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

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear the petition filed by former president Pervez Musharraf against his reserved verdict in the high treason case.
In the petition filed by the former president, he requested the LHC to stop the special court from announcing its reserved verdict in the high treason case against him.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Athar Minallah will hear the plea.

Read more: Musharraf challenges court’s verdict in high treason case

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.
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.

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

Former president Pervez Musharraf failed to appear before the court during the hearing of the case after going to Dubai for medical treatment in 2016.
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.
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