Islamabad (August 29, 2018): Special Court hearing High Treason Case against former President Pervez Musharraf on Wednesday accepted the plea of prosecution head Akram Sheikh seeking separation from trial maintained that the new government has to decide over the matter.
Earlier today, a two-member bench comprising of Justice Yawar Ali and Justice Mazhar Akbar heard the case which pertains to the imposition of extra-constitutional emergency in the country in 2007 against Pervez Musharraf.During the hearing, the interior secretary told the court that Interpol has rejected the application seeking red warrants for Musharraf. “Interpol says that such warrants are not issued in political cases,” he said.
“Submit the copy of the letter in court as we want to maintain transparency in the case. The court wants to finalize the case,” remarked Justice Yawar.“Can the statement of Musharraf recorded on Skype or should the case proceed without it.
The court should be assisted on the matter on next hearing,” directed the judge.The hearing of the case was adjourned until September 10.
Earlier on July 31, senior lawyer Akram Sheikh tendered his resignation as head of the prosecution team tasked by the previous government to prosecute former president Pervez Musharraf on charges of high treason under Article 6 of the constitution.Akram Sheikh sent his resignation to Secretary Interior Yousaf Naseem Khokhar in which he stated that since he was appointed as head of the prosecution team by the previous government, it was not appropriate for him to continue as the new government was going to take over soon.
Akram Sheikh said that the newly-elected government may choose to continue with the prosecution of the case and appoint a counsel of its own liking.