Former Pakistani Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan lands in hot waters

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Former Pakistani Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan lands in hot waters

ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistani Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan lands in hot waters.

The Supreme Court was requested on Wednesday to order action against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif link and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan over instituting a high treason case against former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf.

A petition filed in the apex court’s Karachi registry impleads Nawaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar and others as respondents.

It states that the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Jan 13 declared the formation of a special court to hear a high treason case against Pervez Musharraf as unlawful and unconstitutional.

“This decision lends credence to the fact that the former military ruler’s trial in high treason case is based on mala fide intentions,” the petition argues, pleading with the court to order strict action against ex-PM Sharif and Chaudhry Nisar.

The petitioner further requested the court to order extradition of Nawaz Sharif so he can complete his prison sentence.

Earlier, on Jan 13, a bench of Lahore High Court had granted a petition of former president Pervez Musharraf and declared the formation of the special court to hear the 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 past. The bench also expunged clause (ix) of the Criminal Law Special Court (Amendment) Act 1976.