister said in his speech was not based on personal and political victimisation or personal interests but it gave a new ray of hope to the democratic forces. Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that a strong and stable democracy could conduct trial of General (r) Pervez Musharraf. He said that his party wanted trial of Musharraf but there was no strong democracy to invoke Article 6. He said that if PML-N wanted trial it should consult all the political parties for that. We should not harp on Minus-1 formula lest everything should go in Minus all formula, he said. About the issue of Kashmir, he said that the issue had remained important in the foreign policy of the country but We have forgotten it. He said that the people of Kashmir were hopeless about Pakistan and urged the government to listen to Kashmiris voice. Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani while responding to a point of order of JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Kashmir was the corner-stone of the countrys foreign policy and the whole nation was united on the issue. The annual report on Observance and Implementation of Principles of Policy in relation to the affairs of federation for the year 2006-07 was also laid before the National Assembly. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan laid the copy of the report as required by Article 29(3) of the Constitution. Later, on a point of order, MQM MNA S A Iqbal Qadri said as per rules, one-day time should be allocated for discussion on the report on Observance and Implementation of Principles of Policy and urged the chair to observe the rules in this regard.