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Former President challenges special court’s verdict on High Treason Case


Muneer Ahmed Bajwa Reporter

27th Dec, 2019. 11:49 am
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Former President General Retired Pervez Musharraf has challenged verdict of the special court against him in the Lahore High Court on Friday.

According to the details, Advocate Azhar Siddique filed the plea in the LHC on behalf of the former president.

Musharraf in  plea stated para 66 of the verdict in high treason case is against the Shariah and country’s law.

Also Read: Paragraph 66 of Musharraf’s case verdict sparks outrage

Fair trial is a right of every citizen of Pakistan.

The plea states adds that,  I was not heard before announcement of the verdict.

The special court not authorised to announce the verdict in high treason case until decision on its formation.

The LHC pleaded to pass orders to strike down the verdict in high treason case.

Also Read: This Cute little girl demands justice for her Musharraf Uncle

High Treason Case

On December 17, the special court had awarded death sentence to former president Pervez Musharraf yesterday in the high treason case against him.

The special court, headed by Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth decided the high treason case with 2-1 split verdict against Musharraf. The court will issue a detailed verdict within 48 hours.

The high treason trial for imposing the state of emergency on Nov 3, 2007, had been pending since December 2013.

Musharraf indicted on March 31, 2014.

The former military chief is currently in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

He presently admitted at a hospital in Dubai in a serious condition.

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