2003 Musharraf attack: Convict ‘missing’ after release from jail

LHC disposes of petition in light of prison department’s report


Our Correspondent February 17, 2017
Former President retd General Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: A man convicted by a military court in the 2003 Pervez Musharraf attack case has reportedly gone missing after his release from prison two weeks ago. Adnan Khan was freed on February 4 after the completion of his sentence.

On Thursday, a provincial law officer presented a report of the Sahiwal high-security jail before the Lahore High Court, claiming the authorities had released the convict.

The man’s mother denied the stance, saying her son did not reach home and neither did the jail authorities inform the family about releasing Adnan. She termed the filed by the prisons department ‘false’.

However, Justice Shahid Hameed Dar disposed of the contempt of court petition in the light of the prison department report.

Saira Khan had filed the petition, seeking action against the jail authorities for not releasing her son as directed by the court. Her counsel stated the court had directed the jail authorities to recalculate Adnan’s sentence, including government amnesties or remissions awarded to him and fix his probable release date.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 17th, 2017.

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