Special court summons DHA Karachi, Lahore administrators with records of Musharraf's assets

Published: May 19, 2017
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A three-member bench on Friday continued its hearing of the high treason case against the former president. PHOTO: AFP

A three-member bench on Friday continued its hearing of the high treason case against the former president. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A special court headed  on Friday summoned the administrators of Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Karachi and Lahore along with complete records of Pervez Musharraf properties if they failed to submit the requisite information to the Ministry of Interior.

Special court seeks details of Musharraf’s properties

A three-member bench headed by Justice Yahya Afridi continued its hearing of the high treason case against the former president and observed that the interior ministry report on Musharraf’s properties was incomplete as DHA Karachi and Lahore had not provided the requisite information of the properties mentioned in the report.

The special court comprises Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Yahya Afridi, Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court (BHC) and Justice Yawar Ali of the Lahore High Court (LHC).

“We direct the Ministry of Interior to furnish the requisite information regarding the properties mentioned in the report before the next date of hearing,” it said.

The bench continued that “in case Defence Housing Authority Lahore and Karachi fail to submit the requisite information to the Ministry of Interior, we direct the directors-general or administrators of DHAs Lahore and Karachi to appear in person along with the record properties mentioned in the report.”

‘Red warrants’ may be issued for Pervez Musharraf

During the hearing, the court was informed that the government was ready to provide Musharraf complete security upon his return.

Lead prosecutor Akram Sheikh said that “an accused cannot dictate his terms for appearance before the court, however, in case, General (retd) Musharraf surrenders himself and appears before this court the state undertakes to give him all the security that he availed as president of Pakistan.”

The next hearing is scheduled for July 18.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Shahid
    May 19, 2017 - 10:13PM

    Those people trying him should be tried themselves for wasting nations time and resources. Disgusting Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    May 19, 2017 - 10:23PM

    Generals are above the law in this country

    and

    more important than this country

    so nothing would happen

    just dramas as usualRecommend

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