Court to decide fate of Musharraf in high treason case on Nov 28
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The trial court on Tuesday has reserved verdict of high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday.
During the hearing, the court has remarked that Musharraf’s lawyers can submit their written arguments regarding the case till November 26.
Meanwhile, the court will announce its verdict against Musharraf in the high treason case on November 28.
On October 24, the government has sacked the 22-member prosecution team handling the high treason case against Musharraf.
92 News has obtained a copy of the notification regarding the sacking of the prosecution team. The Interior Ministry has issued the notification on October 23. The sacked prosecution team includes the research assistant.
Earlier, a special court rejected former president Pervez Musharraf’s pleas for his acquittal and a delay in the high treason case.
Announcing the reserved verdict on Wednesday, the court withdrew the right of Pervez Musharraf to defence in court. The court ruled that trial could not be postponed due to illness of an accused. It remarked that they cannot give more opportunity to Musharraf on the order of the Supreme Court.
The court ruled that trial could not be postponed due to illness of an accused. It remarked that they cannot give more opportunity to Musharraf on the order of the Supreme Court. The court remarked that Musharraf could the lawyer of his choice if he surrenders to the law.
The former army chief, who took power in 1999, is facing a treason trial under Article 6 of the Constitution as well as Section 2 of the High Treason Act on a complaint moved by the federal government.
The trial court, in line with the Supreme Court’s (SC) directive, was scheduled to record Musharraf’s statement to complete the trial but he could not appear before the court due to medical reasons.
He was booked in the treason case in December 2013 and was indicted for high treason by a special court in March 2014, but he left for Dubai in 2016 to “seek medical treatment” and has not returned since.