Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said that he had nothing to do with the Musharraf case and every citizen was answerable to court of law.

In a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s office, Mr. Sharif said that the court will decide who is guilty or innocent and if treason was committed.

The court had to also decide whether the imposition of emergency on November 3 2007 was an act of treason or not. He said the case involved the state and the Constitution of Pakistan and it was not a case of an individual against Gen. Pervez Musharraf.

The government also scotched rumours of a secret deal with Gen. Musharraf. While an application has been made to the interior ministry to remove his name from the Exit Control List, the ministry said no fresh application was received as yet. On Friday, the foreign office had denied that the visit of the Saudi Arabian foreign minister had to do with a secret deal to take Gen. Musharraf out of the country. There is much speculation that he will go abroad for treatment prompting several denials from the government. 

Gen. Musharraf’s legal team has been saying that the case is a vendetta against him by Mr Sharif and that it has no legal standing.