April 10 hearing: ATC summons Pervez Musharraf

Published: March 28, 2015
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Former president required to submit medical report to justify exemption from hearing. PHOTO: INP

Former president required to submit medical report to justify exemption from hearing. PHOTO: INP

ISLAMABAD: 

An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Islamabad has summoned Pervez Musharraf on April 10 in the judges’ detention case.

While expressing dissatisfaction over the respondent’s continuous absence, ATC-II judge Sohail Ikram on Friday told the former president’s counsel to submit a medical report along with the exemption application at the next hearing.

The directions came in response to Special Public Prosecutor Aamir Nadeem Tabish’s objection that the counsel had submitted the exemption plea without a medical reason.  The court, however, granted the exemption for Friday’s hearing over the counsel’s assurance that he would submit the medical record at the next date.

In the Abdul Rashid Ghazi murder case, surety bonds worth Rs100,000 were submitted on behalf of Musharraf against bailable warrants issued earlier this month.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 28th, 2015.

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  • Parvez
    Mar 28, 2015 - 12:26PM

    Why are we wasting tax-payers money ?Recommend

  • Nk
    Apr 2, 2015 - 5:32PM

    @Parvez:
    It is not a waste because it is the duty of the state to prosecute to the fullest extent those who break the law. Are you going to say that murderers, rapists, and thiefs should not be prosecuted because it’s a waste of tax payer money? Subverting the constitution is an even bigger crime.

    Secondly, by establishing the writ of the state, the state ensures that potential criminals – whether they be politicians, generals or thiefs – respect and fear the law. Only by doing this can the international community be assured that Pakistan is safe for business. This means more investors for the country, more money inflow, etc. So in fact this is not a waste, but rather an investment necessary
    To ensure the future prosperity of Pakistan. Recommend

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