facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Aziz to face charges in '99 Pakistan coup

Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:20 AM   |   Comments

ISLAMABAD, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Lt. Gen. Shahid Aziz, a leader in the bloodless 1999 coup d'etat in Pakistan, said he is ready to face charges for violating the Constitution.

"All those who in one way or the other ravaged the country must face the charges of breaching the Constitution, including [former General and President Pervez] Musharraf and his followers," Aziz said.

Aziz, who was Musharraf's right-hand man, told Geo News he disregarded the Constitution because he did not respect it and believed it was a product of corruption.

"I do not respect a Constitution that allowed rulers to suck people's blood," Aziz said.

He said he regretted supporting Musharraf in the military's overthrow of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, but said he did so in attempt to bring about a change in the country. Musharraf resigned as president in 2008 under the threat of impeachment.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback