Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Monday heard high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf. A two-member bench headed by Justice Yawar Ali in a special court of Islamabad heard the case.
During the proceeding, the court decided that hearings on the case would take place on a daily basis from October 9. “The case has to be taken to logical conclusion soon. The interior ministry should tell in writing how Musharraf can be produced in the court. Can he only be brought back via Interpol?” asked Justice Yawar Ali.
Prosecution lawyer Nasserud Din Nayyer appeared before the court. However; the prosecution head Mohammed Akram Sheikh recued himself from fighting the case. The judge asked Mr Nayyer to play the role of prosecution on the case.
“The prosecution should guide the court whether Musharraf’s statement can be recorded on skype or not. How the case will proceed if neither the suspect appears before the court nor his statement is recorded?” resented the judge.
The hearing of the case was adjourned until October 9. The case pertains to the imposition of extra-constitutional emergencyin the country in 2007. The special court indicted Mr Musharraf forhigh treason in March 2014.
The special court declared the accused a proclaimed offender andordered confiscation of his properties which could not be attached dueto the litigation in courts.