Pakistan PM: Pervez Musharraf Should Be Tried for Treason

Nawaz Sharif was also prime minister before Musharraf's military coup


The former military dictator Pervez Musharraf should be tried for high treason, Pakistan's prime minister said, raising the prospect of a serious clash between the country's civilian and military masters.

A treason trial would mark the first time in Pakistan's history that a military ruler has been held accountable and the decision was cheered by many who believe the country's overweening army needs to accept the primacy of elected politicians.