Musharraf verdict: Islam does not permit treating a corpse with contempt, Mufti Naeem
KARACHI: Mufti Naeem, Jami Binoria’s founder, weighing the detailed judgement of a special court in the high treason case in which he ordered the dragging and hanging of the retired General Pervez Musharraf’s corpse of the former president, considered the ruling as extremely dangerous.
Speaking to media sources, the famed religious scholar said that the verdict is unjust as it does not comply with Shariah. He added Islam doesn’t permit treating a corpse with contempt.
He said that humans deserve respect even after death.
The verdict is either tainted with revenge or personal grudge, Mufti Naeem said, adding every person has the right to a complete defense.
Earlier, on Dec 19, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court (SC) Karachi Registry that challenged the special court’s verdict of the death penalty handed to former military ruler General Retired Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case.
The petitioner said that high treason act did not apply to Pervez Musharraf and Article 6 has been converted into the 18th constitutional amendment.
It further stated that the former president had imposed the state of emergency in 2007, whereas, the 18th amendment was made in 2010.
It added the law and constitution were not breached in Musharraf’s era as he had given legal and constitutional status to his leadership by organizing a referendum.