Pakistan Attorney General gives an unusual strong response against Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict

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Pakistan Attorney General gives an unusual strong response against Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan Attorney General gives an unusual strong response against Pervaiz Musharraf death penalty verdict.

Attorney General of Pakistan Anwar Masood on Thursday said that the federal government will not accept the verdict of special court at any cost, that pronounced death sentence to former president Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case.

Anwar Mansoor Khan has strongly condemned the detailed verdict of the special court, saying that the government will take action against the judges.

Anwar Mansoor Khan termed detailed verdict as ‘illegal, unconstitutional and immoral’. “We have to take action against the concerned judges under Article 209 and I strongly condemned the verdict of the special court,” he added.

“I will take steps for declaring the verdict null and void after returning from Istanbul. This matter will be sent to the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) of Pakistan for holding an inquiry against the judge,” the attorney general said. He also demanded to remove Justice Waqar Seth over this verdict.

On the other hand, senior barrister Hamid Khan said that it is clearly written that no reference can be filed against any judge on the base of his decision.

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