Treason case: Musharraf's lawyer requests court to order govt to provide FIA report

Farogh Nasim had requested the FIA report earlier as well but was denied access.


Web Desk April 24, 2014
Former president Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Lawyer of former president Pervez Musharraf, Farogh Nasim, requested the Special Court on Thursday to order the government to provide him with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) report which was the basis of treason case, Express News reported.

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

During the hearing, Nasim reiterated his earlier request to get access to the FIA report. The prosecution had, however, said such request should not be granted as it was an attempt to complicate the case.

While speaking to the media outside the court, Nasim said that the former president had always argued that all his orders were issued on the advice of then prime minister and parliament. The lawyer said he wants all those documents to prove Musharraf did not act alone and that his moves were sanctioned by then lawmakers.

He claimed that prosecutor Akram Sheikh had himself said that the case against Musharraf was technically not about treason but taking unconstitutional steps. “Unconstitutional measures are wrong but invoking Article 6 in this case is equally incorrect,” Nasim added.

On March 31, Musharraf was formally charged for subverting and circumventing the Constitution by imposing emergency on November 3, 2007. Musharraf had rejected the charges levelled against him.

You can view the five charges levelled against him here.

COMMENTS (15)

asim | 7 years ago | Reply

@army man: This is Nawaz Sharif's justice...this is what is going on.

Shahriyar | 7 years ago | Reply

the lucky billionaire will eventually be in one of his estates around the world as generals are above law in this poor country

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