Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday dismissed the notion that the PML-N government is under pressure from several quarters after announcing former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s trial for treason.

Speaking to reporters outside the Punjab Assembly here, the minister claimed that Musharraf forced his subordinates to take unconstitutional steps after 1999 takeover “therefore holding them responsible will be unjustified.”

“Only infestations would reveal who willingly supported Musharraf and who was compelled to obey orders,” the minister said.

He refuted the claims of pressure on the PML-N government, saying that “we are not under any pressure after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s announcement in the National Assembly that the government will proceed to try Musharraf under the law.”

“Power-hungry people violated the law and subverted the constitution,” he said.