May 12 mayhem: Sindh High Court summons Musharraf

Court orders summon notice be printed in London’s newspapers. Hearing of the case will take place on April 3, 2012.

Web Desk February 24, 2012

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday issued a notice summoning former president Pervez Musharraf in the May 12, 2007, Karachi violence case, Express News reported.

The court ordered that the summon notice be printed in London’s newspapers. The hearing of the case will take place on April 3, 2012.

The court also directed that a petition to constitute a larger bench be sent to the Sindh High Court Chief Justice Musheer Alam for hearing.

On May 12, 2007, at least 50 people were killed as political activists fought pitched battles on the city’s streets ahead of the chief justice’s arrival.

On that day, the then dysfunctional chief justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, was scheduled to address the silver jubilee celebrations of the SHC bar association and all parties in the opposition, including the Pakistan Peoples Party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Awami National Party, organised a rally in his support, to escort him to the venue — the SHC building.

The MQM had also announced a competing rally. The roads leading to the airport and SHC were blocked by shipping containers. Lawyers and journalists were maltreated by gun-toting goons, all in their teens, wearing caps, white shirts and jeans and riding in white cars. The then CJ of the SHC, senior judges and others were prevented from entering the court’s premises by these men.

Several petitions, including a suo motu one, were filed but the proceedings were dropped during the interim set-up after Musharraf proclaimed an emergency and suspended the constitution. After Musharraf left, applications for the restoration of the petitions and proceedings were filed.


Disgusted and digruntled | 11 years ago | Reply

@Uza Syed, Missji or Mr.ji! Even if these 'amateurs' are thugs, they surely deserve a chance over those by birth and habitually thugs, and whose thuggeries have been witnessed and borne by this nation to the teeth. So far as Imran Khan is concerned, I have seen a little bit of his think-tanks who do not come in fore front, who are relentlessly working behind the scene, and who are really the gem of persons, both professionally and characteristically. For their relentless hard work to bear fruit, Imran has to come to the power. And for coming to power constitutionally, he albeit needs people with face value, people to be electable! You people have chosen parliamentary democracy. In parliamentary democracy, the public representatives' assembly is the power house, which according to Karl Marx is nothing but pigs' stable/husbandry. So, you dumb headed blind people, allow Imran at least once come with 'electibles' available in the market, and then see if he forms his government according to his tall but very pertinent and precise claims or not. If he could not (probably he would not, because where in a country people like you reside, the developing of a good governance would not be an easy task at all!), then you could and should howl and yowl to your heart's content! Until then why such howling, eh?

Missji or Mr.ji! you are not at all alive to the reality, you are not aware of the sanguine situation prevailing at every walks of life because of complete lack of governance, and juggling and haggling by two so called big parties, and their smaller boot lickers. The early this nation gets rid of these professional liers, jugglers and players with nation's emotion, would be immensely the better. Try to realize and understand this. It will not take any paisa extra for this!

Uza Syed | 11 years ago | Reply

@Disgusted: Political matters and its knowledge------it sure won't be coming from your this amateure, a naive of a politician------if you wish to believe in this thuggery, well you are in the right place. Yes, it's that 99% that I belong and that's who I'm worried about. Like I said your this 'heroes' would be first out with his team of Tareens, Quraishees, Swatis etc. right on that plain that is being used to trick us in inciting this chaos and disorder the so called tsunami. Strange to see how blind people like you can be---damn it go and find out where this fake 'Kaptaan' lives and also his team of thugs------what did you say-----yes sir, that's exactly where your these saviours live in -------- "palatial" houses.

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