Islamabad (March 08, 2018): A special court hearing treason case against the former COAS and dictator General retd Pervez Musharraf on Thursday issued his permanent warrants and summoned the officials of the Foreign Ministry in 30 minutes in the court.
The court hearing the case of imposition of extra-constitutional emergency by Musharraf in November 2007 began its proceedings on Thursday after a gap of nine months.
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Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Yahya Afridi is heading the bench which includes Lahore High Court Chief Justice Yawar Ali and Balochistan High Court Justice Tahira Safdar.
As the hearing went under way, the Interior Ministry submitted in court a report on Musharraf’s properties, stating that four of seven properties are owned by the former president and army chief.
Moreover, senior lawyer Farogh Naseem excused himself from Musharraf’s legal representation, after which Faisal Chaudhry appeared to represent the former president.
Prosecutor Akram Sheikh, presenting arguments, pressed the court to order Musharraf’s arrest and production in court. The court then summoned officials of the Foreign Ministry in 30 minutes.
In March 2014, Musharraf was formally indicted over treason charges for imposing emergency on November 3, 2007, which led to the confinement of a number of superior court judges in their houses and sacking of over 100 judges.
The former president left the country for Dubai in March 2016.