Defence Minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has become very active to ensure that his friend and his mentor General (r) Pervez Musharraf gets a leeway for escape and for that he has become very animated in the circles of Pakistan People’s Party, and so far has succeeded to win the approval of his co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.
Now Chaudhary Ahmad Mukhtar is meeting with the high ups of the PML-N, the real ball-squeezers of Musharraf and trying to convince them to leave the old tinner alone. Musharraf wants to go but after saving some face, and he is asking to not to touch him and his buddy Rashid Qureshi after they step down from the stairs of majestic President House.
Aides of Pervez Musharraf are very active too behind the curtains and Islamabad is buzzing with their activities underground. These aides are demanding that the trial of the president should not be held under Article 6 of the Constitution, and they are trying to get assurities of his departure without any adventure.
PML-Q is nowhere to be seen, and they are frantically trying to save their own skins.