Treason trial: Special court directs govt to submit report on co-conspirators verdict

On Nov 21, court told govt to include names of three senior ex-functionaries in the charge-sheet against Musharraf


Web Desk December 09, 2014

ISLAMABAD: A special court on Tuesday ordered the government to submit a report pertaining to its November 21 order to include alleged co-conspirators in the high treason trial against former prime minister Pervez Musharraf by January 7, 2015, Express News reported.

The former military chief was charged in March this year for subverting and circumventing the Constitution by imposing emergency in the country on November 3, 2007 - charges he denies.

Musharraf had requested the court for inclusion of co-conspirators in the investigation. The special court on November 21 partially accepted the plea with majority vote.

As per the order, former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, ex-federal minister Zahid Hamid and former chief justice Abdul Hameed Dogar will be tried along with Musharraf for the 2007 emergency.

COMMENTS (5)

Rex Minor | 6 years ago | Reply

Does this mean that Nawaz Sharif wants to submit the top brass of the Pakistan army including the current COAS? If he does, he deserves to stay on as the head of the Governent.

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Pindi Wala | 6 years ago | Reply

@Liaqat Ali: And how do you know Musharraf was the main perpetrator, and who made you the court? How do you know it was not the law minister who advised the prime minister, how do you know it was not the prime minister who advised the president, how do you know it was not the cabinet who asked the law minister to come up with the process? All this is for the court to look into and that's why they have asked for the investigation to be expanded. Investigating and charging one person alone is simply vendetta. Whether this action was legal or unconstitutional is a whole different matter that the court will have to finally decide after all involved have been charged.

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