ISLAMABAD - Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Munir A Malik briefed Prime Minister on the latest development regarding the government’s stance on former President Pervez Musharraf’s trial and sought his advice on filing a reply in the Supreme Court in this connection.

Sources in the government informed that legal and constitutional matters with specific reference to the government’s reply submitted in the Supreme Court came under discussion during the meeting.

According to sources, the government’s future course of action with regard to initiating a treason trial against Musharraf was also discussed.

On Monday last, Prime Minister Sharif while addressing in the National Assembly had said that the government would try Musharraf for high treason charges under Article 6 of the constitution. The decision was met with widespread support from the opposition.

The Supreme Court had also directed AGP Malik to submit a written reply within three days regarding what measures would be taken to initiate proceedings.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that keeping in view the challenges facing the country both at internal and external fronts, political parties of all hues must forge unity amongst their ranks to find an everlasting and durable solution to these problems. Prime Minister expressed these views while talking to Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari and MNA Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari who separately called on him at Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday.

Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussein Bhukhari congratulated Mian Nawaz Sharif for assuming the charge of Chief Executive of the country and assured him full cooperation and support.

On the occasion Prime Minister said that democratic institutions of the country should play their positive and constructive role for the strengthening of democratic norms and values. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan was faced with a number of challenges both at internal and external fronts and further added it was the need of the hour that political forces of all hues must forge unity amongst their ranks to find an everlasting and durable solution to these problems.

Impressing upon the need to reinvigorate the Senate of Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that it had a very important role in legislative business and in ensuring transparency and accountability amongst government institutions and bodies. While talking to Sardar Awais Ahmad Khan Laghari, Premier Nawaz reiterated his government’s firm commitment to initiate measures for taking the country out of the prevailing challenges.

The Prime Minister said that progress and prosperity were not possible without addressing the energy crisis and pursuing an aggressive economic policy.

Laghari apprised the Prime Minister of issues and problems of his constituency and southern Punjab.

The Prime Minister assured Laghari that the problems of his constituency and other underdeveloped areas of the country would be resolved and steps would be taken to ensure equal distribution of resources. He further said that he was well aware of the problems faced by the people of southern Punjab who have showed their confidence in his party for addressing their grievances.