Speculations that former President Gen Pervez Musharraf would leave the country without standing trial have died down. Not only that Nawaz setup has decided to initiate high treason proceeding against him under Article 6 of the constitution, the Federal Investigating Agency submitted the seventh and final challan in the anti-terrorism court of Rawalpindi against him for being the main accused in Benazir Bhutto’s murder. The FIA has blamed the former military ruler of hatching a conspiracy which led to the killing of the former prime minister. The ATC has ordered Musharraf to appear before the court on July 2. Meanwhile, former Interior Secretary, Kamal Shah has said that he wrote a letter to Gen Musharraf requesting him to provide security cover to three former prime ministers — Ms Bhutto, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Shaukat Aziz. According to him, Musharraf gave approval for providing security to Chaudhry Shujaat and Mr Aziz but didn’t respond to the request regarding Ms Bhutto. The FIA has given no indication of what evidence would be submitted against Musharraf. It is believed that evidence includes sworn statements from two Bhutto associates, Briton Victoria Schofield and American Mark Siegel. Both have previously said Bhutto had told them that if she were assassinated in Pakistan after a decade in exile, Musharraf should be held responsible. The FIA move came only a day after Premier Nawaz Sharif announced in the parliament that his administration would prosecute Musharraf for high treason for twice abrogating the constitution – first, when he led the 1999 coup and then, in November 2007, when he declared a state of emergency to facilitate the sacking of the Supreme Court Chief Justice, Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry. What remains to be seen is how the drama unfolds especially when many commentators are harping about a Pandora's box and General’s friends in the armed forces. It is the rule of democracy that we should all submit to regardless of the consequences. All are equal in the eyes of the law and so is General Musharraf.