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High treason case: LHC to resume Musharraf’s petition today

Treason case: PBC approves plea in SC filed against LHC decision
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) will resume hearing the petition filed by former president Pervez Musharraf against his reserved verdict in the high treason case.
Justice Syed Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi will resume hearing today.
On 26th November, Pervez Musharraf filed a petition in the LHC against a verdict reserved by a special court in the high treason case against him.
The court also issued a notice to the federal government and summoned Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan to provide assistance to the court.

Read more: LHC to hear Pervez Musharraf’s petition in high treason case today

The court also sought a notification and summary for the formation of the special court.
The court overruled the objection and set the hearing on 28th November, the same day the special court was said to announce its verdict after hearing the arguments of Musharraf’s counsel.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad high court has stopped a special court from announcing the verdict in the high treason case against Pervez Musharraf.

Also read: Court to announce verdict of Musharraf treason case on Nov 28

The special court was set to announce the reserved verdict on 28th November for high treason. However, the interior ministry on Monday had submitted a plea, stating that the accusers to be tried with Pervaiz Musharraf, were not included in the trial.
The petition further said the prosecution team submitted written arguments for which it had no authority.

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Earlier on 19th November, the special Court reserved its verdict of high treason case against Musharraf, which is scheduled to be announced on 28th November.
General Musharraf was booked in a treason case in December 2013. He was indicted on 31st March 2014 in the case of suspending the Constitution by proclamation of emergency on 3rd November 2007. He left for Dubai in 2016 to seek medical treatment and hasn’t returned since.

Also read: IHC stops verdict in Musharraf treason case

The former president has been declared an absconder by the special court as he has not been appearing before the court since March 2016, when he left the country for medical treatments in Dubai the same year.
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