High Treason case against Pervaiz Musharraf: New developments made in special court

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High Treason case against Pervaiz Musharraf: New developments made in special court

ISLAMABAD – New progress has been made in the special court in High Treason case against Former President Pervaiz Musharraf.

A special court on Monday ordered formation of a judicial commission.

Former president Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf declined to record his statement via video link in high treason case.

A three member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Yawar heard the high treason case against Pervez Musharraf today. The bench ordered to constitute the judicial commission for recording the statement of Musharraf.

The court said if Pervez Musharraf has any objections to the constitution of the commission, he may approach the courts. Hearing of the case has now been adjourned till 14th of next month.

During the hearing, the lawyer of Musharraf and prosecution team appeared before the court. The lawyer informed a special bench that his client is indisposed. Justice Yawar Ali said that Pervez Musharraf is out of the country and according to his counsel he is ill. His statement should be recorded under article 342.

The justice asked the lawyer that Is it possible to initiate the case trial without recording of 342 statement. Following to this, the counsel submitted the written reply of Musharraf, saying that the former president wants to record his statement after his return.