New developments reported in former President Pervaiz Musharraf high treason case
ISLAMABAD: *New developments reported in former President Pervaiz Musharraf high treason case.*
Special Court resumed hearing of the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday. Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, head judge of the special court during the hearing said that the bench will not comment on the jurisdiction of the high court in the case.
It is to be mentioned here that the Islamabad High Court on Wednesday granted a plea link of the Interior Ministry and halted the special court from announcing the final verdict in breach of the constitution case against former president Pervez Musharraf.
The special court in its November 19 decision had reserved the verdict in the case against Musharraf, which was scheduled to be announced on November 28 (today).
The high court bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah ruled that the special court should hear the stance of Pervez Musharraf in the high treason case before announcing the verdict link.
Justice Waqar Seth in his remarks during the hearing said that the court was not bound to allow Salman Safdar (former lawyr of Pervez Musharraf) in the hearing. “We have Supreme Court orders with regard to Salman Safdar,” Justice Seth said.
“If he intends he could assist our appointed lawyer,” Justice Seth said.
The court directed the Ministry of Interior to appoint its team of lawyers by December 05 as per the orders of the high court. “The court will hear only one counsel even the ministry appoints 50 lawyers,” the court said.
“The high court ruling have reference of Article 10, we have thoroughly implement it,” the judge said.