ISLAMABAD - Leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that bringing Gen (R) Pervez Musharraf to justice for breaching the Constitution twice was the need of the hour. He should be tried and punished for breaching the constitution, Nawaz Sharif demanded. PML-N leader who is currently staying in London made this demand Friday, during an exclusive telephonic interview with TheNation and Nawa-i-Waqt. Mian Nawaz Sharif said that Gen (R) Musharraf considered himself above the law and distorted the Constitution 'only to tighten his grip on power. Such a man deserves to be tried and imprisoned instead of being given guard of honour, said Nawaz Sharif. Sharif further said, Independent judiciary by accepting my right to be elected and by scraping the so-called plane hijacking and helicopter cases has already proven that a power-hungry dictator had made a coup against my elected government in 1999, Nawaz Sharif said. Nawaz Sharif hinted that the PML-N wanted legal action against Musharraf for his illegal and unconstitutional steps and for that purpose consultation with legal experts was in process. Nawaz Sharif made it clear that he had no personal grudges against Gen (R) Musharraf but it was necessary that the retired general should be brought to justice for flirting with the Constitution. Nawaz Sharif questioned the rationale behind giving Pervez Musharraf a guard of honour and asked for which services he was given an honourable exit. To a question, he said the PML-N could not isolate itself from public issues including high prices, loadshedding and unemployment. We have raised these issues during our meeting with President Asif Ali Zardari, he said. The 11-point post-meeting joint statement also highlights those issues of public interest. The PML-N leadership has time and again raised these issues during its meetings with PPPs leadership, he said adding that PML-N, though did not opt for agitation for the solution to those problems, yet the partys MPs had been voicing public feelings effectively in the Parliament. To a question on 17th Amendment, he said the government had formed a 26-member committee over the constitutional reforms and PML-N expected that the government would fulfill its commitments. He said that the PML-N wanted to transform the presidential system into the parliamentary system. He added that without establishing supremacy of Parliament, parliamentary system of government could not be established. Nawaz Sharif said that he was in London on a personal visit and it had nothing to do with politics. He said that he would return to Pakistan in three or four days.