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Treason case decision reserved, petition filed by Pervez Musharraf

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

23rd Nov, 2019. 05:09 pm
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Musharraf High Treason Case

Treason case decision reserved, a petition filed by Pervez Musharraf

Former president Pervez Musharraf has referred to the High Court against the special court.

According to details, former president Pervez Musharraf has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court against the special court for reserving judgment in the treason case.

The petitioner has been made a party to the Federal Government, the Ministry of Law and Justice, the FIA , and the Registrar of Special Courts.

The petition adopted that the special court November 19 reserved the judgment of the treason case without hearing the case.

The petition further stated that he was being treated abroad due to illness, which could not present his position in the special court.

The petition requested that the order-preserving the decision of the special court be suspended and that the court order the postponement of the treason case until adjourned.

The petition also requested that the court order the formation of a neutral medical board for the determination of health and the case should be re-opened for re-hearing as per the decisions of the Supreme Court.

It may be recalled that on the 19th of this month, the special court of Islamabad had reserved the judgment of treason case against former President General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf.

The treason case against President Pervez Musharraf was heard by a three-member bench headed by the Chief Justice of the Peshawar High Court and the Special Court Chief Justice Waqar Seth.

According to sources, no one appeared before the prosecution and the government during the hearing nor did Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer appear.

During the hearing, Justice Waqar Seth questioned why the new prosecutor was not hired, giving General retired Pervez Musharraf’s lawyer 3 chances, why did he not come?

A half-hour interval was taken when no one was present in the court, after which the court said the decision of the case had been reserved, which will be heard on November 28.

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