KARACHI - To try former President Pervez Musharraf in a court of law under Article 6 of the Constitution may be the first and foremost desire of the entire Pakistani nation but keeping in view the past record, it is nothing more than a wishful thinking, said noted legal experts on Thursday. Addressing a seminar titled "Constitutional Reforms: Back to 1973 or a New Consensus" held here at BIZTEK (Institute of Business & Technology), Justice (R) Wajihuddin Ahmed said that traditionally none of the military dictators and army officers were ever held accountable for his wrong-doings under any circumstances. Justice (R) Nasir Hassan Zahid presided over the seminar while the speakers included Justice (R) Rasheed A Rizvi, Iqbal Haider, Director HRCP, I. A. Rehman, Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Syed Jafar Ahmed and noted lawyer Kamal Akmal. They were of the opinion that to achieve a sustainable and stable democratic set-up in the country, the 1973 Constitution should be restored to its original shape with some further amendments after taking the ground realities into account. Wajihuddin further said that to try Musharraf and others of his ilk a tribunal comprising very honest and upright people should be set up. He added that Musharraf's physical trial under the present circumstances was not possible. Justice (R) Wajeehuddin Ahmed defended the Objectives Resolution passed in March 1949 as the basic document, which served as the constitution after the dissolution of the 1962 constitution. In his address, Justice (R) Syed Rasheed Rizvi, strongly criticised the civilian and military bureaucracy and said the illusion of a free judiciary should be dispelled. He alleged that both the civil and military bureaucracies, under the sway of Establishment, were equally responsible in denying the proper functioning of democracy in Pakistan. He said that the PPP's proposed 18th Amendment didn't incorporate the principle of the autonomy for provinces and it was no different from the approach of the military Establishment. He demanded the restoration of 1973 Constitution with all such provisions that ensure proper functioning of the democracy. Syed Iqbal Haider said that Objective Resolution was responsible for promoting religious fanaticism and unless the country moved towards a secular constitution permitting no place for extremism, there was no possibility of social, political and economic development in Pakistan. I.A. Rehman said that present constitution lacked several clauses that ensure basic rights for the people. He demanded that provisions ensuring the right to work, right to health, and right to proper environment, for all citizens should be included in the constitution. Senior journalist, M. B. Naqvi, said that Pakistan was being singled out as a non-functioning state as it couldn't retire its foreign debt owing to the economic dictates from the IMF regime. He said that Pakistan was considered a country not having viable economy and this was not possible unless a secular constitution with emphasis on efficient technological development was in place. Dr. Syed Jaffar Ahmed, a political analyst, opined there was no need for new consensus as it would open Pandora's Box. He said a parliamentary committee should be constituted for incorporating different amendments proposed by politicians, civil society and general public. Akmal Mashi also spoke in support of a secular constitution. In the end, Rector, Tahir Hussain thanked all the speakers for their participation in the seminar. Earlier, Dr Mohammad Ali Siddiqui, Dean Management and Social Sciences, presented the welcome address.