Treason case: Musharraf files intra-court appeal against IHC decision

Published: December 31, 2013
Former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former dictator General (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: Former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf filed an intra-court appeal against the decision by Islamabad High Court (IHC) that rejected all three pleas by Musharraf against the special court constituted to try him for treason, Express News reported on Tuesday.

Musharraf had raised objections over the authority of the special court, appointment of judges and prosecutor.

Justice Riaz Ahmad Khan on December 23, had declared the requests inadmissible.

The ex-military strongman faces treason charges under Article 6 for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.

The special court comprises of Justice Faisal Arab of the Sindh High Court, Justice Tahira Safdar of the Balochistan High Court and Justice Yawar Ali of the Lahore High Court.

Musharraf, when challenging the authority of the special court, had stated that he was the army chief when he introduced the 2007 emergency and a military court alone could examine his actions.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Dec 31, 2013 - 4:02PM

    Let’s do something concrete dear courts.


  • Pakistani
    Dec 31, 2013 - 4:58PM

    Why isn’t Nawaz Sharif being charged for lying to the people / defying the constitution about his agreement with the Saudis. After continous denial by the Sharifs, it was the Saudi intelligence chief who had to come in person and wave the paper in front of the media for all to see. Recommend

  • mano
    Dec 31, 2013 - 5:17PM

    The arrest of top militant and their proxies is the real sin of Pervez musharraf,
    Our so-called free courts kept on releasing those terrorist, Why article is imposed on single person why not on are those who were at the helm of affairsRecommend

  • shiraz Mehmood
    Dec 31, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Nawaz Sharif, iftikhar Chaudry & zardari to be charged on articale-6, musharraf is innocent.


  • Taseer Siddiqui
    Dec 31, 2013 - 6:12PM

    Musharraf is a reall leader, he has no curruption charges like current leaders but had done great development plans for Pakistan during his tenure, now PM just trying to convert people attention.


  • amanat ali
    Dec 31, 2013 - 6:31PM

    This is “topy” drama of PML(N) to divert the attention of the people of Pakistan from the grave problems which the people of this country are facing which have been increased tremendously since taking over the government by them for the last 7 months.They should come forward and tell the people why they are not iniating the case of treason against Musharrad w.e.f.12th October,1999 when their government was dismissed by him and Marshal Law was imposed by Musharraf in the country. This is a fit case against him under Article 6 of the Constitution of Pakistan. As a matter of fact these coward people do not want to do so to save themselves from retaliation and do not want to come in the forefront intentionally due to the reasons known to everybody in this country.


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