New developments reported from Supreme Court over former President Pervaiz Musharraf verdict plea
ISLAMABAD – New developments reported from Supreme Court over former President Pervaiz Musharraf verdict plea.
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has raised objections on the plea against the verdict that nullified the formation of the special court.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed ordered to fix the plea for hearing along with the objections.
On February 3, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict that declared the formation of the special court unconstitutional.
LHC Rawalpindi Bench Bar Association former president Taufeeq Aif, through Hamid Khan advocate, contended that the Lahore High Court had no power to hear the formation of the special court, praying that the verdict should be nullified.
He stated that the LHC had not properly interpreted the amendment to Article 6. “Pervez Musharraf has been absconding since 2016. For this reason, the trial was ordered against him in his absence,” he said.
The petitioner said that Pervez Musharraf was given several opportunities to appear in court. “The LHC cannot question that decision to try the accused in his absence as directed by the SC,” he said.
He said that the LHC verdict seems to be an insult to chief justice’s advice regarding the formation of the Supreme Court. “The LHC judges have negated their appointment by announcing the verdict,” he said.
Earlier on January 16, former president Pervez Musharraf challenged the verdict of the special court in the Supreme Court.
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