IHC to hear Musharraf's appeal against Special Court's appearance orders on Thursday

Justice Riaz Ahmed of the IHC will hear intra-court appeal.


Web Desk January 15, 2014
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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) will hear on Thursday an intra-court appeal from former president Pervez Musharraf's lawyer Chaudhry Faisal Advocate, contending that the Special Court’s orders requiring the former dictator appear before it on January 16, as illegal, Express News reported.

After Faisal filed the intra-court appeal on Wednesday, the court summoned him for a hearing on Thursday, the same day as Musharraf is required to appear before the Special Court.

The petition will be heard by Justice Riaz Ahmed of the IHC.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) had rejected all three pleas by Musharraf against the special court constituted to try him for treason.

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

Previously, Musharraf’s legal counsel Ahmed Raza Kasuri claimed on Sunday that his client’s appearance before the court was conditional on the improvement in his health condition.

Justifying Musharraf’s absence from the hearings on medical grounds, Kasuri said, “At present, he [Musharraf] is not a normal person and I cannot say exactly if he will appear before the court, because he is sick and under observation.”

“I cannot say that the former president will appear before the special court on January 16 because that is subject to permission from his physicians,” he added.

Last week, the special court had ordered Musharraf to appear at a hearing on January 16, after reviewing the medical reports presented by the Armed Forced Institute of Cardiology (AFIC), where he has been receiving treatment for a heart condition for more than 10 days.

COMMENTS (15)

SHB | 7 years ago | Reply

@Naim: Thanks for your comment. I have been in the army as officer too so I have some knowledge what are the privileges and benefits. If you are sure that he is not corrupt then ask him to release his tax returns for the last 14 yrs. That will show his income when he was president and a speaker . This will show his income from Pakistan and also foreign income. Do you know how much is the income or pay of president of Pakistan?Did he pay taxes on this income? If president of USA can declare his pay and tax return every yr, why cann't we know income of president of Pakistan. We must learn good things from the west too. By the way , president Obama is paid $450,000 per yr ,he has to pay taxes on that amount too. You can google to see his tax returns. Since we are talking about Mr Musharraf at this time, I will keep my comment limited to him. Yes, other politicians are corrupt too. To me Mr Musharraf is corrupt to the last drop of his blood unless proven other wise. If he is not corrupt, he will release his tax returns. If he does not release, then you know the answer, I do not have to tell you. Thanks for reading it.

Naim | 7 years ago | Reply @SHB: obviously you have no knowledge, Musharraf is a very highly paid international speaker,he having been army chief would have been awarded plots,like all army officers are through out their careers,he received income from his book In The Line Of Fire,when he finishes writing part 2 of the book and is published he will receive more money. You should address your question to all the corrupt politicians but you won't.
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