Plea for Musharraf’s red warrants rejected by Interpol: Interior secretary
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Interior secretary told a special court on Wednesday that Interpol rejected the plea for former president Pervez Musharraf’ red warrant.
The special court resumed the hearing of the high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf. A two-member bench comprising of Justice Yawar Ali and Justice Mazhar Akbar heard the case. The Interior secretary submitted the report in high treason case against Musharraf to the special court.
During the hearing, the Interior secretary told court that interpol has rejected the plea seeking red warrants for Musharraf. “Interpol says that such warrants are not issued in political cases,” he said.
Prosecution head Akram Sheikh maintained that the new government has to decide over initiating treason case against Musharraf. “The lawyers of Musharraf in the case are now in government. The Interior Ministry can decide better,” he added.
Justice Yawar allowed Akram Sheikh to part away from the prosecution responsibilities. The special court sought the complete details of the Musharraf’s assets in Pakistan. The hearing of the case was adjourned until September 10.
On August 20, the special court in Islamabad had summoned the Interior secretary over non-arrest of Musharraf in a high treason case despite issuance of non-bailable warrants against him.
On March 18, 2016, the former president left Pakistan for Dubai for medical treatment after his name was removed from the Exit Control List on the orders of the Supreme Court.
A few months later, however, the special court declared him a proclaimed offender and ordered the confiscation of his property owing to his no-show.