ISLAMABAD: A special court has set March 11 as the hearing date for a petition filed by the wife of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf against a ruling to confiscate her husband’s properties and bank accounts after he failed to appear for a hearing.
On July 17 last year, a special court ordered the authorities concerned to confiscate all of Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s movable and immovable properties while hearing treason charges against him. The five-page order said that the court could not proceed until the accused was arrested or surrendered, and recorded his statement under Section 342 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
In April 2014, the former army chief was formally charged with treason for imposing emergency on November 3, 2007. But the trial hit a roadblock when the special court asked the federal government on November 21, 2014 to treat former CJP Abdul Hameed Dogar, then Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, and then law minister Zahid Hamid as co-accused.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 2nd, 2017.