Treason case: Court summons FO officials to bring Musharraf back

Published: March 8, 2018
Former President General [retd] Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former President General [retd] Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Special Court has summoned Foreign Office representatives to suggest how former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf could be brought back to the country to face the high treason case pending since 2013.

A three-member bench, headed by Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice Yahya Afridi and comprising of Lahore High Court (LHC) CJ Yawar Ali and Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court (BHC), resumed hearing of the case pertaining to the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in the country in 2007.

Musharraf treason case: Special court to resume hearing on March 8

During the court proceedings, prosecution head Akram Sheikh requested the bench to expedite the case in view of Supreme Court’s February 26, 2016, order. He pleaded for a review of the special court’s July 2016 order wherein it was held that it could not conduct a trial in the absence of the accused.

Referring to Pakistan’s extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh said the government could have stopped Mushrraf from leaving the country.

The hearing will resume after a break.

Musharraf treason case: Special court to resume hearing on March 8

Pervez Musharraf was formally indicted for imposing extra-constitutional emergency in the country in 2014.

The former president has made an unexpected appearance before the court and rejected all charges against him.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Haji Atiya
    Mar 8, 2018 - 1:02PM

    Yeah, why you let him out in the first place ??? Oh, I forgot, on a backache ! Just typical Recommend

  • cuban
    Mar 8, 2018 - 2:02PM

    Maybe the courts should be asking why the govt and the courts let him leave the country in the first place?Recommend

  • Naim
    Mar 8, 2018 - 3:05PM

    Go ahead given to initiate vendetta proceedings after a period of nine months by Plmn Ashan Iqbal to take away focus from Nawaz sharif loot and plunder trial,no justice for Musharaff as long as special court under Pmln instructions.Recommend

  • FarahJawed
    Mar 8, 2018 - 3:33PM

    I think the double standard is quite clear – the maulvi that came face to face of the Supreme Court building and put on the speakerphone and addressed the honorable judges in Shakespearean language runs. free, and Musharaf who grabbed a CJP by the hair and dragged him lives freely. I think current CJP should resign his post he no longer has the respect of the people, he has become a partial and political entity.Recommend

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