Former President Pervaiz Musharraf reacts over the Lahore High Court verdict over his petition

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Former President Pervaiz Musharraf reacts over the Lahore High Court verdict over his petition

ISLAMABAD - *Former President Pervaiz Musharraf reacts over the Lahore High Court verdict over his petition.*

Former military ruler General Retired Pervez Musharraf has termed the verdict of the Lahore High Court (LHC) as ‘legal and constitutional’ which declared the formation of a special court to hear high treason case against him as unlawful.

While talking exclusively to *ARY News*, Pervez Musharraf said he is pleased over the LHC’s verdict as the ruling was given in accordance with the law and the Constitution.

The former president said that his health condition is gradually improving. However, he rejected to further deliver any comments over the filing of the treason case against him. Musharraf said that he will comment over the matter after getting the detailed verdict of the high court.

Musharraf expressed gratefulness to the nationals to pray for his early health recovery.

Earlier in the day, a bench of Lahore High Court granted a petition of former president Pervez Musharraf and declared the formation of a special court link to hear high treason case against him as unlawful.

Justice Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi announced the court verdict. The court in its verdict said that the Article VI could not be enforced from the past. The bench also expunged clause (iv) of the Special Court (Amendment) Act.



Earlier, the high court reserved its verdict on the petition against formation of the special court for high treason case against Musharraf.

Additional Attorney General (AAG) Ishtiaq A. Khan concluded his arguments before a three-member bench of the high court headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi. Justice Ameer Bhatti and Justice Chaudhry Masood Jahangir were other two members of the bench.

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