The extraordinary meeting of the Ex Servicemen Working Group was held to
review the progress of the points discussed and approved during the last
three meetings of Ex Servicemen held in Jan 08.
The meeting of Working Group was attended by Gen Hameed Gul ,Gen Assad
DURRANI Gen Jamshed Gulzar, Gen. Islam Ullah, Gen. Shabbir, Vice Admiral
Ahmed Tasneem, Gen. Niazi and other senior participants of the working
The main points discussed during the meeting are given below. The
working group after reviewing the current development was of the view
that no progress is visible on the three main points, discussed and
voiced from the Ex Servicemen forum. i.e. removal of Musharraf from the
presidency, restoration of judiciary and appointment of independent
election commission. The Working Group after due deliberations and
indepth discussions decided on the following:-
a. Removal of Musharraf from Presidency. He should be removed, from the
presidency since his position is neither constitutional nor legal. The
Ex Servicemen are of the view that that musharraf remains the source of
all problems and intrigues and in the interest of the country and the
nation he therefore must quit the presidency occupied by him forcefully
,illegally and unconstitutionally.
b. Restoration of Judges. The judges as on 2nd nov,07 be restored
immediately including the Chief justice. Since all the actions of
Musharraf of 03 Nov are illegal and unconstitutional which has been
admitted by him publicly. The judges therefore be made functional
without any ifs and buts.
c. Independent Election Commission. This be constituted in order to
ensure future fair and free elections in consultation with the main
political parties in the parliament..
d. The Ex Servicemen Group emphasized that the political parties should
honor the public mandate as given on 18th feb,08.
e. We fully support the dialogue and peace agreement on FATA, Swat and
Balochistan. This should be done without any external pressure which
should be resisted at all costs.
f. No safe exit should be given to Pervaiz musharraf who should be held
accountable for all his actions which include abrogation of constitution
and other matters including Kargil. An independent inquiry be held to
fix the responsibility of his deeds, during the last eight years.
g. We support the civilian control of armed forces but recommend that
checks and balances be ensured so that the armed forces are not
h. Vacation of army house by Musharraf is a step in the right direction,
which should have been done long ago. This is giving a wrong signal to
the people, as if the army is the supportive of his unconstitutional
i. Restriction on A.Q Khan should be lifted and he should be allowed to
resume all his normal activities.
j. We urge to bring back Shokat Aziz to face independent inquiry on
wheat, steel mill, stock exchange, writing off loans and other issues.
He is mainly responsible for the worsening economic situation of the
country and be made to account for his actions.
k. If any steps similar to 3rd Nov, are taken by Musharraf to
destabilize the present political process ; these will be resisted by
ex servicemen in association with civil society and lawyers community
and political parties. He should there fore bow down before the will of
people and stop using the presidency for further intrigues.
l. Families of missing persons. We urge that missing persons be traced
and the process initiated by Chief Justice earlier be further
m. Problems of common man be addressed by the government to provide
essential relief to them.
n. The Working Group further decided that it will support the lawyers
movements actively. In this connection the committee has been made to
liaise with the legal community.
Brig A.Salam Akhtar