Additional Attorney General Tariq Khokhar resigns from his post
On Monday, Tariq Khokhar, who was defending Musharraf in high treason case resigned from his post. He had submitted an application on the government’s behalf seeking to postpone the judgement against former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the Islamabad High Court.
The ex-president, Pervez Musharraf was indicted in the treason case in March 2014 for suspending the Constitution in 2007. While under court trial, he had left the country to get medical assistance in Dubai in 2016. He has not returned to the country since then.
Sources had told that neither plaintiff, nor anybody from the government side, nor counsel of Pervez Musharraf appeared before the court.
The additional Attorney General stated that his conscience does not allow him to pursue this case any further and said he cannot defend Musharraf anymore. The AG reportedly held a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan before announcing his decision in public.
The high treason case against the former president was started against Musharraf in 2013 during the government of the Pakistan Muslim League-N.
Khokar was appointed as the additional attorney general last year in July.