New developments reported over former President Pervaiz Musharraf high treason case

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New developments reported over former President Pervaiz Musharraf high treason case

ISLAMABAD - New developments reported over former President Pervaiz Musharraf high treason case.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday took up former president retired Gen Pervez Musharraf's petition challenging the verdict reserved by a special court in the high treason case against him.

Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi, who presided over the proceedings, asked Musharraf's lawyer, Khwaja Ahmed Tariq Rahim, to present two-point statements tomorrow and assist the court regarding the maintainability of the petition.

He was instructed to present his arguments on the following points:

- How can the LHC hear the petition if there are proceedings against Musharraf ongoing in the Supreme Court? - Musharraf is a resident of Islamabad — how is the petition maintainable in Lahore?

The special court had on November 19 concluded the trial proceedings in the high treason case against Musharraf for declaring a state of emergency on November 3, 2007, and had ruled that a verdict would be announced on November 28 (Thursday) on the basis of the available record.

On Saturday, Musharraf had approached the LHC against the verdict reserved in the high treason case and sought suspension of his trial in absentia.