IHC bars Special Court from giving verdict in High Treason case

By Shahzad Ali – Reporter

27th November, 2019

The Islamabad High Court has halted special court to deliver its judgment in high treason case against Musharraf on Nov 28.

According to details, a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah and comprising Justice Aamir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani conducted proceedings on the petitions.

The special court in a November 19 decision had reserved the verdict in the case, which was scheduled to be announced on November 28.

The IHC was hearing petitions filed by former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government to postpone the announcement of the judgement.

In the previous hearing, the court had summoned Attorney General for assistance on the matter and also directed the authorities to submit summary regarding formation of trial court to hear the treason case.

It is to be mentioned here that interior ministry, in its petition, has stated that the special court’s decision to reserve its verdict is in violation of the Constitution because it was issued without giving the opportunity to notify a new prosecution team in the case.

In the previous hearing, the court had summoned Attorney General for assistance on the matter and also directed the authorities to submit summary regarding formation of trial court to hear the treason case.

It is to be mentioned here that interior ministry, in its petition, has stated that the special court’s decision to reserve its verdict is in violation of the Constitution because it was issued without giving the opportunity to notify a new prosecution team in the case.

Syed Umarullah Hussaini

Web Editor, BOL News conributed to the story


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