Zardari liable to high treason for sending memo: expertsLegal and constitutional experts have sought initiation of criminal proceedings under Article 6 against President Asif Ali Zardari for high treason if the truth about the secret memo he allegedly sent to the US administration is determined. By sending the memo, President Zardari tried to pitch the state institutions against one another and he strands guilty of high treason.“It is not an ordinary situation… the supreme commander of the armed forces is seeking help from the US against his own army,” Justice (r) Wajihuddin Ahmad
“The very act could invite applicability of Article 6,” he added. He was
convinced about the truth of the story and that more than one person was involved in the same. “It doesn’t seem an act of a single person, rather many are involved in it and that might be the president and Pakistan’s ambassador to the US besides the federal government,” he added. Senior lawyer Fakhruddin G Ebrahim called it a “very wrong act” on part of the accused. However, he remained short of declaring it a crime that might invite applicability of Article 6. Habibul Wahab Elkhairi said “As per the evidence available in media reports, he (Zardari) has committed high treason… he is guilty of high treason and should be hanged.” He further said President Zardari is working against the interests of the armed forces and asked the federal government to initiate proceedings against him under Article 6 of the Constitution.