During an interview on a private TV channel former President Pervaiz Musharraf brushed off the treason charges saying, "How can an army chief be a traitor to his country?" I fully agree with him. It is nothing but a dirty joke. At the same time the former COAS has always blamed the then incumbent Prime Minister for hijacking the General's plane (controlling from the ground) on his return from Sri Lanka. He voiced these views in the aforementioned interview as well. I would like to ask the SSG veteran, if both these charges, the treason in his case and hijacking in case of MNS do not fall in the same category of "dirty joke"?

DR. SHAHID QAYYUM,

Lahore, July 14.