Pak court resumes hearing on case against Musharraf for treason

Chief prosecutor Akram Sheikh alleged that one of Musharraf's lawyers tried to attack him after a verbal altercation.

hidden February 10, 2014 14:08:28 IST
Pak court resumes hearing on case against Musharraf for treason

Islamabad: A special court formed to try Pakistan's former military dictator Pervez Musharraf for treason resumed the case's hearing today amidst heated arguments between the Defence team and the Prosecution.

Chief prosecutor Akram Sheikh alleged that one of Musharraf's lawyers tried to attack him after a verbal altercation.

Pak court resumes hearing on case against Musharraf for treason

Pervez Musharraf. AFP

Justice Faisal Arab said the altercation would be decided after a review of CCTV footage and instructed Dr Ranjha to present his arguments.

Meanwhile, 70-year-old Musharraf was granted exemption from appearance today at an anti-terrorism court that is hearing the judges' detention case.

Public prosecutor Nadeem Tabish, attorney for Musharraf, Ilyas Siddiqui, and two of the former president's guarantors appeared before ATC special court judge Atiqur Rehman for the hearing.

Siddiqui submitted Musharraf's medical report and informed the court that his client is yet to make a full recovery.

He also requested the court to grant the former president exemption from appearing for the hearing of the case, which was challenged by the prosecutor.

The court, however, granted exemption to Musharraf from appearing for today's hearing and adjourned the case to 24 February.

The special court trying Musharraf has summoned him to appear on February 18 warning a non-bailable arrest warrant would be issued if he failed to do so.

Musharraf has not attended any of the hearings of the special court formed by the government last year to try him on charges of high treason for imposing emergency.

He was admitted to a military hospital in Rawalpindi after he developed heart problems on 2 January.

Musharraf faces treason charges under for suspending, subverting and abrogating the Constitution, imposing an emergency in the country in November 2007 and detaining judges of the superior courts.

PTI

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