Musharraf not to be arrested on his return to home: CJ

Musharraf not to be arrested on his return to home: CJ

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice (CJ) Mian Saqib Nisar Tuesday said Musharraf will not be arrested on his return to the country and will be provided Rangers foolproof security .

He remarked this while chairing a three-member bench hearing the case related to National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), passed by Musharraf in 2007.

"We are granting Musharraf a protective bail and till his return we will continue issuing his red warrants, the chief justice maintained.

During course of proceedings, Akhtar Shah counsel for former president apprised the court that he had talked to his client on September 27. "Musharraf has medical and security issues but he has promised that he will return," Shah added.

Further, the defense counsel contended that his client was not accused in the Lal Masjid case. Shah informed the bench that his client was suffering from an ailment of a serious nature.

"I am also suffering from a painful backache. We have arrangements for top-of-the-line treatment for Musharraf's ailment here," the chief justice responded.

Justice Nisar said, "Nobody will arrest Musharraf. He should record his statement in the treason case before a special court nothing else."

He said the former president and Ishaq Dar both are hiding themselves in foreign countries, however both should face court trial against them.

Subsequently, while giving full assurance that Musharraf will be provided foolproof security on his return adjourned further hearing till October 11.


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