Federal Law Ministry reacts over the media reports of reference against Special court judge Waqar Seth

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Federal Law Ministry reacts over the media reports of reference against Special court judge Waqar Seth

ISLAMABAD: Federal Law Ministry reacts over the media reports of reference against Special court judge Waqar Seth.

Federal Ministry of Law on Saturday has categorically denied reports of the government filing a reference against special court judge, Waqar Seth.

The ministry said that the reference filed earlier in the day was by an independent individual or firm who is/are unrelated to the government of Pakistan.

A formal statement from the ministry on the matter went on to read that research and investigation was underway, as of yet to determine facts behind the apparently inhumane clause added to Pervez Musharraf’s death sentence.

The Attorney General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan who had left on a short trip to Turkey has returned to Pakistan today and would spearhead the process of skimming through data and resources before the government files a reference against Justice Waqar Seth. High Treason Case

The special court on Tuesday awarded death sentence to former president Pervez Musharraf in high treason case against him.

The special court, headed by Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth decided the high treason case with 2-1 split verdict against the former President and Military Chief.

According to the detailed verdict, Justice Waqar Seth and Justice Shahid Kareem awarded death sentence to the former president, while another member of the bench Justice Nazir Akbar had written a dissenting note and announced to set Pervez Musharraf free of the charges.

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