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Treason case: IHC rejects Musharraf’s stay order plea against commission for his statement

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday has rejected former Army Chief and President Pervez Musharraf‘s plea against the order of special court allowing formation of judicial commission to go abroad and record former his statement in high treason case.

A two member bench of IHC comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani resumed the hearing of the case.

The Court sought arguments from Musharraf s counsel in favor of admissibility of plea of a court absconder, and adjourned hearing till November 19.

Earlier, on Monday, the petition was filed by the barrister Salman Safdar, the legal counsel of Pervez Musharraf, to challenge the orders of special court allowing judicial commission to go abroad and record his statement in high treason case.

The petition states that order of special court pertaining to recording of Musharraf’s statement through the judicial commission to be set-up is illegal and is affecting the legal rights of the petitioner. The petition further states that there is no precedent in Pakistan’s history pertaining to similar verdict.

The petition urged Islamabad High Court to annul orders of special court.

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