Special court discharges Musharraf's requests

Published: March 7, 2014
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Former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

Former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The special court on Friday discharged former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s requests regarding bias of judges, the formation of the special court and nomination of judges during a hearing of the treason case, Express News reported.

A three-member bench — headed by Justice Faisal Arab — heard the case.

Musharraf 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 court on February 21 had turned down Musharraf’s plea to transfer his treason case to a military court and had instead fixed his indictment on March 11.

The bench had directed the former president to appear in person before the special court on March 11 to hear the charges being read out against him.

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  • Mar 7, 2014 - 1:28PM

    Heard* the case , not “was hearing”

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  • Asad Khan
    Mar 7, 2014 - 1:31PM

    Long Live Musharaf, Judicial Activism Down Down.

    regards,

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  • Concerned Citizen
    Mar 7, 2014 - 4:08PM

    If only 20% of the money spent on Mr. Musharraf’s security had been used in protecting the Islamabad courts at F-8, we might have avoided the terrorist attack. Alas…

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  • Taseer Siddiqui
    Mar 7, 2014 - 4:08PM

    Saad Rafique Sb. AP nay Altaf Hussain Sb. per article-6 laganay kee appeal kee hay, AP kee govt. hay AP action lay. Article-6 Altaf Hussain Sb. per raganay say phalay kia ap Nawaz Shareef Sb. per jin ho nay Zia sb. kee Govt. may shamil huy and Zia Sb. kee qaber per yae kah kay may in ka mission pura Karun ka. Saad Rafique Sb . KIA AP Nawaz Shareef sb. per bhee article-6 laganay kee appeal karay gay?

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  • AAK
    Mar 7, 2014 - 4:11PM

    Simply Long live Musharraf for Facing the kangaroo courts bravely,Shame on Pakistan army for humiliating whole army in hands of dirty judge.

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  • as
    Mar 7, 2014 - 4:16PM

    Biased Judiciary! All hail and best wishes to General Musharraf! I wish he can come back to lead this ill-forgotten country!

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  • abid mohiuddin
    Mar 7, 2014 - 5:00PM

    Cooked up judgements
    Army wake up

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  • Waseem
    Mar 7, 2014 - 5:07PM

    Big question is, what is this “special court”? a group of revenge takers not justice providers.
    Musharraf Zinda Bad!

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