ISLAMABAD: A special court in Islamabad has reserved its judgement in a high treason case against former president Pervez Musharraf. The ruling in the case will be announced on November 28.
Head of three-member bench of the special court, Peshawar High Court Chief Justice Waqar Seth conducted the hearing.
The ex-president 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 told that neither plaintiff, nor anybody from the government side, nor counsel of Pervez Musharraf appeared before the court.
During the hearing Waqar Seth inquired that why new prosecutor was not appointed. He also said Musharraf’s lawyer had been given three chances and he still did not appear to defend his client before the court.
It may be mentioned that a crucial development had taken place following the last hearing when the federal government had on Oct 24 dissolved the prosecution, constitutional teams, and the research assistant working on the case.
The notification in this regard had said that the step had been taken under Section 4-A of the Central Law Officers Ordinance, 1970, which dealt with appointments made by the president. It had said that the services of the teams had been “disengaged”.
The high treason case against the former president was started against Musharraf in 2013 during the government of the Pakistan Muslim League-N.