Zia, Yahya and Ayub should be exhumed and hanged like Cromwell: PML-N leader

Published: Friday, September 11, 2009, 14:01 [IST]

Karachi, Sep.11 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Javed Hashmi has said that all dictators including General Ayub Khan, General Yahya Khan and General Zia-ul-Haq should be tried and their bodies should be exhumed and hanged.

Talking to media persons at the Karachi Airport, Hashmi said the autocratic rulers should be treated in the same way the British treated Oliver Cromwell in 1661 to prevent the emergence of any dictator in future.

"The judiciary should try all the people in the country who had violated the constitution," The Daily Times quoted Hashmi, as saying.

Oliver Cromwell's, an English military and political leader,body was exhumed from Westminster Abbey, and was subjected to the ritual of a posthumous execution.

Symbolically, this took place on 30 January 1661 the same date that Charles I was executed. His body was hanged in chains at Tyburn. Finally, his disintegrated body was thrown into a pit, while his severed head was displayed on a pole outside Westminster Hall until 1685.

Afterwards the head changed hands several times, including the sale in 1814 to a man named Josiah Henry Wilkinson, before eventually being buried in the grounds of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, in 1960.(ANI)

 

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