Musharraf treason case: SC disposes all petitions, orders govt to start investigation

Justice Khawaja hopes there will be no further delays in the case.

Web Desk July 03, 2013
Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court disposed all petitions seeking the initiation of a treason case against former dictator Pervez Musharraf, reported Express News on Wednesday.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja concluded the hearing and ordered the federal government to investigate the case.

Justice Khawaja said that all eyes were on the government and he hoped that there would be no delay in the investigation of the case.

Attorney General Munir A Malik informed the court that a special committee had been set up for the purpose of investigation and that work had already begun.

Musharraf, who returned from four years of self-imposed exile in March, has been under house arrest at his plush farmhouse on the edge of Islamabad since April 19.

On June 24, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that Musharraf will be tried for treason under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan. He is accused of subverting the constitution twice.



Scorpio | 9 years ago | Reply

@Kaleem: Better please be contended with your so called democracy and start reaping its fruits if any...People of Pakistan are not bothered whether they are herded like animals by civilian dictators or Military dictators but they want issues of social security be addressed. And the matter of fact is the nation was / has been far better placed under the dictators than your so called democratic leaders cum parasites who are bent upon suck the last drop of blood of this poor nation....

salim | 9 years ago | Reply

@Kaleem: So also civilian dictators born on laps of the military.

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